The main idea underlying this project is the connection between nature and technical mastery. The main building has a square shape and it is 5metres wide. Its planimetric development consists of a suspended platform including two balconies and a ramp. The same proportions are kept in the vertical development of the building, whose coating materials convey a blurred visual perception of the facade -The metal covering of the house disobeys the rules dictated by the square proportions of the main building as it reproduces the natural features of a large leaf sheltering the underneath solid.
The measures have been conceived in accordance with the rules dictated by the competitive exam notice regarding a: detached house on three floors with facilities for three people.
The square shaped body develops in a layered succession of open spaces which include toilet facilities on the first floor and a winding staircase placed in a corner. The ground floor with the living room has a confortable extention in the adjoining balcony. The corresponding outer section of the facade is composed by two double sunscreens fixed on a metal frame. Thanks to their flexibility these can be variously used as a steerable pergola with the result of widening the living room. On the first floor where the bedrooms are, the relationship with outer space is mediated by sunscreens which help to create a cosy inside environment.
From the balcony, shelterd by the artificial leaf of the roof, the viewer beholds the surrounding trees heads and the outside environment.
The basic ideas are : facility of construction due to prefabricated elements;
rapidity in case of dissemblage;
throughout recyclability of components;
lack of permanent marks on the building ground once the unit is dismantled.
The whole structure is built on steel stilts with a technical system which allows a wide usage of prefabricated components of the frame or other units. These can be assembled and bolted on the site.
The Coating materials are chosen in accordance with the same principles governing the whole structure.
The external walls are made of contrasting materials joining at the corners of the building: large wooden panels opposing glass panels screened by horizontal sunshield bars.
The whole building is insulated with 20 cm thick panels made of wood and insulating material The fact of their being so thick allows the installation of wiring or heating systems under the floor or inside the walls. The same idea underlines the construction of ceilings where steel structures frame insulating wooden panels.
The remaining sides of the building are screened with structural multilayered low emissions glass panels fixed on thin frames.
The heating, piping , wiring systems
The house is supplied with different sources available in the area and, as far as possible, in nature.
A combination of a wood or pellets stove and a hot water heating system with radiant floor or wall panels is a possible solution .
The electric wiring can be supplemented with photovoltaic flexible panels adjusted to the leaf- like roof of the house.