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House in Crevenna

Marco Castelletti Studio di Architettura

Europa | Como

This detached family residence designed by Marco Castelletti is located in the undulating countryside of Crevenna, in the northern Italian province of Como, an area of great natural beauty with views of the foothills of the Lombardy Alps. The architectural programme has been prompted by the sloping terrain.
The house is arranged on two levels to follow the natural gradient; the perimeter fencing is transparent, maintaining uninterrupted views of the rolling countryside and preserving visibility of the compact house; and the main entrance, on the north elevation, is a narrow flight of stone stairs climbing the slope. The building itself is conceived as a rigorous geometry of horizontal planes. It comprises two, somewhat stark volumes, their different functions evidenced by the strikingly different wall surfaces and roofs. A small, squat volume with a long strip window contains the...

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