A concept pleasantly integrated into the landscape
Photos Matteo Imbriani & Giordano Hadamik Architects Studio
In designing this stone villa in Italy, on a hillside overlooking one of Liguria’s gulfs, Giordano Hadamik Architects emphasizes the cultural landscape of the local terraces and the client’s desire for a unique home in which to spend time with the family and reconnect with nature.
The villa, of approximately 200 m2, is composed of two underground half-volumes on one level, following the morphology of the site and creating a large central entrance that leads, on one side, to a large open living space with dining area and kitchen and, on the other, to five bedrooms, all of which have a private outdoor space and sea views. The sunny terrace in front of the living room opens to an infinity pool overlooking the beautiful valley. The hallway and service areas are all naturally lit with large opening skylights. The home includes a pantry, laundry room, storage rooms, technical service rooms, and outdoor storage in the garage with two parking spaces. Extensive perimeter walls create continuity between the building, interior and exterior. The garden patio and sunshade awnings produce a mediating filter between inside and outside. The green roof contributes to the harmonious insertion in the landscape and minimizes the visual impact of the building. To amplify the natural environment, the house is surrounded by Mediterranean tree species. A combination of gravel and wood surfaces maximizes the permeability of the land. Highly insulated underground shelving and solar and renewable energy management significantly reduce consumption while ensuring superior comfort, bringing the building up to Passivhaus standards. The design by Giordano Hadamik Architects optimizes the natural habitat, incorporating the beauty of the Mediterranean scrub surrounding the residence.