CASA MICHEL: Rising from Ruins
Casa Michel was a unique refurbishment and extension project. The original plot included an old stone ruin and a very rundown house. With careful planning and attention to following legal restrictions associated with the preservation with the ruin, CORE team was able to connect the building and ruin, refurbishing the later as a special guesthouse while achieving high energy efficiency in the estate.
Though not without its challenges on the legal and technical fronts, the project was completed in time and within budget, achieving the right balance between affordability, sustainability and aesthetics.