A contemporary, white and bright villa, with rational lines that create overlapping volumes. Equipped with innovative sustainable technologies that guarantee every comfort, the project of the architect Massimo Rosa for T House, his home-studio in the Cuneo area, mentions the minimal, orderly and ascetic rigor of the Japanese style, according to what the artist and designer Noémi Raymond called the “efficient beauty”.
The large glazed French doors, which frame portions of sky and greenery as if they were gigantic photographic works, are signed bySchüco Italia, designed and installed in partnership with Millone Serramenti. Few - significant - cult design pieces punctuate the interior interior spaces.
T House becomes a place dedicated to the well-being of the family, a careful intervention of recovery of existing volumes, in a green perspective, in which, thanks to the choice of Schüco aluminum windows, natural light becomes the protagonist of the rooms and defines the architecture of spaces. An intelligent building, therefore, which aims to synthesize contemporary architecture, minimal forms, transparent surfaces, zero emissions and advanced technology.
The new building is the result of the renovation of a 1960s house. The intervention saw the expansion of the housing volumes, with the creation of a particular envelope that gives a presence with a contemporary impact, completely different from the pre-existing one, in the urban context in which it is inserted.
From the arrangement of two intertwined volumes, a single-family villa is born made up of several overlapping facades, designed by artfully positioned openings. Inside, the divisions between living and working spaces reserved for the architectural firm are minimal. The architect Rosa meticulously took care of the dialogue between the different intended uses of the rooms: the openings directly overlook the park, the small internal courtyard and the study area, in a constant and harmonious balance between private and public dimensions.
The clean, rigorous and light volumes distinguish the villa. Lightness that, if on the outside is expressed in the transparency of the numerous glazed French windows and in the sensation of ‘floating’ on the ground floor, inside it is returned to the creation of double-height areas and in the creation of a sort of internal courtyard, discovered and bordered by full glass partitions, which houses a body of water and with a splendid specimen of maple. Osmosis with nature is thus experienced in its simplest and most primordial manifestations: wind, rain, sun and snow.
The inclusion of open spaces within a residential and at the same time working environment thus becomes a useful conceptual tool for exploring the natural world in its mutability; not a ‘tame’ garden, but the possibility of capturing the succession of the seasons even in a traditionally conceived urban landscape. The sky is ‘usable’ from every living space as if it were a screen on which moving clouds, the moon, the stars seem to project.
The heart of the living area is a large, airy space with light walls and a 6.5 meter high ceiling, flooded with a profusion of natural light. The absolute white amplifies the feeling of lightness of the structure, while a series of horizontal windows gives further breath and openness to the rooms.
The interior design layout foresees a bright path on the ground floor between the study, the living area, the kitchen, the terrace and the courtyard; on the first floor the sleeping area, while the level of the flat roof stands out for the creation of a completely glazed cube where you can enjoy a moment of solitude and pure relaxation.
The large glass openings that frame the panorama of the sky and the park from every space of the house-studio look like gigantic works of photographic art.
For their realization, conceptual as well as practical, the quality and construction flexibility of Schüco aluminum windows was chosen, which stand out for their clean and elegant lines combined with exceptional performance.
Thanks to the reliability of the Premium Partner Schüco Millone Serramenti, ad hoc panoramic solutions with a great scenic effect were designed and installed. Specifically, the Schüco ASE 67 PD aluminum system was chosen, which ensures maximum comfort and thermal insulation, to which is added the combination of safety and design.
Thanks to the slender profiles and ultra-thin exposed sections, the system has made it possible to completely transform the interior of the house, maximizing the amount of natural light and improving well-being and quality of life. The sliding system is also equipped with a 0-Level flat threshold which, by eliminating any stumbling block, facilitates its handling and simplifies the movement of people from one room to another. In this way, the osmotic connection is guaranteed: the window is no longer a barrier, but a threshold between man and nature, between indoor and outdoor.
Even the Schüco AWS 75 aluminum windows furnish the interior design with light, as well as integrate seamlessly with the Schüco FWS 35 PD system for panoramic façades in the completely transparent glass walls that divide the interior from the outdoor pool area.
In T House, Schüco solutions become a fundamental architectural component to realize the rigorous, minimal and illuminated concept of the architect Rosa. Able to guarantee important mirrors, thanks to profiles so thin that they almost disappear, they become a tailored suit that dresses the home with elegance, performance and personality.