Alfredo House

Dietlikon, ZH
arch. Mario Piatti

The Alfredo house is a compact square building which does not reveal neither its function nor its internal distribution. The volume abstractness allows the combining of two functional aspects: the working and the living.

On its four fronts, the building repeats a series of pillars made of concrete on which slabs are loaded. 

On one side there is the entrance staircase. The order of the building is the same on the three levels.
Initially, the project provided for a punctiform concrete structure defining modular spaces.

Then the architect preferred an external planimetric planning, which turns any level into a single space. The vertical connections and the services core divides this space into two identical unities.
Basic dimensions: 27.5×27.5m.
Total volume: 9’000m³.