Alfredo Lambertucci, casa unifamiliare – Genzano, Italy – 1978
Alfredo Lambertucci was an Italian architect from the 20th century. He both designed as he did research and teached at the university of Rome. The theme of residence was his favourite theme of architecture. During his career he did a lot of projects and competitions, where he always delivered top quality designs.
In the 1970’s he designed a home for himself and his family in Genzano. It is not a typical villa. The house is partly ‘underground’ because it is positioned in a hole in the ground to limit the disturbing of the horizon of the landscape of the countryside. You enter on the first floor by crossing a little bridge. On this floor there are however the bedrooms and the bathrooms. The living area, the kitchen and the study are underneath it. Because of the special position of the house relative to the surroundings, it has a very close relationship with the nature around it. The house is a combination of 2 elements. The main rooms are positioned in a long small rectangular box, but more or less in the middle of this box, where you enter, are some organic forms which contain some serving elements like tubes, the fireplace and the stairs. A key concept in this design is the use of natural light. There are big windows where it is possible and there are even vertical bloc elements of glass provided.
authors: Armand Perrot, Louis Daugas, Sara De Boeck