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Green Vision

UdA Architetti Associati

Named Green Vision, this two family house was designed by architect practice UdA. Nestled on a steep slope in hilly terrain in the province of Turin, north-west Italy, it commands magnificent views of the lowland below clustered with an assortment of farmland and small towns. The relation between nature and architecture is the pivotal theme of the programme: how the two interact and to what extent this man made structure enhances its composite setting. In this case the relationship involves the immediate and distant landscape. The solutions adopted acutely reflect the intrinsic ambivalence of any building, i.e. that it changes but at the same time becomes part of the landscape. Architecture adds a dimension to its environment but at the same time prevents or limits others. An extended south-facing elevation enhances the view over the lowlands in the distance, making the far off...

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