The trabocco is an old “fishing machine” typical of the Adriatic coast. These constructionconsist of a platform set on pilots above the sea. Horizontally is fixed by long poles or antennas, carring a large fishing net stem out from the platform.
Along time, however, these light architectural features, lost their primary sense andpurpose for which they were originally designed and gradually turned into real rooms above the sea. The project on renovating a “trabocco” recall historical tradition of the structure of the old“trabocchi”, but with a new image and new use.
The project follows the principle of extreme simplicity, a uninterrupted lines follows thecontours of the structure. In its interior final finishes, through design of a kitchen area and a small dining room or living room, while the lower section features a small bathroom anda larder. The material used is larch wood, that corresponds to the ones used by fishermen.STUDIO ZERO85 Geographical coordinates: 42°28’6.56″N; 14°13’37.62″E
Design team: MIRKO GIARDINO, MARIO MICHETTI, GIOVANNA PIZZELLA
Project area: area of trabocco 24 mq, area of platform 112 mq
Project Year: 2005 – 2009
Photographs: SERGIO CAMPLONE