By Holly – Categories: Houses, Terrace
Italian architectural firm Geza has developed the DC Home.
Completed in 2008, this 3,122 square foot modern property is situated in Udine, Italy.
The use of anthracite-hued concrete panels on the facades of the house give it an imposing stature.
DC House by Geza:
“The project contains 3 different volumes: a two-story principal residence with a single-floor structure facing a private garden a dependance producing a whole front northwards a covered pool concealed from bordering buildings to the west. A large basement links all 3 components and, by producing two underground patios, serves as a multipurpose space, such as a huge wellness region.
There are no fixed destinations for the volumes, but for the pool. This is developed as a large transparent tub and makes the heart of the entire project at all seasons, by day and evening. The texture of exposed concrete reproducing the larch wood ceiling and the movement of water continually contribute to develop small vibrations, inside and outdoors.
The facades of the main residence have been coated with large ventilated concrete panels, finished with absolute-black granite chip and anthracite pigment. The pattern of these continuous panels is broken by glossy black granite slabs and polished aluminum frames, whose aim is to lighten the massive weight of the facade by way of mirroring slabs and surfaces capable of reflecting the sky and the trees.
In addition to outdoors views, all areas in the property entertain a special relation with the landscape of the home, so that a powerful introversion is maintained with respect to the neighborhood.”
Photographs by: Massimo Crivellari