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Wigglyhouse / ifdesign

  • 02:00 - 5 December, 2016
Wigglyhouse / ifdesign
Wigglyhouse / ifdesign, © Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Como, Italy
  • Lead Architects

    Franco Tagliabue Volontè, Ida Origgi
  • Area

    150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
© Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

Text description provided by the architects. Wiggly house is a single-family residential building located in a difficult context 50km away from Milan in Italy, characterized by multi-storey buildings that surround it.

© Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

Because of this promiscuity, the house tries to protect itself reducing  the openings toward the outside as much as possible, compensating with big or smaller patios, both closed and open, that give light to the inner spaces in a more suitable way.

© Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

The covering reaffirms this principle. Canadian gray granite covers the entire building to symbolize this idea of protection with the exception of the walls where the volume is subtracted by the grey-plaster made patios. 

© Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

This way the building tries to open upwards:

the pitch of the roof folds restless in search of the zenithal light in an almost gestural attitude, generating three light stacks in the living room,in the kitchen and in the “meditation room” at the end. 

© Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

The pitches of the roof alternate, “wiggling” the sequence of the lines of the roof section.

Section
Section

So in the inner spaces the value of the light is emphasised. From the typological point of view, the project investigates new combinations depending on the change in the family structure and the use of contemporary living spaces that seems to be radically changed in recent years.

© Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

The Italian architect Cesare Cattaneo assumed in "the house for the Christian family" a growth hypothesis of the building organism; the new paradigms on which the evolution of the families of our times are assumed call for a deep reflection on the status of the new housing models.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

What is proposed is an ability to survive to subsequent configurations, at least for some key spaces of the house, but also an organism with a spatial structure that is able to grow in the future.

© Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

So the project is not completely saturated by the volume allowed for the lot, occupying it in the manner of a matrix, which leaves voids in the plan and arranges the rooms along a North-South axis, waiting to be completed and added in the future.

© Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

Product Description. The covering affirms the principle to protect the house from the sorroundings . Canadian gray granite covers the entire building to symbolize this idea of protection with the exception of the walls where the volume is subtracted by the grey-plaster made patios.

© Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

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Cite: "Wigglyhouse / ifdesign" 05 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/800678/wigglyhouse-ifdesign/> ISSN 0719-8884
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