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 project took into account the characteristics of the site, closed-in on three sides and with the only free front facing north, with searching for light as a design theme. From this, the decision was made to articulate the building around two courtyards, with the inclusion of small terraces on the diagonal of the plot so as to channel light coming from the south toward the interior of the various rooms.