Michele Gaggini

05. House BB / Arogno / 2012 – 2016

The typology is that of a court house, spatiality that is found in the houses of the adjacent core, interpreted in a contemporary key as a response to the situation of proximity to a road, to a view that does not play a fundamental role and to the need for intimacy part of the clients. The few openings towards the outside frame scraps of landscape and take them inside the house; the inner courtyard merges between exterior and court space in a spatial continuum. This type of internal patio construction is in analogy with those found in the nearby historical center of the country. The surface of the ground floor is substantially divided in equal parts between internal rooms and the courtyard partially covered: this decision underlines the great importance of this environment that is able to connect spatially and visually all the rooms of the house. Both on the ground and on the first floor there are two large windows overlooking the internal courtyard, the windows on the facade open the kitchen and the living room on the surrounding landscape of the vineyards.