An inhabited geography

An inhabited geography

The proposal interprets the existing geography by transforming the steep slope of the land, facing towards Lake Maggiore, into a sequence of inhabited terraces. Through a matrix consisting of houses with an "L-shaped" layout, a sequence of spaces is defined where the wall of the adjacent house forms a patio. The proposal aims for maximum contextual integration of minimum units of 80 and 120 square meters. The residential system is fully consistent with the slope of the terrain, minimizing its impact on the context and existing ground levels. Green roofs enhance the perception of a condition of total hybridization between artificial and natural landscape. Access paths to the residences are positioned one meter below the level of the housing units to prevent introspection.

The proposal interprets the existing geography into a sequence of inhabited terraces

The project enhances the green areas of the rooftops, which appear as terraced levels facing towards the lake



Brezzo di Bedero (VA) - Italia


Borgo Sesia SPA

Total area

2212 mq

Built area

2458 mq


residential complex of 31 patio houses

Architectural Design
Arch. Camillo Botticini, Arch. Matteo Facchinelli (Botticini + Facchinelli ARW S.r.l. S.t.p.)

Project Team
Arch. Lucia Fanetti, Arch. Ilaria Taietti, Arch. Arianna Bordignon

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Category: Single house

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