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The house, named Gentle Genius, is located on a corner lot in Altamura in southern Italy, and currently accommodates the Italian office of art collective Elephants and Volcanoes, as well as the residence of Garziano’s parents. The three-dimensional outer surface uses the contrast between light and shadow to create a sculptural effect in order to stand out.

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Gentle Genius, renovated house, GG-loop, Amsterdam architects, Giacomo Garziano, Voronoi tessellation, green renovation, Altamura red house, energy consumption, Elephants and Volcanoes, diamond-shaped house

“We wanted the building to vibrate over the whole day, turning from red to blue thanks to the glossy finishing, and from red to gold thanks to the more subtle golden vibrations of the glitter,” said Garziano.

The facade features an extra layer of insulation and finishing system (EIFS) that includes solid panels that make up the tessellating diamond shapes. Thanks to this extra layer, the facade has excellent insulating properties and retains heat to reduce the building’s energy consumption.

Gentle Genius, renovated house, GG-loop, Amsterdam architects, Giacomo Garziano, Voronoi tessellation, green renovation, Altamura red house, energy consumption, Elephants and Volcanoes, diamond-shaped house

The interior was kept in its original state, with the exception of the office spaces and a small renovated area that was converted into a guest apartment. This space features geometric patterns similar to the facade and Voronoi geometric forms that combine furniture and storage areas.

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