Via L.Bandini, 2 - 96100 Siracusa, Italy
Siracusa, Italy, 2009
Lost Highway is a living prototype, a rectangular prism looking onto an interior courtyard which interconnects two independent spaces, creating a self-enclosed cosmos.
The structural skin, an accumulation and alignment of 24x24cm timber beams, appears bare and scratched by a myriad of openings. The design strategy imposes a strict logic of subtraction; a search for coincidence between structure and ornament. The skin section determined in function of thermal requirements generates a structural redundancy which offers a particular type of flexibility: it responds to such requirements as visibility, illumination and natural ventilation. The interior spaces, translated into fields of luminous intensities and thermal gradients, become sensory landscapes modulated by the skin, a medium between the body and the environment.
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