Abitazione Privata Urgnano / Matteo Casari Architetti

  • 05 Jul 2013
  • Houses Selected Works
© Andrea Martiradonna

Architects: Matteo Casari Architetti
Location: , Italy
Architect In Charge: Matteo Casari, Valentina Giovanzani
Design Team: Silvia Previtali, Raffaele Rota
Area: 350 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna

© Andrea Martiradonna

The house is built on a small lot within a residential area of expansion in the territory of Urgnano (BG). The project site conditions are interpreted to generate dissonance and denying direct view to the outside. In a context of typological and stylistic multitude, the volume of a rectangular oriented parallel to Via Basella, reduces to a few gestures the mute relationship with the outside.

© Andrea Martiradonna

The anthracite concrete box, raised a meter and a half off the ground, only allows one entering: the entrance, backed also by a slight bending of the glass wall that divides the porch. Outside what is not concrete is glass, which is delegated to the diaphragm, not only between inside and outside, but also between the two different interiors of the house and the porch. The bounding rectangle base is juxtaposed to the extent of the pool, the only element not contained in the box.

Cite: "Abitazione Privata Urgnano / Matteo Casari Architetti" 05 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=397591>
  • Tim

    My goodness, how is this building considered beautiful? It’s cold, its boring and sterile. It looks like it’ll stand for 10 years before everyone tires of it’ll be torn down. It’s also unnecessarily heavy looking. This building is anything but cozy. Doesn’t blend in with the environment and doesn’t seem to have a sense of permanence in the world.

    • Croco Dile

      But it looks “clean” in graphics. :-)

  • Hex

    You can’t define beauty yourself. Some people may like it’s cold image, like me. I like how cold, serious, clean it looks.