IPOSTUDIO – Health Center and Houses for Elderly People

The project is located on an area of Montemurlo, Italy, with a landscape of great importance for its intrinsic agricultural tradition, characterized by the presence of terraces built with dry stone walls of considerable size. A compromise between the design philosophy and the morphologic complexity of the soil had to be reached due to the peculiarity of the settlement type. On that account, emerges the idea of a single façade towards the valley and its bending profile which simulates the soil contour lines.

The purpose has been this one of merging the new presence with the existent through the functional reuse and integration of the existing rural buildings to the new structures. The union element derives from the concept of the farmyard, a typical aspect of the farmhouses of Tuscan hills. The residential units are located in the volume which is formed between the boundary wall and the hill slope.


Filmed and edited by DIOSEGNO Visual Design.