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house for two families
pietrasanta [lucca] italy
The project offers the opportunity to redefine the architectural composition of a single family home surrounded by a large garden. With respect to the historical and architectural tradition of Versilia, and consistent with the morphological environmental characteristics, the architectural language put to practice favors simple and regular forms.
The perimeter of the existing villa, constrained along the channel border, is expanded to the road and the western border.
The villa maintains the existing structure but the new layout highlights the intersection of two volumes which become separate living quarters; a new stairway characterized by the use of glass bricks connects the two apartments and the terrace above.
On all floors large terraces protrude beyond the perimeter of the building adding dynamism to the compact volume. Elements such as the stairwell, balcony railings and floor slab details give a horizontal reading to the otherwise uniformity of the façade. Similarly the stairwell often emerges with respect to the main body differentiating itself by the sinuous form and considerable number of windows.
program house renovation
design 2010-2011
realization 2011-2012
dimension 140 m2
client private
design team Chiara Martini, Lorenzo Rossetti
structural engineering Studio Croce (Pisa)
costruction Gigliotti costruzioni, Elettrocasa

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