Pinup at Newcastle University
Pinup at Newcastle University


This project was developed by Lorenzo Rossi as a student from Scuola di Ingegneria, Università di Pisa and was submited to the WAS awards 2017 under the Residential category.

Gello is a village located near Pisa.  Historical sources show that the place has Roman origins, in fact the name Gello derives from the Latin name “Agellus” which means cultivation. In the Roman period, as evidenced by some findings, the entire area was characterized by the typical Roman centuriation
Today the anthropized rural landscape is strongly influenced by the Roman centuration system.
The project lot is located in a border area between the cultivated fields and the country.
The project was born precisely on this consideration of border between rural and urban.
The area assumes a rural cropping as regards the subdivision of the lot, while the building wants to take on urban characteristics. From a formal point of view, the building has characteristics reminiscent of Tuscan farmhouses trying to evoke the feeling of Tuscan through the play of light and shadow.