Construction of collective housing
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consists of three villas connected by a common garage and raised slightly from
the ground by a base, deliberately without a garden level. The three villas
accommodate five apartments in each unit and are united by a central entrance.
The green, landscaped outdoor areas around the buildings recreate what was
formerly a park with no vehicles and nearly no hard surfaces. To limit the
impact of the construction, the three units are distributed on the green
property with sufficient spacing after the demolition of the present villa.
Each villa and each floor plays with transparency and mass, combining
uninterrupted masonry and gaps consisting of loggias and glazed areas that can
be used in summer and winter alike, combining transparent and enamelled glass.
Each villa and each floor plan combination plays with views and natural light,
catching a glimpse of the other without offering a direct line of sight and
provides a unified impression with a rational palette of materiality. The
construction uses a single material, rejecting any gimmicks or façade cladding
and combining prefabricated and insulating bricks simply coated with lime
plaster. The window frames are timber – solid, framing and defining the privacy
of the living area – or metal – for the loggia, minimalist, as open as possible
to the light and views. The three villas are situated between the hill and the