twin houses

twin houses

Architect
Raimondo Guidacci
Location
Turin, Italy
Project Year
2007
Category
Housing

twin houses

Raimondo Guidacci as Architects

The project is principally characterized by its simple and rigorous geometry to which it is built. Geometry consists of a few recognizable elements: a base completely covered with gray stone, two twin buildings whitewashed and covered with a titanium zinc roof.


The base, about three meters high has a square plan with a side thirty meter long. It is divided in two large triangles by a diagonal ramp, completely paved with iroko wood which allows access to both houses. The two houses, arranged with a right angles between them, each contains two home units, one on each of their level.


The roof, with a inclination of 60% is treated as just a facade: cleaned up from any added elements as chimneys, antennas, ducts ventilation. All these items are included into a single big chimney which forms the hipped roof.

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