‘two-family house in giacomuzzi’ by monovolumeimage © rené rillerall images courtesy of monovolume

 

 

situated in front of lake caldaro in northern italy with only rolling hills and vineyards in between, the ‘two family house in giacomuzzi’ by localpractice monovolume architecture is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional regional style. the duplex finds itself on a sloping site,using this to its advantage in collecting plenty of natural light throughout the day. a concrete shell wraps the duplex on three sides over thenorthern elevation and is entirely open to the south, where large sliding windows illuminate the living rooms and bedrooms. with a vertical separationbetween the residences, each unit contains three floors and share an ample yard and exterior courtyard.

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzisouthern side facing the vineyardsimage © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzicolumns support an overhanging elementimage © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzziimage © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzisquare voids in the outer shell create playful light patterns on the interiorimage © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzi(left) square apertures(right) entrance to a unitimage © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzientranceimage © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzikitchenimage © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzziimage © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzientrywayimage © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzidining room image © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzziliving roomimage © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzihallway servicing the bedroomsimage © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzziinterior glow through the outer concrete skin at nightimage © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzziimage © rené riller

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzisite plan

 

 

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monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzifloor plan / level 1

 

 

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monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzisection

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzisection

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzisection

 

 

monovolume architecture: two family house giacomuzzisection