The philosophy that inspired the single-family villa, partially underground, designed by Tadao Ando, is the search for the dialogue between internal space and environmental context. Two of the three floors of the house are hidden by green embankments; the third, thanks to the large windows overlooking two amphitheaters located below the country level, lightens and illuminates the interior of this house.
The building is marked by a grid of axes that defines the interior and exterior spaces, where the only exception is the volume of the entrance tunnel, reserved for guests, which comes out of the design scheme: five meters high, it is evocative like the portico of a modernist cathedral.
The construction of the partitions and monolithic slabs in architectural concrete required careful executive planning and the use of highly qualified workers for the construction phases.
The building, made of concrete and glass, occupies just under 2000 square meters, and seems to immerse itself between the hills specially created in the countryside and the dense array of trees, planted to form a protective curtain: for this reason Ando called it the invisible house.