Designed by GGA Gardini Gibertini Architects, this single family house bears witness to the rebirth of an ancient rural hamlet situated on top of one of the highest hills in Urbino, Italy.
With its architectural composition and rigor, the House AP interprets the typical formal themes of the Marche region. The core of the houses, which forms a single housing unit, reestablishes a central role to this site, restoring a direct dialogue between the new buildings and the historical stratification. The whole brick structures rest on a red concrete platform with an embedded pool, while the fair-face reinforced concrete structure of the internal perimeter provides natural light within the living spaces. Arranged on three levels, the main entrance is located in the large garage in the basement. The lower level offers spaces for a cinema room, an exhibition gallery and a gym with an adjoining spa in the connecting space between the main building. The ground floor accommodates the living room, dining room, kitchen and a private studio space. A master apartment and two double bedrooms are located on the first floor. Made of natural walnut wood, the custom made furniture was created entirely by GGA architects and hides service areas and technology components. Besides, a third building is located in the garden upon a little artificial hill.
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