The firm was asked to project five residential units, terraced houses, set in a rural area and with special zoning restrictions. Thanks to the excellent lot exposure, the project idea was not to follow the linear development, but to misalign each residential unit ,so that everyone would enjoy the maximum solar radiation and avoid the vis-à-vis. The layout, especially on the ground floor, was determined by ensuring the greatest natural lighting and heating during the winter. To recall the local rural house type, the buildings fronts and their heights were misaligned and diversified; materials (in sight face brick, wooden planks blinds, …) are the same as the surrounding buildings. The housing plan revisits the traditional local farms layout and proposes a contemporary and ecological aia (typical piedmont’s farm courtyard).