La Casa Dell’Architetto antica Dimora Storica

House on the lake road “alla Madonnina” Dervio (Lecco) renovated from 1994-1996
The house was owned by Francesco Buzzi Ceriani who played a significant role in the post-World War II Italian architectural debate.
The architect had renovated Dervio’s house to which he was sentimentally linked by memories and confidence with the place: built by his ancestors in the seventeenth century and was the summer holiday home in his childhood, the refuge of the family displaced from Milan during the war B. divides his residence between his house in Milan and that of Dervio, an ancient town on the eastern shore of the upper Lario.
The centuries-old building, originally consisting of two properties, is inserted in a courtyard where relatives, all named Buzzi, lived.
The context of the lake constitutes a strong suggestion for B. since childhood, when he pushed aside the tiles of the roof to access the view of that “beautiful, primitive scenery with strong features, with very high mountains to the north, the great woods and the valley deep of the Varrone to the east, and to the south the blue panorama of the lake with the promontory of Bellagio.
The new house “internalizes and captures images of the landscape. From the door in the public courtyard you can access the areas of community life: the “open-air room”, the living room, the kitchen / dining room; the upper floor is dedicated to guests and also includes the library; the two highest levels are reserved for the “architect’s house”, which overlooks the beloved places: from the terrace you can see “the castle and the rugged mountain, without houses”; from the study in the attic, Two new skylights frame the views that Buzzi sought as a child while climbing.
The Tale of the house itself unfolds around the spatial figures of an ideal domus: The entrance door with the fountain, the impluvium, the pergola, the trucks and the “protected” areas under the water table. In these interiors we feel the pregnancy of color-space, which is a traditional Lombard feeling, and the use of color-material, which is inherited by affinity from Gardella. “… For me the material is always color, something that figuratively organizes the world of colors in space.
The farmer’s house, in its austerity in its simplicity, derives from a religious feeling of the house.
The idea of ​​the house as a religious place, the enhancement of the landscape, the literary acquaintances and the influences of figurative art, show that B. the renovation of the family home was an operation faced from the poetic point of view and the value of fictional.
“By quoting, one should consider Kafka A dervio’s lair as your inhabitant-architect-builder … it appears as the place of the final balance of its author and at the same time, as a refuge where he manifests his nature and his identity
  • 150 MQ
  • MAX 4 guests
  • BATHROOM NR.1 WITH SHOWER
    BATHROOM NR.2 WITH WC and SINK
  • INDEPENDENT ACCESS FROM THE PRIVATE COURTYARD.
  • DOG WELCOME
  • KITCHEN WITH GAS STOVE
  • REFRIGERATOR WASHING MACHINE
  • INTERNET TV
  • PRIVATE COUTYARD