pope benedict XVI retirement headquarters
 
pope benedict XVI retirement headquarters
mar 22, 2013

pope benedict XVI retirement headquarters

pope benedict XVI retirement headquartersimages courtesy 1week1project

 

 

since leaving the vatican on february 28th, 85 year old benedict XVI lives in castello gandolfo, located 30 km away from rome. for his spiritual retreat, 1week1project proposes a house sitting on a roof close to piazza della rotonda. reinterpreting the halo’s symbolic shape, the dwelling is organized around an atrium (central garden or courtyard) and offers a 360° view. the building will provide benedict XVI the necessary seclusion for praying, preserving a relationship with the surrounding world.

 

 

pope benedict XVI retirement headquarters

birds eye view of the retirement headquarter

 

 

 

 

 

pope benedict XVI retirement headquarters

building diagram

 

 

pope benedict XVI retirement headquarters

plan drawing

 

 

pope benedict XVI retirement headquarters

location close to piazza della rotonda, rome

 

 

pope benedict XVI retirement headquarters

 

 

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  • Sorry one man’s holy is another man’s apologist for a corrupt institution.

    james Martin
  • You have a lot of time to waste.

    John
  • Cama de matrimonio? 😉 en cualquier caso mejor colocar el eje radialmente.
    Mucho vino y pocas hostias, con perdón.
    Aun estoy buscando la puerta de entrada 😉

    Pablo
  • This is the most ridicuous thing I have ever seen. Awful renders, who was stupid enough to pay for them!

    Jamie
  • Great idea and very witty

    LUCY
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  • This project is part of our “spontaneous architecture” we propose every week. Visit and participate:
    http://www.1week1project.org

    1week1project
  • This building is so crazy, and it has no cohesion with the rest of the buildings. Is it a spaceship? or is the newest Apple headquarters?…

    luisefe80
  • I like the fact that although this is a humorous entry, the ‘architect’ has even positioned his bed to watch the morning sunrise!

    Some extensive cooling required in the bedroom for sure, or at least an ice cube to suck on as he falls asleep :p

    DJR
  • ” the building will provide benedict XVI the necessary seclusion for praying”…so why a 360 view of the city above one of the most busiest piazza right in the center of Rome?…doesn’t sound really “Seclution”…

    bob
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