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Courtyard House

Botticino, Brescia, Italy


on going

Total area of intervention:
1.195,90 sqm

Build-up area:
399.21 sqm

Functional program:
Private House

The house is set in an urbanised context at the foot of the Botticino hill, in the province of Brescia: the view is of both the Po Valley and the marble quarries. The property is raised above the access road by a natural podium and is bordered by a virtual fence created by an L-shaped building, ending with a swimming pool and an aerial structure created to measure the space, building a parameter that looks out to the horizon.

On the ground floor, the living room and kitchen put the functional parts in total openness towards the courtyard, while the first floor hosts the large sleeping area.

In the basement of the podium are the garages and service areas such as the cellar and laundry, as well as a fully equipped gym.

The architecture is built with a materiality that recalls the earth and its colours, from the transparency of glass to the warmth of stone and wood, to create a virtuous interpenetration between the home and the surrounding space, even in the choice of materials.