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Architects: ATELIER EGR
Client: Famille Et Provence
Project team: SP2I + A2MS
Photographer: Giaime Meloni
The plot where the project is located in a rural site in the countryside. It is well-preserved, however, land pressure starts operating, bringing some sparse villas and first operations of property development. Therefore, the site suffers some fragmentations by plot divisions.
As the aim was to start a city piece, a project was proposed which assumes a frontal view toward public space and a built density. This is why a template of rustic houses was revisited, narrow, repetitive, and aligned.
The rhythm created by the project on the way of Colle initiates a design of public space which would generate a continuity for the future and enough built density for the city.
The project is built around an enclosed garden used as a shared patio. We aim to design it as a strong element representing the public space of the project.
The building opening on public space counts two floors while the one in the plot’s backside is a ground floor.The housing is based on typologies clearly identified: day space and night space. The day space is a single space, through North-South.
Most of the housing is designed in sections and offers impressive high ceilings and zenithal light. A system of hollows creates outdoor intimate spaces and transitional thresholds between public and private spaces.