HOUSE K IN PERUGIA
Single-family home on a slope in the countryside of Umbria
Alessandro Bulletti Architetti
The house is situated on a hillside populated by numerous century-old olive trees and with a magnificent south-facing view toward the centre of Perugia. Anchored to the slope, the house becomes a retaining element for the terrain that also defines a large outdoor space at the level of the street that “embraces” a small existing agricultural building. The house’s two storeys resolve the existing level change between the level of the private road and the vast lawn below. From above the house resembles a low volume, while toward the valley it presents a double height loggia open toward the lawn and facing the pool at the southern-most edge of the site. Local sandstone was selected for all of the exterior walls. It is valorised by broad opaque surfaces interrupted by a limited number of apertures in the elevations.