Starting from the concept of a small house, we tried to involve ‘reality’ as one of the decisive factors in this work: the urban plan statutory regulations brought us to the possible perimeter and location of the building, and the excessive proximity of the adjacent houses led to an architecture closed off to its neighbours by manipulation of the interior space.
But, even if involved, ‘reality’ can’t invade the interior spaces: the dark waterproof plywood of the facade is a sort of ‘spacesuit’ that protects against the ‘radiation’ of the context and its territory.
In order to improve ventilation and privacy, two skylights bring permanent day-light in the interiors, even when the exterior ‘skin’ is entirely closed.
It is a way to face the challenge of building in such small allotments.