The composition of the house is made up of five blocks, each containing different functions and expressing varied levels of privacy. The blocks slip and slide along one another to create an arrangement which frames a small patio courtyard and swimming pool. Movement within the house parallels winding water in a rocky brook.
In a smaller scale, the design of the facade reflects the communicative, open aspect of the house. The windows integrate inhabitable surfaces in its geometry, creating a new degree of contact to the outside landscape. The transparent elements of the building are designed not only to frame the landscape, but are also volumetrically composed to create significant yet inhabitable thresholds between the cosy interior and the vast countryside.
Typology: Countryside house
Place: Scottish Borders, UK
Architectural Design: ATOMAA
Design Team: Philip Kolevsohn, Letizia Ceriani, Konstantinos Ballis, Yolanda Guastaferro, Valentina Pastori, Matteo Previato
Photography: Alberto Strada
Concrete Specialist: Giambattista Caldara