Project name: House V
Location: West Sicily
Year: 2007 - 2008
Surface: 70 sqm
The design of this small structure, ten meters long and with a façade of only five, is derived from the need to combine the functional requirements dictated by the search for light: the lot is closed in on all sides and gets light only from the southern face, with a need to give aesthetic character to the only visible part: the street front. From this originated the design choice of effecting a slight rotation of the façade towards the interior, combining the driveway and the entrance to the house in a single broken line.
The main façade, covered with green slate, camouflages the automated garage opening and, in an expressive way, unifies the various aesthetic and functional needs of the small building. The top floor is characterised by a small terrace on the front side that gives light to the bedrooms, while in the rear, the inclined roof has a gap formed to capture light and air and channel it to the innermost part of the habitation.