Atlas House on the dock

Via Torrazza 5, Torno

Author: architect Lucio Saibene,
Emilio Terragni,
engineer Gino Morganti

Photo by Edoardo Valle

Built in support of a pre-existing dock, the house comprises two volumes arranged side by side and offset vertically and horizontally, distinguishing the day and night quarters. Its vocabulary draws both on rationalist architecture – flat roof, large windows connecting the interior with the landscape, the layout of the interiors – and coeval Scandinavian buildings seen in the use of brick and timber, overhanging eaves and terraces, and the furnishings.

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