Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Private House in Sassuolo, Italy by Enrico Iascone Architetti
June 13th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Enrico Iascone Architetti
This family house is located in Sassuolo – Modena’s ceramic manufacturing heartland – in an area of extensive expansion of the Sixties between other detached houses surrounded by small gardens on a plot once occupied by a detached house, now demolished. Enrico Iascone and Carlotta Menarini plan conditions of habitability of notable level, using elements prefabricated out in wood for the plans earth: the residences enjoy of thermal isolation and control of the damp that the wooden material assures.
The house have thermal insulation and moisture control ensures that the wood material , thus contributing substantially to achieve certification in energy class A, a design objective achieved. The prefabricated wooden elements gives advantages in the yard to dry, for security, accuracy and speed in the working stages. The project proposes a robust framework: the two units take on a structure plan in parallel, with features almost mirror.
The general plan is settled on two opposite L, to determine for each residence reserved areas in open spaces: the floor with woven strips of wood in various sizes to increase the value of living in the expansion of their living and dining areas. The residences are qualitatively characterize as real villas for spatial relationships, the search for light, the optimal orientation: the relationship between privacy, exposure and resolves in the accents of light polarization of mostly opaque walls and windowed walls.
Northwards, the look is compact, with the entrance to the accommodation that the garages within the site and above ground, while access to the other units is from the west. The complex offers a combined volume and geometry of plants and hard-edged clarity of forms. The ventilated wall coating, large slabs of ceramic thin gray-black tones Laminam, suggests material strength and elegance, favoring the characteristics of life of the material. The architecture combines the idea of seemingly monolithic volume with open fronts inside broken line, identifying areas of high brightness and accentuate visual spaces.
On the west side of both residences, the light is detailed on the centrality of the staircase, the windows and the skylight horizontal cut opal, which drops to the inner wall in the residence, define distribution areas that become habitable spaces, with the passage of light to and terraces on the eastern front, floored with wood and glass railings. The light becomes a means of discovery in the interior, side and overhead natural light and artificial light: one blade overlaps led in the inner walls of windows, echoes and emphasizes the transition between interior and exterior, opening the residences as a diamond that shines . To the basement are located facilities and equipment for the club, with swimming pool for each unit, the ground floor, the living rooms and dining room with sliding glass doors, upstairs, sleeping areas. Wood, bronze fixtures, and wall cladding for Laminam, on the roof, photovoltaic cells: combination of technologies and expressive values for quality housing.
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