The house is located in the beautiful area of the Tuscan countryside, in Aquilea, in the middle of olive cultivarion. Deeply linked to the territory due to the production activities and the hospitality it offers to travelers in its typical rural buildings, the couple needed a rural home for their breaks.
This is a newly built villa in the Tuscan countryside of Lucca. The intervention focuses on the main floor with the realisation of a modern, functional and every comfort equipped home. It has three bedrooms, four bathrooms, open space for the kitchen and living.
The location has been set on the slope of a nearby hillock that gently descends towards a torrent, at the edge of the leafy cork forest. The project was aimed at finding a settled principle that, by introducing the necessary volume, would respect the land morphology and the beauty of the natural environment.
The house fronts facing the valley have been designed in strong adherence to the ground, in a seamless relationship between inside and outside, mainly thanks to the large french doors that can be fully opened, and to the concrete podium surrounding the building, creating different opportunities for a break. In particular, the living area is characterized by a great visual permeability, with its large opposing windows that pierce the mass of the building, creating an architectural telescope towards the panorama, scenically framing the valley of Lucca perched on the top of the nearby hill.
The leading idea of the project was to use two parallel registers, the use of the vernacular language and the absolutely contemporary project of new interventions and furnishing.
The result is an assembly in which the two parties communicate with expressions that are even very different, but with the constant search for a final common synthesis.
The interior design will mixes contemporary with rustic classic Tuscan language, including stone, resin and Delta light fitting.
The walls were treated with a lime-colored paste and pulled to iron plaster on the example of the ancients XV century plasters , the floor slabs too, were treated with lime. The stone floors have been veiled with natural lime too.
The bath walls are made of resin cement. All the furniture of the house, with the exception of some object of recovery, are tailor made products from local artisans, unique and unrepeatable.
The house is equipped with with underfloor heating and cooling, solar panels, domotics control for each function and lighting completely realized with led equipment.
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190 sq m
Aquilea is a newly built villa in the Tuscan countryside. The interior design will mix contemporary with rustic classic Tuscan language, including stone, resin and Delta lighting fitting.