Formal Analysis of Il Casa GirasoleArchitecture 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.
The facade on the short ends of the building appears to float separately from the structural system, which defies classification under an organizing pattern.
There is not a grid system in the structural columns due to the skewed floor plan.
Programmatic elements are placed randomly throughout the building as if inserted into a puzzle-like skeleton.