Set in the hills just outside Turin in Italy, the Casa Y house designed by F:L Architects is an elegant robust family home. Tucked into the hillside to reduce the overall volume over two levels the house is long slender and rather sexy. The upper level nestled into the hill takes in views that look out towards the valley housing the main living spaces. A long narrow corridor forms a distribution circuit, its pale grey concrete walls are lit by natural light via a sky light that runs the full length of the passage way. Windows at either end of the corridor further bathe the interior in natural light highlighting the internal staircase that literally hangs from the ceiling without connecting with the ground. The pale grey concrete also forms the bath tubs, contrasting with the satin finished faucets and stone basins. Deceptively simple the buildings geometry is based on refinement and elegance, however with house made of concrete form with no plaster, there is literally nowhere to hide. Every detail must be meticulously planned and perfectly executed.
Story by Richard Misso. To see more by F:L Archietti images courtesy of F:L Archietti