WOW! I think my head is spinning with amazement at not only the construction of this home but the setting is jaw dropping. I really like the idea of the “glass box” and the “concrete box”, the “glass box” or upper level for the day to day living and the “concrete box or lower level for sleeping bathing and so forth. I think I would be parked out on the deck soaking up the scenery.
Since we would not attempt to embellish on this landscape, we decided we would simply underline it. To do so, we built a large box, measuring 122 feet long x 54 feet wide and 12 feet high, with strong concrete walls that have a solid relationship to the earth.
“The lid of the box is a stone and concrete platform with a roof measuring 100 feet long x 40 feet wide and 9 feet high. This is supported by a 20 feet x 20 feet framework consisting of cylindrical steel pillars—the entire roof projecting out 10 feet. On top of this platform, we created living space by glassing in a surface 25 feet wide x 94 feet long that resembles a large table with 10 legs.”
“The main idea of the house is the creation of this underlining plane, conceived primarily to contemplate and at the same time be part of, this incredible landscape, and—in addition—to house a collection of contemporary Italian Arte Povera.”