Sobriety and formal severity in a social housing project

Alvisi Kirimoto

The project, located in the south-west of the city, aims to fuse the urban macro-scale with the domestic dimension, within a larger system of projects to revitalize the neighbourhood. For this project, Alvisi Kirimoto created “compact and down-to-earth architecture”. With a sober and rigorous profile, the building relates to the city in a sculptural way, in stark contrast to the diverse, deafening context in which it is nestled, which lacks green spaces and is characterized by rigid housing and urban typologies. The regularity of the elevations represents the main character of the building: the uniform dark grey brick curtain becomes a sort of neutral score where dynamic rhythms are delivered by protruding and recessed white metal sheet elements.

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