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House in the Orchard / LDA.iMdA architetti associati

House in the Orchard / LDA.iMdA architetti associati

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San Miniato, Italy
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 84.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2019
  • Photographs Photographs: MEDULLA studio
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Adobe, Autodesk, Cardelli Bros., Edra Mazzei, Mapei, Maxon, Mercurio-Autodesks17s71
© MEDULLA studio
© MEDULLA studio

Text description provided by the architects. In its various forms to live in a private house can express the desire to get back to a lost dimension. In this project, shape is not context, is not reinterpretation of tradition and not even search for lost figurative relationships.

© MEDULLA studio
© MEDULLA studio

1. the external coating (covering wall continuity) was made applying an ecological polyolefin sheet  with high solar reflectance;
2. the extremely poor structural technology usually used for greenhouses here adapted for the home;
3. the internal floor covering is made by using anti-infiltration water resistance protective products on the prefabricated wood self-supporting panels (larch wood - polystirene - fir wood);

© MEDULLA studio
© MEDULLA studio

We want to fix the aspiration of a client's hobby:  to cultivate a vegetable garden, and we made it with a pure external form. This form owes its origin from the ancestral child's drawing of a house. The aim precedes the practice to put contemporary architecture in fragile territorial context in order to reactivate new potential relationships. This statement of “la casa nell'orto" project contains all the energies that the clients put into this realization, with particular regards to innovative choices:

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© MEDULLA studio

4. the modular structure created by partializing the larger project (first project included interior space to be used as a winter garden or a greenhouse);
5. to lift up the whole floor reducing the impact on the landscape, solving at the same time hydraulic problems;
6. hosting events such as StudiAperti 2019.

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04 - Project elements 02
12 - Project plan
12 - Project plan

This project is part of the research we are investigating for: how the figurative synthesis of an architecture is often recurrent in the architect's work, and how it can be an important element of investigation in finding answers or models for a contemporary fluid and dynamic society.

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Cite: "House in the Orchard / LDA.iMdA architetti associati" 12 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/920854/house-in-the-orchard-ldmda-architetti-associati/> ISSN 0719-8884

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