This house stands on hilly terrain in an attractive landscape characterised by the presence of oak and olive trees. A desire to leave the site untouched led to the idea for a “suspended house” that sits on the plot without touching it. The building features two protruding horizontal slabs that float in parallel to form the “portico”, a shaded area protected from the weather and from which to contemplate the view. At the rear, a garden surrounded by dry stone walls creates a protected area (hortus conclusus), a more intimate space for guests staying in the house.
The technological solutions chosen to ensure high standards of energy efficiency have been integrated and harmonised to achieve an uncompromising architectural result. The use of local materials such as limestone and oak, as well as elements that refer to local building traditions, such as dry stone walls, establish a relationship with the land without interrupting continuity.