B&D VILLA

2013 - CIANCIANA (AG)

Gross area: house 84 sqm; exterior space with swimming pool 400 sqm

Client: private, Norwegian couple

Villa B&D is located on the border of the residential area of Cianciana town, in a lot with a gentle slope facing the agricultural landscape.
The project includes the renovation of a low architectural value building and the planning of the outdoor spaces, with the aim to turn it into an artifact of contemporary architecture in sync with the Sicilian landscape.
The reference concept design is the volume sobriety and “the dialogue” with nature. The volume is redefined and lowered in height, replacing the double-pitched roof with a flat roof; in this new coverage a fully integrated system of solar and photovoltaic panels has been provided to grant a complete energy autonomy.
The proposal includes the outdoor spaces design, with a system of terraces well fitted to the topography becoming an integral part of the house volume. The volume is marked by a dynamic repetition of openings, of constant height, that vary only in width and enliven the prospects modulating the light of the interior spaces.
The main facade is characterized by a roof made of Corten, it consists of a filtered pattern of slender vertical elements, which protects the glass wall (total glass) of the living room and forms a porch space that overlooks the surrounding landscape.
The new distribution identifies longitudinally two groups of functions answering the needs of the clients (a couple from Norway) : the area with the living room, the guest bedroom and the master bedroom, in the West part, facing the landscape and in continuity with the external parties there is the services splint, with the bathrooms, the kitchen and the laundry, on the back connected to the East terrace.
The outdoor spaces are organized in terraces with specific functions that develop with progressive lowering of altitude: beside the living area there is the main terrace; down some steps there is the bar space; and to a lower level the solarium with the swimming pool.
On the opposite side there is the East terrace. This space, connected to the kitchen, is ideal to have breakfast and to organise summer dinners, with a table and a barbecue area.
The design of the finishes is aimed to an essential architecture. The designers have also planned most of the indoor and outdoor furniture and furnishings giving job to the local workforce.

publications

ITALIAN POOL DESIGN 6- editrice il Campo – febbraio 2016, pp.84-91. Uno specchi d’acqua verso l’infinito.

PROGETTI - n.9. Settembre 2014, p.110-117 Un edificio moderno che dialoga col paesaggio.

EUROPACONCORSI - coperina gennaio 2014, album piscine.

ARCHELLO - copertina e album del 8 luglio 2014.

OTTAGONO web magazine, articolo del marzo 2014. Le potenzialita' della trasformazione.

PORTE & FINESTRE, n. 3, giugno 2014, p. 26-27. Minimalismo contemporaneo.

ARCHIPORTALE - copertina nell'editoriale #292. A Cianciana (AG) la Villa B&D di Cottone+Indelicato.

I LOVE SICILIA - n.99-2014, p.108-114. Campagna razionale.

Homify -webmagazine. Villa B&D.

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