017 STONE HOUSE

017
Stone House
Tavole, Italy
Project 1982, realization 1985-1988

Set in an undulating landscape of abandoned olive groves, the three-storey house stands on a promontory, engaging part of a former stone terrace. The design concept of the house is based on the fusion of plan, elevation and section. The building is characterized by a cross, made visible in the construction of the side walls where the in-fill dry stone comes in contact with the reinforced concrete frame. The structure occupies the centre on the “piano nobile“, while on the top floor spaces are more interconnected. Here, the house rises above the trees, giving a panoramic view through the vertically articulated strip windows. This notion of extension has its equivalent in the opposite direction with the raised terrace and its pergola-like enclosure. The external wall infills are of slate-like rubble stones, the window shutters are of steel sheets and the door and window linings are of split slate sheets. On the whole, the detailing is spare.
Herzog & de Meuron, 1988

FACTS

Herzog & de Meuron Team:
Partners: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron

Planning:
Construction management: Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron

Building Data:
Site Area: 5,000sqm / 53,850sqft
Building Footprint: 180sqm / 1,940sqft
Gross Floor Area: 208sqm / 2,240sqft

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

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