BPPC house (2003)
Pescara, IT - under construction

with Giancarlo Petrecca


This small single house was planned for a family of a couple and two children, with a very limited budget at their disposal. The customers required, in 150 square metres of total gross surface, a bedroom for every son and a small study which can eventually be used as a bedroom for a guest. The highest volume is the sitting room – a whole space with large openings which looks onto the sea on the horizon –, the slightly curved volume is the area of the two bedrooms for the children, of a bathroom, of a service room and of a small study in a corner slightly oversailed, while the smallest volume is the double room and its bathroom. The house consists of three parts which are different in the outer space too: a plain area to lunch outdoors, another which slopes down gently to use as a small vegetable garden and the last one is the pedestrian entry. The difference of level is solved by building a small basement garage under the share of the curved construction. The roofing is made of a plain inaccessible side, of a small sloped roof, which covers the couple’s double room, and of a solarium accessible only from the outside and from which the panorama can be enjoyed.