In Italy, an unusual residential building was built on stilts on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. The authors of the project — ELASTICOFarm and BPLAN Studio — gave it the telling name “Building Descending Stairs”
April 15, 2022
In the Italian resort of Lido di Jesolo, located on the edge of the Venetian lagoon, an unusual residential building was built. The project is called Le bâtiment descendant l'escalier (“The building descending the stairs”), referring to Marcel Duchamp's famous painting Nu descendant un escalier (“Nude Descending the Stairs”). The eight-story building, designed by ELASTICOFarm and BPLAN Studio, stands 150 meters from the Adriatic coast, and rises on stilts. >
The building is divided into two volumes: a semi-basement public, imitating a hill, and a residential one, on stilts. In the first one there are supermarkets and other infrastructure necessary for everyday life. In the second – apartments (there are 47 of them here). And between them, the authors of the project placed an unusual public space arranged like terraces. Residents of the house and the district of the city can rest and walk there. Particular attention in the project of this unusual house was paid to the colors of the facade – blue and green tones refer to the networks of local fishermen, and orange and yellow to the color of their floats.