viale Marco Polo, 119
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This Way Out
Luanda, Angola
The boundary of the lot is the architecture itself. In human history, the act to bound a space represents the sacred area to live in-between. The physical boundary creates an open space in which spread human relationships. The aim of our project is to place the built elements in the center of this open space, to offer a new concept of modern urban dwelling by bringing the garden into the house. The open spaces, thus, enter into the closed ones to fragment it into fonctional units. The space between is not a residual space, but rather, it may be a substantial place: the “between” is a space permanently on the run. Moreover, the spaces between the units take on a public/private role as community gardens and places of interaction between the family units and their neighbours. Thus, the void does not separate but joins.