house is the renovation of an existing building, whose large gentle
roofs echo the shapes of rural architecture in this region of
Southern Italy. Wishing to retain the nature of those old structures,
the house was kept as a succession of open spaces that flow into
one another. At the intersection of three different pitches, a
roofless bathroom comes as a surprise and brings natural light
in to the core of the house. The Guest house was thought of as
a modified retaining wall, in order not to clutter the garden.
Taking advantage of the natural grade change of the terrain, this
room is dug into the hill, and its front wall is also a stair
to reach the upper garden.
Dini earned her B.A. from Harvard College in Fine Arts, and a Master
of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. After working
for five years in Barcelona, Spain, she settled in New York where she
founded Out of Time Architecture, in 1994. In parallel to the architectural
work, in 1996 Alessandra also founded New York Works,
a design production firm based in New York and in Italy.
Past and present members of the OOTAR team:
Chi Fan Wong
Out of time Architecture
8 E. 12th Street
New York, NY 10003