Oceano Mediterraneo : cardboard and plaster architectures

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Our research starts from the comparison between two different and yet similar buildings: the Salem House by Pasquale Culotta and Giuseppe Leone and the Kitchen House1 by Marcello Panzarella. The first was built in Cefalù in contrada Ogliastrillo between 1972 and 1973 for a precise client, the second was imagined by Panzarella in 2011 on the 38° parallel, probably along the northern coast of Sicily, on a slope overlooking the sea between Termini Imerese and Cefalù. Its volumes respond to living needs of the same architect who is indeed the only demanding client.The Salem house is a five-level prism on a square base (7,20 m side), which rises a few meters from the sea on nine pilotis. A mono-material and monochromatic building, of an anthracite green from the ground up to the pitched roof, which appears as a fifth façade for those who come from above.The Kitchen House, which is also mono-material and monochromatic, has an articulated plant where the northern front overlooking the sea rises as a tower over other volumes: entrance, oven, bedroom and living room with swimming pool. The living area is a kind of large tail with a triangular section that closes the edifice to the south becoming a façade/roof in succession with the ground and generating a continuity between nature and artifice.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteCulture mediterranee dell’abitare : Mediterranean housing cultures
Numero di pagine13
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2016

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