The design of a house always represents a sort of research project. Intense, for the familiarity we have with the program. Unique, for the specificity and peculiarity of each situation. Indeed, the house is the program we are most familiar with. Starting from well-defined constraints and possibilities, each house materializes through construction, defining its own function and appearance. Therefore, the question of materiality becomes crucial, as it defines a boundary, a well-defined field of forces, a new centrality. Almost as a way of underlining the experimental role the program and the design of single family houses have in our particular design research and, at the same time, in contemporary architectural debate, this book by Francesco Cacciatore gathers the main single family house designs we have developed since the late Nineties.

 

(Manuel Aires Mateus)

Francesco Cacciatore
Living the boundary
Twelve houses by Aires Mateus & Associados
16,50€
14,00€
isbn 9788862422079
current edition 3 / 2017
first edition 3 / 2017
language English
size 15x21cm
pages 120
print b&w
binding paperback
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Francesco Cacciatore (1975) is Associate Professor in Architectural and Urban Composition at the IUAV University in Venice (DACC). From 2006 to 2014 he worked as an architect and founding member of the associated firm Ateliermap.  His teaching activity includes visiting p...

Francesco Cacciatore (1975) is Associate Professor in Architectural and Urban Composition at the IUAV University in Venice (DACC). From 2006 to 2014 he worked as an architect and founding member of the associated firm Ateliermap. 

His teaching activity includes visiting professor terms in the context of workshops and design seminars both in Italy and abroad. He has authored several books including: Il muro come contenitore di luoghi. Forme strutturali cave nell’opera di Louis Kahn (LetteraVentidue 2008-2011), Abitare il limite. Dodici case di Aires Mateus & Associados (LetteraVentidue 2009-2011), the essay L’animale e la conchiglia. L’architettura di Aires Mateus come dimora del vuoto (Mondadori Electa 2011), Barclay&Crousse. Segnali di vita tra i due deserti (LetteraVentidue 2012), Il vuoto condiviso. Spazialità complesse nelle residenze contemporanee (Marsilio 2016).

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