Casa Albero: an architecture experiment
Silvia Segarra Lagunes

Designed in 1968, the Casa Albero [Tree house], in Fregene near Rome, by Giuseppe Perugini (1914-1995), Uga de Plaisant (1917-2004) and their son Raynaldo Perugini (1950-), constitutes an exceptional case of architectural experimentation. With multiple references to the aesthetic avant-gardes of the 20th century. It is presented as an example of modular, systematic and prefabricated architecture, in which the architects are, simultaneously, authors and part of the experiment themselves. The project functions as an architectural model in 1:1 scale. The concept embodied in this work offers the possibility of studying different ways of interpreting the living space within the same architectural composition.

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern single-family houses, Modern living space, Architecture of happiness, Casa Albero, Giuseppe Perugini, Uga de Plaisant, Raynaldo Perugini, Italian modern architecture, Prefabrication in architecture, Modular architecture.

Issue 64
Year 2021
Pages 74-79

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