Two Houses in Orsara / Raimondo Guidacci

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Architect: Raimondo Guidacci
Location: Orsara,
Collaborator: Leonardo Guidacci
Client: Maria Ruscito
Main contractor: Antonio D’Aries, San Severo
Site Area: 160 sqm
Project Area: 125 sqm
Project Year: 2005
Photographs: Alberto Muciaccia

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The project concerns two small buildings situated in an irregular shape lot, near the old town of Orsara di Puglia, in a street characterized by different typologies of buildings.

site plan

The new buildings completed the block by filling the gap between the fronts on the two streets, left uncovered an internal area to brought light inside the two buildings and related them to each other. It is possible to divide the front of both houses in three elements: a basement made of brushed Apricena stone, a surface completely covered with oak boards, containing the entrances, and a white wall, without windows, for the front on Via Trento, while on Via Cadorna there are two balconies in stainless steel.

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Both the buildings are covered by roofs with a single slope made of Rheinzink.

The particular lot geometry have influenced volumetric development of the houses, buildings follow the different directional lines which crossing the area.

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The main idea of the project starts from these bonds and finds the solution in the rotation of the levels around the chimney, like a fan, generating many terraces turned in direction of the court, the core of the buildings.

Cite: "Two Houses in Orsara / Raimondo Guidacci" 18 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 02 Sep 2014. <>


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    i would love to see how the interiors were designed. anyway the exterior fits the disrict pefectly, wish to see it in person

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    Nice. Modern exteriors; a bit stark. Where’s the potted geraniums?

    What about the inside? Show us please. Was this for 1 family in 2 buildings or 1 family in ea. building?

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    Good job. Interesting concept. Too bad no interiors are show. And that the yard is not finished. It would be interesting to see the whole project finished.

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