This country house is anchored to the line of the horizon, where the bank of the Tresinaro torrent
stands as background and scene of the environmental field. The project reinterprets the historical
countryside typology space named porta morta in contemporary terms, going to define a hollow
space that becomes the fulcrum of architecture.
Two side wings help to ground the house in the plot: they slide on each other by a transparent
double height passing through which links and connects the spaces of the bedrooms / studio on
the first floor through an hanging balcony.
The porch as a solar diaphragm and jasmine canopy configures the open-air extension of the living
room, while the first floor rooms extend the house towards the landscape.
The open space on the ground floor places the kitchen in the south-west corner in continuity with
the staircase and the tv room in the north-east corner, leaving the double height living space as
the core. On the opposite side the private entrance to the house is linked to the services (garage
and dependance) through another hanging jasmine canopy.