This detached residence is located in a new urban development area in Altedo di Malalbergo, a little town in the flat countryside just outside the city of Bologna, Italy. As an example of alternative residential programmes it bears the hallmark of architecture practice diverserighestudio (cf. casa m+r, acupuncture #3, viewable at
www.theplan.it in the Italian Architecture Section published in April 2012).
The building is an unmistakable statement, a distinctive volume whose solid materiality is further underlined by a wrap-around envelope of dark stone fusing façades and roof.
The sharp edged geometry creates a series of unexpected elevations. Here multiplicity of shape is the rule. Obliquely sliced walls, overhangs and recesses overturn the concept of perimeter and envelope, creating a complex volume in which the building’s vertical dimension stands out...
Wolf D. PrixIn only two days, tomorrow will be yesterday. What does that mean? Very simply, it means that we architects have to think ahead at least three days, o...