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The project regards the expansion and the renovation of a farm in the Sicilian hillside, on the slopes of Volcano Etna. The design effort aimed to respect the existing architecture and at the same time to search for a global image. Several features of the local tradition come into play, creating many points of contact between old and new: simple forms and few materials interact with the historical context. The garden The leading line of the landscape design was the innovation of the classical Sicilian garden by simplifying forms and reordering plant essences. The existing garden, wild and unkempt, was characterized by a single space in a constant slope and therefore not viable. It was necessary to give a new order to the principal elements: the plant essences, the avenues of connection, the horizontal terraces and the shady areas. View more View full description
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