FCN 2009

FCN 2009

FCN 2009

Scheme name: FCN 2009

Practice: Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo

Client: Federica Cimatti

Photographer: Hélène Binet

Situated on the side of a hill, in a seismic area, this is a lesson in freshness of thinking, invention and in the inseparable nature of structure and architecture.

An apparently solid plywood-clad box floats above the site, pitched so as to enjoy the horizon and the distant sea. It prises open by means of a movable guest-wing, mechanically operated, which slides away to reveal a terrace and a glass wall to the main house. The main fixed element of the house is constructed in prefabricated concrete.

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