Gentle genius: bright red jeweled facade slashes Italian home’s energy use
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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. Related: Sheffield’s striking Diamond Building is wrapped in a cellular pattern that controls solar gain "We wanted the building to...