MoDus Architects and the Oderzo Architecture Prize
The fifteenth edition of the Oderzo Architecture Prizeis currently underway and the last day for registration is 4th August. As well as the main section reserved for architecture in North East Italy, the prize has two special sections. The first is dedicated to architecture created throughout Italy and regards the workplace: “Architecture of workplaces at the time of 4.0". The second, "Architects from Veneto worldwide", is reserved for recent works by architects from Veneto across the world.
The design by the MoDus Architectsstudio, the home and atelier of the artist by Hubert Kostner in Castelrotto (BZ), won the previous edition of theOderzo Prize, together with other important awards, including the jury’s special award of the Italian Architect Prize 2013.
The strong point of the MoDus project, as clearly underlined byMara Corradi in an article in Floornature, was to have designed "contemporary architecture rooted in the past". By using traditional materials in a contemporary way, the architects reinterpreted a type of construction typical of Alpine homes with a stable on the ground floor and a home on the upper floors, to transform it into an artist’s residence – a home and studio.
Architects: MoDus Architects (Sandy Attia, Matteo Scagnol) www.modusarchitects.com
Partners: Volkmar Schultz and Samuel Minesso
Client: Hubert Kostner
Place: Castelrotto, Bolzano (Italy)
Photos: © Niccolò Morgan Gandolfi, Günther Wett