This house has grown with its owner (the architect who designed it). First conceived for a bachelor, it has become a home for an expanding family: a couple, two children - and their dogs. When the space threatened to get crowded, new solutions were created to accommodate new needs without disrupting the original concept. The structure combines concrete supports and solid stone walls, with 70 per cent of the stone being either extracted during the excavation of the foundations, or recycled from abandoned buildings. The roof tiles were similarly collected from ruined houses in nearby Urla.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Ground floor area: 290 m²; combined floor area: 530 m²; total site area: 5,000 m²