BuonomoVeglia (structral design)
Studio Forte (HVAC+electrical systems)
“L’ipotesi progettuale fu quella di porsi fin dall’inizio in sottotono rispetto all’ambiente, cercando di non modificarlo ma di adattarvisi (…).
The villas are part of a masterplan conceived by Ferdinando Fagnola in the seventies, defi ned by semi-underground volumes in exposed concrete: geological objects attacked by green and natural elements. These units were not built as intended: they were domesticated and forced into an imagery of granite coverings and pastel colors, as in most coastal architecture of the tourist boom. We did restore the radical force of the original concept, while introducing a new organization and spatial fl ow, and custom designed interiors.
The renovation of the surrounding private park targeted the drastic cut of water consumption for maintenance. The landscape design reduced turf grass, in favour of maintenancefree mediterranean scrub. The remaining turf,including the green roofs, has been planted with a last generation bermuda grass hybrid, extremely
resistant in hot and dry weather conditions. As a consequence, a reduction of 70% in water consumption is expected.
The garden is integrated by a new 25x4m pool, outdoor dining and conversation areas nestled in the trees, a children playground.The composition of the single units revolves around a central small piazza and its olive tree. The only curved element among the hard edged volumes, a concrete wall supporting the villa on the highest spot, was painted in a bright hue of pink.All the interiors were custom designed up to the selection of textiles.
Each unit is distinguished with a specifi c range of materials: cork fl oors, made to measure furniture in birch plywood and coloured mosaic bathrooms for the children’s more informal rooms; cotton carpets, iroko wood furniture and golden stone bathrooms for the more elegant suites.