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Duilio Damilano


La Maison de la Lumiere, literally the house of light, is focused on the light and the various transformations that the light produces on lines, colours and shapes in the designing path. The project of this house in Bologna stems from two fundamental requirements of the clients: to avoid the housing stereotypes of the area and to build a technologically advanced house. To meet the first requirement, the team of architects has focused in the study of different divisions to keep the environment cosy and private. Another objective was to recreate a new and unspoiled space where the interior can dialogue with the exterior through large windows. The living room, which looks like a cube of glass, opens up on the swimming pool. The water of the swimming pool is illuminated and enlivened by a cascade lamp. The rooms follow one another in a continuing dialogue: the bathroom opens to the bedroom, the kitchen to the living room and the living room rises toward the loft, creating a spatial and visual continuity. The lightness of the construction is counteracted by the materiality of the stone wall that invites to enter, emphasized by a wooden footbridge.To shield the more private rooms, some slatted wood elements and sliding panels create sort of mobile wings. A steel and wood blade detaches from the building, creating a sheltered outdoor area. The house is fully automated, thanks to a domestic system which enables to manage every function, even from the distance, thus ensuring security, comfort control, wellbeing and energy-saving. Taking a look at a monitor one can verify in real time if there are lights on, what the temperature in each room is, watch if there’s somebody in the house, making sure the irrigation is in operation, the gas turned off and the windows shut. A sort of electronic butler that moves inside your home, manages, does things and monitors. The furniture is all italian high-quality design and reflects the characteristics of the house.