House with Chinese Painting
The flat is placed at the corner of a rectangular plot and overlooks a park: this privileged position gives this home silence and light. The flat is traditionally divided into two parts: in the living area the different uses of daily life melt in one space, unique but articulated. The glass separating the kitchen and the living opens just in front of the main entrance, underlining the passage between the two parts of the flat.
The surface of this mini loft is very small: a very common situation of many small, ancient houses in this part of Trastevere, in Rome. The height of about 4, 30 meters is used in two points: on top of the bathroom, in order to allow a small mezzanine where to sleep; above the kitchenette, where a plasterboard shelf is used for storage. The masonry kitchenette is covered with grey-glass mosaic, the floor is in teak wood; the rest is intentionally white.
Rammed Earth House
Designed for NKA+ Foundation (an NGO promoting arts to encourage social cohesion in developing countries), it is made of two parallel strips, separated by a spine of services. The common living area expands towards the terrace, where people enjoy staying together. Exterior and internal walls are made with rammed earth, while the structure of the split roof is in wood. The roof will project over the exterior walls in order to protect them from rain.
House for a family
The radical renewal of this flat is due to the need of creating a new bedroom that did not exist in the former layout of the flat. This change becomes an opportunity to reorganize the whole flat: the living area becomes a dense space where all the family members flow into during different moments of the day. The dining area is not only the linkage between the common and private areas of the flat, it is the real “hearth” of the house.