The volume of the preexisting building has been maintained except for an addition to the western side of the roof.
The project seeks to reconcile two oppositions in a dense urban environment: privacy on the one side, “eyes on the street” on the other side. A big corner window is in fact the “eye” of the house and two aluminum sliding shutters function as the eyelids.
Urban House with Big Window, Cambridge Massachusetts
Program : single-family house
Architects : Alessandro Armando – Manfredo di Robilant Architects
Record architect and associate for interiors : Samir Srouji
Structures : Sami Kasssis
Assistance to landscaping : Adrian Fehrmann
Completion : 2013