In the historic center of Regensburg, in Bavaria (Germany), the project foresees the demolition of a building which is part of a continuous “quint” and its reconstruction with new building criteria and energy standards. The new building is a private home with swimming pool and a sport training area inside for a german couple in love with Italy.


The project answer the opposite requirements from the City and from the Clients. The first asking to maintain a continuity with the character of the city context in the main materials, in the effect of seriality in the façade openings and in the pitched roof; the seconds asking for a house that stood in character and in the choice of materials, and that express a sense of Italian luxury. Furthermore the clients asked for a garage for two cars with a 6 metres wide door while the City do not permit garage doors wider than 3,5 metres.


The answer is a very neutral and naked facade but with windows dimension as wider as possible, with an invisible garage door finished in the same white plaster of the facades,and rich interior finishings coming from Italy such as Carrara marble, brown granite, leather coverings, polished furnishings, and teak floorings.

Outside ultra-ligth crystal railings without handrail, together with invisible windows frame hidden behind the wall, and mirrored glass reflecting the buildings on the other side of the road, add an effect abstraction and dematerialization.

Therefore the building sits between the adjacent buildings without altering or contradicting the continuity of the “quint”, and the character of the city but at the same time reveals its contemporary and the unique asked from the clients.