THE TREE

MAG

Casa Bottega by Chris Briffa Architects

ARCHITECT:

Chris Briffa Architects

PHOTO:
 
Aldo Amoretti
 

YEAR:

2019

LOCATION:

La Valletta, Malta

LINKS:
 
 

 

Chris Briffa Architects’ Studio devised a design for a building that would function as both architectural practise and domicile.  Briffa himself had lived next door to this period property for eight years. Dilapidated, structurally unsafe and abandoned, when presented with the opportunity to purchase it through court auction, Chris seized his chance and bought the 17th century house, located at the lower end of the Valletta peninsula. Over five years, with myriad concept permutations, the structure was transformed into his home and studio, retaining distinct identities and addressing diverse needs, within the confines of an urban, historic neighbourhood.

 

Text provided by the architect

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