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Meno di 31 (Bologna, Italy)

December 2014
International Competition “Meno di 31”

client: Isabella Seràgnoli
program: residential

GFA: 80m2

budget: 200,000 euro

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The project for a little private house in the garden of the eighteen century villa Belpoggio-Baciocchi, doesn't explicitly states its program. The new building appears sculptural and however changeable. The east elevation is massive to not interfere with the daily uses of the villa and its monumental facade. The living spaces face the south-west, with large windows overlooking the woods and the hills. A new mineral landscape overlaps with the natural surroundings. The architecture "mocks" the hill with a tilted surface, repeatedly folded to define a continuos and surprisingly domestic space. The garden is a place of discovery as much as the 80sqm pavillion divided into a succession of forms and moments. The living room will be located in the noble floor while the bedrooms and the service rooms will be in the basement.