Italian architecture practice completes striking residential project on vacant lot
tissellistudioarchitetti presents a 3,492 sq m residential building in Cesana, Italy comprising eight individual apartments spread over two floors. The reinforced concrete structure has four storeys above ground and one below which acts as a car park on a plot that was not originally reached by public services such as roads, lighting or sewers.
The firm explains: "There is an area of considerable dimensions to manage; inside this area it has been necessary to organise, laying down the Public Administration, the whole public works system that would have been then a service to the building: the access road to the building races along two sides of the quadrangular perimeter of the lot, conducting the cars to the area predisposed to open parking lot, and an ample green zone faces the residences.
“The classical and consolidate residential functions can be found in a ‘box’ which does not refuse the archetype of the parallelepiped volume, but even in the tension of the planning search it ‘lives’ and rotates along an axle parallel to the ground almost lifting from earth the look of its more representative face.
“Cleanliness and compactness of the prospects are the aims always pursued and happily reached through the use of a simple and direct language, particularly evident in the formulation of the principal prospects: ample balconies extend themselves along the front whole length, but an single graphic sign coordinates the complexity of the system-prospect of the openings, synthesizing the single elements in a unique dominant motive, in the identification profile of the whole architectural body.”