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...