Nothing but a four metre-high door penetrates the plain facade of this house in northern Italy. The single-storey residence, completed by Italian architects Archiplan back in 2007, is located in a small village in the Po Valley.
Rooms of the house wrap around a central courtyard, where glass walls offer direct views across from the living room to a bedroom and bathroom. Sliding glass doors open this living room and kitchen out to a decked terrace, which extends across a narrow channel of pebbles that surrounds the building.
Photography courtesy of Federica Bottoli and Marianna Mele.