dall’olio house

230 sqm

Dall’Olio House Poggio Catino, Italy

The design of shapes and spatial solutions for the Private Home was inspired by the local architectural tradition: the patio, the entrance, the living room and the kitchen have been reviewed in a contemporary key. On the way to the house, one first sees the porch, which can be used as an extra exterior room, and frames the surrounding valley beneath a sloping roof. The house is partly below ground level for two reasons. The first concerns environmental issues: the house is designed according to low environmental impact principles; the second one concerns emotional issues: the house has a “core”, which is the patio, enclosed in and surrounded by the building’s volume, and wholly below ground level. Thus, it is cool in summer, because it is almost completely shaded during the day.

 Credits: Design Architects: Tstudio, R. Grio e M. Mainiero

 Photography: Silvia Massotti