House on the Cliff
"The design of a small house is also an opportunity to test an old myth of modernity: to let architecture speak with few and obstinate words, without fear of any loss of meaning, being meaning itself.
The apartment is arranged all around the great vestibule in the centre, from which you can enter all the house rooms. The “vestibulum” was a semi-public entrance space of the roman “domus”: a place where the family welcomes his visitors and show itself to the community.
The quiet and sunny flat is situated in a XIX Century neighborhood in the city centre of Genova. The new layout of the flat is ruled by a huge piece of furniture, a sort of “domestic continuous monument” that cuts the house in two and strongly connotes the entry room, welcoming the guests.
Spazi pubblici Il progetto prevede di concentrare lo spazio pubblico nell’area di progetto a ridosso della collina di Carignano, in continuità con la passeggiata di Corso Italia e direttamente interconnesso con il grande sistema di spazi aperti che comprende Piazza Rossetti e Piazzale Kennedy.