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House in Carabbia, Ticino, Switzerland

Monday 10 Dec 2007

Private house in Carabbia

Photography: PINO MUSI 
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Davide Macullo Architects' house in Carabbia 

Carabbia is a little village of approx 600 inhabitants. It rises on the western side of Mount San Salvatore slope in a beautiful bowl. This house is characterized by the creation of clearly identifiable geometric structures that delimit an organized development of the spaces. The underlying theme is the establishment of a spatial relation between interior-interior and interior-exterior that aims at the dilatation of the lived dimension. The interesting lesson comes from the succession of Japanese gardens which show a different awareness of the space through a sequence of sceneries and space dilatation. It is as if it were possible to experience a domestic atmosphere and, at the same time, to project one’s own perception on a geographic scale. This building responds to the owner’s wish to live in an intimate space, as if it were a shell. Carved in a clear square geometry, the spaces meet the slope and extend in a spiral - fluent movement that constantly changes the perception of the space and its relation with the exterior, offering privileged views towards the beautiful landscape of the region. This small house (13x13m) stands for a sequence of experiences condensed in a continuous space that gives a sense of protection and, at the same time, of being projected into the landscape. The sloped roof that follows the inclination of the land is a reaction of building on the will side proposing an organic language instead of a urban one!

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