Formal Analysis of Il Casa Girasole

Architecture Project
Luigi Moretti’s ‘Il Casa Girasole,’ or “The Sunflower House,” lacks a singular organizing system – whether tectonic or spatial.

Solids and voids are randomly scattered throughout the building, interrupting circulation patterns.
Il Casa Girasole
Il Casa Girasole
Il Casa Girasole

The facade on the short ends of the building appears to float separately from the structural system, which defies classification under an organizing pattern.
Il Casa Girasole
Il Casa Girasole

There is not a grid system in the structural columns due to the skewed floor plan.
Il Casa Girasole
Il Casa Girasole
Il Casa Girasole
Il Casa Girasole
Il Casa Girasole
Il Casa Girasole

Programmatic elements are placed randomly throughout the building as if inserted into a puzzle-like skeleton.
Il Casa Girasole
Il Casa Girasole