The site is located between the square and the church of a small village in the Po Valley. The new building is developed around a small inner courtyard. The front facing the street has no openings, apart from the main entrance. It is four metres high and underlines the idea of the thresholdconceived as an element of transit and delimitation that separates the outer world, without rules or qualities, from the controlled interior space. The walls of the building have no domestic openings, establishing a selective relationship with the surroundings and providing a visual rapport with the only side that has vegetation, to the east of the building, and with the inner courtyard.