house in the rock by romano adolini emerges from abandoned quarry bluff
 
house in the rock by romano adolini emerges from abandoned quarry bluff
jun 24, 2015

house in the rock by romano adolini emerges from abandoned quarry bluff

house in the rock by romano adolini emerges from abandoned quarry bluff
all visuals courtesy of romano adolini 

 

 

 

italian architect romano adolini often builds projects around the province of viterbo, using the geographical conditions as a backbone from which he builds. ‘house in the rock’ — still a conceptual work — follows this characteristic philosophy, dealing with the recovery of an abandoned quarry in civita, italy. the single family home is 120m2 and is fully embedded within a wall of tufa, a highly porous limestone.

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a pool and raised wooden deck are the only elements that extend beyond the façade

 

 

 

the design allows, through constructive subtraction, a discreet natural volume to emerge from the rock. along the entirety of the façade are floor-to-ceiling glass walls that end in a large entrance hall on one end. from the opening protrudes a raised wooden platform and a swimming pool; nothing else extends beyond the face, referencing the history of cave dwelling in the region. 

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interior view 

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lateral section

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plan

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: nick brink | designboom 

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