House for a modern man


AUTHORS: Chiara Civetta, Francesca Ubizzoni
PLACE: Unknown
YEAR: 2019
STATUS: Unbuilt
INSTAGRAM [1]: @chicchiciv
INSTAGRAM [2]: @francescaubizzoni


Nowadays, we are constantly used to combine the concept of domestic interior with the space enclosed within four walls. An house, for example. There, we seek shelter from the outside world and from the collective, frenetic and busy everyday life. Our best friend is our mobile phone, of course. It can easily access to a lot of information, maybe some personal.

Nevertheless, do you feel protected safe in your house?

The project takes starts from the idea that the house represents, after all, the first register capable of recognizing and interpreting the phenomena of change in individual behaviour and social transformation. The relationship between private space and public space changes, as well as the change of individual subject and the domestic space that drastically changing the common idea of living in the home: contemporary living is closely related to new technologies. They condition living and our way of life. The world has changed, social network have taken over.

The layout of the house is traditionally based on space-oriented research, essentially as the definition of indispensable square meters to be assigned to the different functions, strictly separated from one another. The bedroom, the kitchen, the bathroom and the living room seem well-compartmented, refined in themselves but above all defined by concrete boundaries. Without them it is difficult to identify the home as a place of the heart.

With the advent of technology at home, the borders lose their materiality until they become fluid. The domestic environment requires new, increasingly and interconnected spaces with the use of the devices that we use every day. The electromagnetic wave is seen as a metaphor for a way of life contemporary, interactive e constantly connected to the outside world.

The use of a fluid line allows the definition of private and semi-public environments in which the interior merges with the external environment. These interstitial spaces are well suited to the action of standing and conversation intended as a mutual exchange of information, not shielded from the use of a screen. There, life becomes true, relationships humans return to hire importance in the home.


Chiara Civetta and Francesca Ubizzoni are both students in their final year at the Polytechnical University of Milano | Architecture – Built Environment – Interiors.

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