Mahendra Daji Architects | House at Appian Way

House at Appian Way

Images of study model and render from North-West by Darwin & Lini Con-el

Though not Roman in form or ideology this modest house at the end of Appian Way does look eastward to a harbour like Brindisi. And like Brindisi’s its refuge belongs to a southern city which holds a very strategic position. The site is tiny. The house has 3 floors – the lowest a cellar excavated into the earth. At the upper level, decks are positioned in 3 places – front, east-side and back. The shape of the building surrenders wholly to the local development controls and the motorvehicle; but it also attends to the brief, the climate and the aesthetic agenda of the owners. The design is therefore site specific.