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Casa Talia / Vivian Haddad and Marco Giunta

  • 01:00 - 29 August, 2011
Casa Talia / Vivian Haddad and Marco Giunta
Casa Talia / Vivian Haddad and Marco Giunta, © Andrea Ferrari
© Andrea Ferrari

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From the architect. The project is a redevelopment of several small independent houses that are located within the historical city center of Modica, Sicily. The houses were originally single family homes and are arranged in a circle around a Mediterranean garden. Each room has an entrance from the garden and a private terrace which overviews the historical center of Modica. The project idea was inspired by the typical model of a Moroccan Riad, where traditionally the common spaces or a garden lie at the heart of the house.

© Andrea Ferrari
© Andrea Ferrari

For the restoration of the houses, great attention has been given to the choice of materials, which are natural, ecological, and, above all, typical of the Sicilian tradition: stone walls, lime plasters, cane roof, stone and polychrom tiled floors.

© Andrea Ferrari
© Andrea Ferrari

- The roofs were reconstructed using traditional techniques using local bamboo, wooden beams, natural cork, and handmade terracotta tiles.

© Andrea Ferrari
© Andrea Ferrari

- The plaster is made based on lime and natural colored oxides.

© Andrea Ferrari
© Andrea Ferrari

- The floors were made using recycled materials such as stone of Modica, stone pitch, concrete tiles and glazed ceramic tiles.

© Andrea Ferrari
© Andrea Ferrari

All the main walls of Modica are kept and preserved thus retaining the traditional building technique and authenticity, intervening only where necessary with structural consolidation and replacement of parts using the same local stone. The restoration completely respected the preexistences and the interiors has been furnished with simplicity and good taste, using pieces of furniture which tell the “Sicilianity” and their background – all rooms, with their colours and atmospheres, refer to Mediterranean places and to the different cultures that marked the Sicilian history. The project is designed to reflect the old and the new – such as the home automation system that allows control of all electrical output and energy consumption.

© Andrea Ferrari
© Andrea Ferrari

The philosophy behind Talia is ‘Slowliving’: to enjoy the sweet running of time, to leave behind the daily rhythms of the city. It is the ideal place for people who want to take a regenerating break, who want to be cuddled by the fragrances and flavours of this land, contemplating the wonderful landscape in a quiet atmosphere.

© Andrea Ferrari
© Andrea Ferrari
Cite: "Casa Talia / Vivian Haddad and Marco Giunta" 29 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/163242/casa-talia-vivian-haddad-and-marco-giunta/>
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Mirtilli di Londra · July 25, 2012

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PeroniNastroAzzurro · September 27, 2011

We love this minimalistic house set in the heart of Sicily. Does this look like your dream house? http://t.co/SeyKroU3 #architecture

sasha pais · September 09, 2011

????? ? ??????? http://t.co/nv6TnJN

mintshung · September 01, 2011

This is a very good house, very humane and sensitive http://t.co/y9PA1Uj

Sofia Navarrete · September 01, 2011

Casa Talia / Vivian Haddad and Marco Giunta http://t.co/P2agv81 my dream house

elisabetta · September 01, 2011

I was there, 15 days ago, it is not as in pictures: it's absolutely better!
You must see the terrace gardens and the strictly relationship among the houses and the view in every space.
But it is true, you need plan and sections to try to understand how they organized the whole sistem of houses (and they are restoring an other one), but you have to go there for the feeling

Hume Internationale · August 31, 2011

Very nice Sicilian renovation. Love the photography: Casa Talia / Vivian Haddad and Marco Giunta http://j.mp/pAWvF7

Panos Voulgaris · August 31, 2011

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Panos Voulgaris · August 31, 2011

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Alan Halpin · August 30, 2011

RT @bobborson last photo is amazing RT @KUNGarchitect amazing restoration project. I found my dream retirement place :-) http://t.co/O6rpDCV

Steven A. Chaparro · August 30, 2011

last photo is amazing RT @KUNGarchitect: What an amazing restoration project. I found my dream retirement place :-) http://t.co/M4D6VPs

Jeremiah Russell · August 30, 2011

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David Langley · August 30, 2011

Beautiful refuge
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Matt Hale · August 30, 2011

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Bob Borson · August 30, 2011

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Gosia Kung, AIA · August 30, 2011

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Amelia C. · August 30, 2011

Una casa muy mediterránea #arquitectura #decoracion
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Francisco Lavin Flores · August 30, 2011

I love the house, the perfect place to live in peace and relaxed

haze · August 30, 2011

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duhuahua · August 30, 2011

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dr · August 30, 2011

so human and so sensitive...good

adam · August 30, 2011

i think i'm going to cry. really great. wish you published a plan.

helios AD · August 30, 2011 10:19 AM

totally agree. if i had a house like this, i would not want to go outside!

Wasan Patawong · August 30, 2011 09:01 AM

plan and section need to be seen :P

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