Giuseppe Terragni, Villa Sul Lago, 1936, (never constructed)
Giuseppe Terragni, Villa Sul Lago, 1936, never constructed:
This house is designed by Terragni in 1936 but his death on the russian front during World War II ended the project.
The first idea of Terragni was to build a prism on a piloti structure. The goal of the prism is to contain all the structure of the house. The inside disposition of the furniture divides the space in public and private part. All the improper places, as the kitchen, storages rooms, laundry romm, the crawl spaces are outside of the prism, and every the living places (dinner room, living rooms,…) are inside the prisme.
The structures is made to be visited in a principal loop, going even by the roof and some secondary loops all around. The curvilineal structure of the “boudoir” and the “entrance” presuppose this idea of loop. On the first floor, every exit lead to the roof making this part of the house a really important place.
In the living room, a big volume in his middle is narrowing the space and creating a more private area. On the other side, on the roof and the patio, the opening on the sky is giving an idea of infinite space. Those two visions of privacy and infinite space are in harmony thanks to a rectangular structure repeated in all the house. The openings on all the facade of the house and the piloti structure create a dynamic and asymmetric rhythm.