Boeri Architects, Bunker House, Abbatoggia, Italy, 1967

Boeri Architects, Bunker House, Abbatoggia, Italy, 1967

Boeri Architects, Bunker House, Abbatoggia, Italy, 1967. (view on google maps

Stefano Boeri is an Italian Architect and Urban Planner, born in 1956 in Milan, founding partner of Stefano Boeri Architetti. He earned a master’s degree in Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan and a PhD in Architecture in 1989 at the Iuav University of Venice. His most known projects are the Vertical Forest in Milan, the House of the Sea of La Maddalena and the Villa Méditerranée in Marseille.

The Bunker house is build on a gulf, giving out to Corsica and surrounded by a bumpy, gently sloping shore reaching the sea. Taking into account the physical environment that  required joint defence from external agents (building bunkers) , they studied a proposal for minimum distribution to give the possibility to create an individual and a collective life, identifying a repeatable, recognisable form that enshrines the economic aspects.

This proposal could be realised with constructive techniques that are agile and prefabricated. The square is split on the north-east towards the sea, from the patio content between two rooms and enclosed by a wooden gate. On this side, the north wind hits so this windows are fixed. The construction, consisting of  trapezoidal reinforced concrete connected by double walls with interposed air chamber, continues also on the cover. The central area, for the collective life, with the living room, dining room and kitchen, is  displayed on three different levels, and opens through a window to the entire wall security and aluminum on a patio towards the sea, protected by a retractable awning.


Reviewed March 2017 by:

Sofiane Décombas-Deschamps

Darija Malesevic

Valentijn Veragten

Lode Borghs