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Villa Além / Valerio Olgiati

  • 12:00 - 1 April, 2015
Villa Além / Valerio Olgiati
Villa Além / Valerio Olgiati, © Archive Olgiati
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  • Architects

  • Location

  • Category

  • Collaborators

    Patricia Da Silva (project manager office Olgiati), Daisuke Kokufuda, Liviu Vasiu
  • General Contractor

    Matriz Sociedade de Construções Lda.
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. This project is located in Alentejo about 10 km inland from the Atlantic Ocean. The area features a hilly, rural landscape and is covered with beautiful old cork oaks.

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The climate is mild and dry. The primary intention here is to create a secluded garden. The surrounding walls are up to five and a half meters high to provide the necessary shade and the entire impression created is one of a desert, dry, stony and dusty. Everything is constructed from slightly reddish, in situ concrete.

Floor Plan © Archive Olgiati
Floor Plan © Archive Olgiati

The character of the complex is chiefly defined by the surrounding walls, which create the impression of petals that close and open towards the sky. The dwelling itself is invisible and develops across a single floor behind the surrounding walls.

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The living room is located at the end of a strict axis leading from north to south. It overlooks the pool and offers a view through the southern door in the garden wall across a flat and empty landscape. A curved hallway allows the inhabitants to retreat into shadows and into the introverted private rooms.

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Cite: "Villa Além / Valerio Olgiati" 01 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/615171/villa-alem-valerio-olgiati/> ISSN 0719-8884
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