W010_MEDUSA (CASA C2)_01
Caltagirone (CT), Italia built 2001
Detached villa with garden

The project of re-designing an unauthorized house, later on authorized, confirms and consolidates the building location in the central part of the allotment with the demolition of the bodies added later on and the definition of a horizontal plane, shaped as a rectangle defined by the paving and by a series of walls, which are used as ground support on one side and as membranes protecting the private open-air space on the other. The new image of the house recalls those closed manor farms, typical in eastern Sicily: on the road it presents itself as an unitary image underlined by the horizontal frame and by few and deep holes, while on the back it breaks up into many parts of different scales, making the pitching roofs appear, which contribute to characterize a more private household space.