Reinforced concrete, glass and steel in a composition of geometric shapes made up of cubes and spheres arranged apparently at random.
The special tree house in Fregene (Rome) was an experimental project conceived by Giuseppe Perugini, Raynaldo Perugini and Uga De Plaisant in the late 60s.
The building, which has been abandoned for 30 years seems almost suspended between the trees as a refuge in which to hide from the chaos of the world.
The construction calls to mind the ‘brutal’ style of architecture through the use of rough-finish concrete and its particular external appearance is characterized by exposed columns and beams which bear the weight of the volumes arranged at different heights and which enclose the internal areas within its spatial complexity.
The squared format is the obsessive feature that is repeated throughout the structure and which is softened by the spherical elements, genuine bathroom containers.
The beams and the windows are red and in keeping with the general construction character of the building.
The staircase leading to the entrance of the house, was conceived as a moving walkway that can be raised to completely isolate the inhabitants of the house from the outside.
At first glance this is a chaos of elements, a plastic model on a grand scale, a large workshop where each of the three architects of the Perugini family put something of themselves and it is precisely this great construction game that makes this particular home a manifesto of anti-conventionality in domestic design.
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