Michele De Lucchi has never been an architect among others. He projects houses to be inhabited but at the same time he whittles, using an inusual tool like a motor saw, little houses of a world beyond time. They are made of wood, no limits and rules material that seems to live its own life, that registers time's passing like the human skin and obliges who whittles it to face unexpected changes while working. This book presents twelve little houses with twelve reflections on the continuous and day-by day fight, typical of the man and the architect in particular, against Time, Space, sunlight, styles and our own consciousness. A book that reveals a hidden side of one of the most poliedric and appreciated italian architects in the world. With an introduction by Marco Pogliani and a note by Francesco Dal Co.