BRUTALIST HOUSE

ON THE TIBER

8m x 8m=64m2

 

In ancient Rome, numerous villages consisting of huts stood along the banks of the Tiber. Straw-clay huts. Nowadays, rudimental, DIY constructions using waste materials are a sign of the frequent immigration phenomenon in our country. Many of these huts can still be found lining the Tiber. We can recognise the features inside this 64 m2 house. In fact, we are speaking of a light, easily transportable structure, on the one hand, yet primitive and rudimental on the other, just like those ancient huts. Modern technologies and ancient materials give a simple, pure, essential shape, the structure of which features an assembly system, which operates by overturning architectural elements and parts. The house consists of two light, platforms made of clay-covered, composite material for the roofing and for the floor at ground level. The ground platform contains folding walls, which can be raised to form the external perimeter of the house. Two glass windows and two Tiber wattle walls complete the structure to create a low cost system of natural sun screens. Inside, the space features natural fibre panels, which can be placed as required.

Architect: Anna Rita Emili

Year:2008

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