2007 – 2010
Marina di Ragusa, Sicily
This villa, like a garden pavilion hung with a spectacular view of the sea, is part of a complex of houses located in Marina di Ragusa, the seafaring village of Ragusa, on a plot of land with beautiful views overlooking the Mediterranean and a stretch of coast in the direction of the island of Malta, distant about sixty miles off, and that in a bright day you can see clearly.
The design of the villa derives from the influence exercised by the program of the Case Study Houses (CSH) implemented in the '50s by John Entenza and the magazine he founded "Art & Architecture".
The house is more representative of the program is certainly the case study houses of Pierre Koenig's Stahl House, masterfully photographed by Julius Shulman, became an icon of American lifestyle in the famous photo of the living room of the house with the background on the amazing night view of Los Angeles.
The position of the batch of the project and the cultural similarities with that program became the essence of contemporary absolutely present after more than fifty years, has determined the main choices that affect the architecture of the house. The villa has an L-shaped ground plan shape, is set around a large swimming pool with sun terrace paved with planks of larch treated with a white primer.
The continuity of the interior of the living room and is secured by a glass wall that continues to spread around the perimeter of the house facing the sea view.
Project published in:
ARCHELLO – Febbraio 2019
COOLTURE MAGAZINE n50 – Luglio 2015
ARCHITETTURE IN ACCIAIO – Maggio 2015
ARCHIPORTALE – 12 Febbraio 2014
ARCHILOVERS – 11 Febbraio 2014
DESIGNing ARCHITECTURE - July 2013
ddn n° 194 – Maggio 2013
ARTHITECTURAL – 20 Luglio 2012
PRESS/TLETTER – 7 Giugno 2012
ARQA - May 2012
ARCHI+SCAPE! – Marzo 2012
ARCHITECTURE NEWS PLUS – Febbraio 2012
CONTEMPORIST - January 2012
HOMEDSGN - January 2012
COOLTURE MAGAZINE - November 2011
ARCHITIZER – Ottobre 2011
AECCAFE – Ottobre 2011
ARCHDAILY – Settembre 2011
PROGETTI & CONCORSI – 18-23 Luglio 2011
EUROPACONCORSI - June 2011
OTTAGONO - June 2011
ARCHITETTURE CONTEMPORANEE SICILIA - February 2011
L’ARCHITETTO ITALIANO – Gennaio Febbraio 2011
Marina di Ragusa