B – House | Damilano Studio Architects

• June 29, 2011

Designed by Damilano Studio Architects, the house extends horizontally with a row of premises that end up with the kitchen, real field glasses pointed to the village. The above mentioned volume dominates the access to the garage and controls the entrance to the property.

DAMILANO B House pM 15 600x450 B   House | Damilano Studio Architects

B - House, image courtesy Damilano Studio Architects | Photo by Andrea Martiradonna

DAMILANO B House pM 18 600x800 B   House | Damilano Studio Architects

B - House, image courtesy Damilano Studio Architects | Photo by Andrea Martiradonna

In opposite directions, this house develops northwards with the body of the rooms more intimate and intimist and southward with the swimming pool, a wide sheet of water, reflections and light. The living floor is a spotless space, corrupt by the materiality of a fossil stone wall and by blobs of colour of some furniture.

DAMILANO B House pM 17 600x800 B   House | Damilano Studio Architects

B - House, image courtesy Damilano Studio Architects | Photo by Andrea Martiradonna

DAMILANO B House pM 09 600x800 B   House | Damilano Studio Architects

B - House, image courtesy Damilano Studio Architects | Photo by Andrea Martiradonna

The first floor is reserved to landlords and hosts a wide room, the wardrobe box and the bathroom. The roofs are wide terraces, alternatives hanging by relaxation of the garden. In the night come out the depth of volumes and leaks highlighted by luminous cuts and clear/dark contrasts.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Structure in brick-cement
Installation of floor heating with accumulating and condensing boiler model ATAG (27000 Kg/cal)
Exterior wall: double course (interior course poroton 20 cm, air space 10 cm which is placed an board insulation made with 4 + 4 cm wool glass density 40 kg/m3, exterior course brick thickness 12 cm);
Production hot water with solar thermal vacuum tube “termomax”
Low emissivity glass (k <2) glass 4+4mm, air space 15 mm, glass 4+4 mm
Dehumidifying  Plaster

BUILDING MATERIALS

Exterior floor: Indian grey stone;
Interior floor in the living room”white”: Taxsos
Wall pannelling in the living room: Forest Brown
Interior and exterior wood floor: teak

MAIN FURNITURE
CONVERSATION AREA
Sofa Corbeille from Francesco Binfaré (Edra)
Armchairs Getsuen from Masanori Umeda (Edra)
chair More(e) leather from Philipp Starck (Driade)
Pouf: Koishi da Naoto Fukasawa (Driade)

DAMILANO B House pM 08 600x392 B   House | Damilano Studio Architects

B - House, image courtesy Damilano Studio Architects | Photo by Andrea Martiradonna

LIVING ROOM
Ceiling lamp by Ingo Maurer mod. Zettel
Chairs B&B lazy ’05 by Patricia Urquiola

DAMILANO B House pM 13 600x454 B   House | Damilano Studio Architects

B - House, image courtesy Damilano Studio Architects | Photo by Andrea Martiradonna

KITCHEN
Kitchen Arclinea mod. Convivium
Chairs kitchen: DriadeStore le Meridiana by Christopher Pillet
Lamp mod. Campari by Ingo Maurer
Electrical: gaggenau.

DAMILANO B House pM 10 600x800 B   House | Damilano Studio Architects

B - House, image courtesy Damilano Studio Architects | Photo by Andrea Martiradonna

BATHROOM (FIRST FLOOR)
Bath Tosco Quattro mod. Concerto
Washbasin: Tosco Quattro mod. Concerto
Taps and fitting Tosco Quattro
Shower Flaminia mod. Tatami
Heating by Tubes
Lamp by Ingo Maurer mod. Schiltz Up

Windows doors by Rimadesio.
External lighting by Deltalight
Sculpture vase by Serralunga
Light on the roof mod. “Havana” by Foscarini

DAMILANO B House pM basement floor 600x424 B   House | Damilano Studio Architects

B - House, Basement floor plan courtesy Damilano Studio Architects

DAMILANO B House pM ground floor 600x365 B   House | Damilano Studio Architects

B - House, Ground floor plan courtesy Damilano Studio Architects

DAMILANO B House pM first floor 600x424 B   House | Damilano Studio Architects

B - House, First floor plan courtesy Damilano Studio Architects

+ Project credits / data

Project: B – HOUSE
Type: Residential house
Surface area: 2000 sqm
Surface building: 355 sqm
Year of Completion: 2008
Location: Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy

Team project: Damilano studio Architects | http://www.damilanostudio.com/
Architect: Duilio Damilano
Collaborator: Arch. Claudia Allinio
Photographer: Andrea Martiradonna

+ About DAMILANO STUDIO ARCHITECTS

It is an instinctive vocation, a feeling that starts from deep inside and only at a later time is conveyed inside the channels of rationality. Certainly is something that’s always been part of my approach to architecture and which goes into my entire project. I mean the kind of lighting that goes beyond the physical aspect of the luminous element  to become an integral part of the architectural design. A project can’t peter out with the daylight.

Duilio Damilano

This practise of architecture is named after its founder Duilio Damilano who moved from Polytechnic of Turin to Milan, in order to follow a work- shop by Daniel Libeskind, where he’s developed his concept of architectural research directed towards the concreteness of space.

His passion for volumes, instead, comes from a family of sculptors. His father and his brother have, in fact, passed on to him an interest for the plastic and material aspect of every sculpture or architecture. DuilioDamilano says that he’s always been  attracted by architectures since childhood.

His design path begins from the study of the light and I how this affects and moulds the shapes.

After graduating in 1998 he began his professional career as associate and in 1990 he opened the Damilano Studio. Over the years his work has developed, through collaborations with artists and deigners, into new architectural paths. Major areas of interest of Damilano Studio are the design of residential buildings, offices and commercial and receptive structures, both in Italy and abroad.
An ongoing collaboration has occurred with the architects Claudia Allinio, Alberto Pascale, Enrico Massimino, Jessica Pignatta.

+ All images and drawings courtesy Damilano Studio Architects | Photo by Andrea Martiradonna

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