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Shift Housing by AquiliAlberg

Milan architects AquiliAlberg have sent us these renderings of their Shift Housing project, currently under construction in Cremona, Italy.

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The front elevation of the building is characterised by a shift in the orientation of the two storeys; the ground floor is rotated four degrees anticlockwise, while the first floor is rotated four degrees clockwise.

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The loggias overlook a protected park.

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Below is some more information from AquiliAlberg:

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With a play of perspectives, the concept challenges the constraints given by a very small and narrow site and by the local area regulations.

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Playing with two opposing rotation angles of 4°, the two floors are shifted. The ground floor front facade is elevated from the ground 1.2m and rotated anticlockwise.

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The first floor front facade is rotated clockwise, the results are two volumes with an x direction visible on the front side. Created also for structural needs, the gap between the two volumes is a strong mark which emphasize the perspectives.

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The open cantilevered loggias creates a strong dialogue and a contrast between full and empty, lightness and dynamism.

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The view towards the natural park, a protected area, has determined the orientation of the building.

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Below: basement

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Below: ground floor

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Below: first floor

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