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Chiara Quinzii, Diego Terna

Quinzii Terna Architecture

http://www.quinziiterna.com

Via Porpora 124, Milano, Italy
Quinzii Terna Architecture is an architecture office based in Milan, founded in 2012. It practices architecture, urbanism and research in national and international context, working in a wide range of projects, supported by publishing, criticism and didactics. Its activity develops through commissions, competitions, publications and workshops. The work of the studio has been awarded in several international competitions and its researches has been published on books and magazines.

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What is a room?

3X3X3


What is a room?
Is it possible to design a collective residence, without having direct inputs from each inhabitant?
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We believe that the interior spaces of a collective residence may no longer be the subject of a general project which manages to include, in a single architectural organism, all the needs of the different people who will live there.

The spaces of a house have to be DOMESTICATED by their inhabitants: the experience of the big furnitures malls, such as Ikea, teaches us that every family has a strong interest in adapting the space of their home according to their needs.

We propose, therefore, an architectural organism which is able to change according to the needs of each person, without losing its unity and the economies of scale of the collective aggregation. No more mass housing, but DOMESTICATED HOMES, up to their intimacy.

What we propose, therefore, to future inhabitants are SPACES, with a coherent number to the needs of each individual family.


To do this we reduce to the lowest common denominator the canonical "rooms" that compose a house: bedroom, kitchen, living room, study, bathroom. Each of these rooms is defined by a series of ENVIRONMENTS, which divide the surface: in the area of a bedroom, for example, there are the bed, the wardrobe and a small study area.

It is therefore possible to divide each room in primordial environments that define it.

The lowest common denominator that links the environments is a cube of three meters: in this space it is possible to host the PRIMITIVE ENVIRONMENTS that compose the general space of the house.
Each space is transformed into an environment not by architectural reasons, but thanks to the objects that will be placed inside it.

In this way every designed space is susceptible to assume the characteristics of any environment.

This is enabled by a technological equipment: prefabricated wooden walls, that fasten easily to tracks and a raised floor, designed to permit the placement of the toilet anywhere in the house (thus absorbing the slope of the drain pipe).

This solution involves three opportunities:
- the ease to the CONFIGURATION CHANGES, total or partial, of the house;
- the possibility to AGGREGATE THE ENVIRONMENTS according to the individual needs of each family;
- the establishment of a sort of shop / warehouse, where one can take the walls and the tools necessary to DESIGN AND BUILD ENVIRONMENTS OF ONE, PERSONAL, HOME.

3X3X3


What is a room?

3X3X3


What is a room?
Is it possible to design a collective residence, without having direct inputs from each inhabitant?
File under

We believe that the interior spaces of a collective residence may no longer be the subject of a general project which manages to include, in a single architectural organism, all the needs of the different people who will live there.

The spaces of a house have to be DOMESTICATED by their inhabitants: the experience of the big furnitures malls, such as Ikea, teaches us that every family has a strong interest in adapting the space of their home according to their needs.

We propose, therefore, an architectural organism which is able to change according to the needs of each person, without losing its unity and the economies of scale of the collective aggregation. No more mass housing, but DOMESTICATED HOMES, up to their intimacy.

What we propose, therefore, to future inhabitants are SPACES, with a coherent number to the needs of each individual family.


To do this we reduce to the lowest common denominator the canonical "rooms" that compose a house: bedroom, kitchen, living room, study, bathroom. Each of these rooms is defined by a series of ENVIRONMENTS, which divide the surface: in the area of a bedroom, for example, there are the bed, the wardrobe and a small study area.

It is therefore possible to divide each room in primordial environments that define it.

The lowest common denominator that links the environments is a cube of three meters: in this space it is possible to host the PRIMITIVE ENVIRONMENTS that compose the general space of the house.
Each space is transformed into an environment not by architectural reasons, but thanks to the objects that will be placed inside it.

In this way every designed space is susceptible to assume the characteristics of any environment.

This is enabled by a technological equipment: prefabricated wooden walls, that fasten easily to tracks and a raised floor, designed to permit the placement of the toilet anywhere in the house (thus absorbing the slope of the drain pipe).

This solution involves three opportunities:
- the ease to the CONFIGURATION CHANGES, total or partial, of the house;
- the possibility to AGGREGATE THE ENVIRONMENTS according to the individual needs of each family;
- the establishment of a sort of shop / warehouse, where one can take the walls and the tools necessary to DESIGN AND BUILD ENVIRONMENTS OF ONE, PERSONAL, HOME.


Idea by

Chiara Quinzii, Diego Terna
Quinzii Terna Architecture
Via Porpora 124
Milano
Italy
Quinzii Terna Architecture is an architecture office based in Milan, founded in 2012. It practices architecture, urbanism and research in national and international context, working in a wide range of projects, supported by publishing, criticism and didactics. Its activity develops through commissions, competitions, publications and workshops. The work of the studio has been awarded in several international competitions and its researches has been published on books and magazines.