Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have designed luxury villas for a 300-acre resort community at Is Molas Golf Resort in Sardinia, Italy. Envisioned as “inhabited sculptures,” the design includes four different prototypes of “eco-friendly, open-concept, and uniquely-designed villas” spread throughout the site of an 18-hole golf course designed by former professional golfer, Gary Player.
The first four villas will be unveiled this summer and eleven more are scheduled to be constructed in the fall. They range in size from 2,953 square-feet to 8,858 square-feet.
The four types are examples of “bio-architecture” and are constructed with mainly natural materials that will be sourced locally. The schematic design is an interpretation of the structures of the ancient Nuragic civilization, placing an emphasis on respecting the land and culture of the ancient civilization.
Once completed, the site will include 150 villas with a wide range of amenities including a beach club, upscale restaurants, boutiques, a fitness center, multiple bike paths, housekeeping services, personal chefs and butlers, pet care, and medical assistance, just to name a few.
“Is Molas is an experimental project which works with the elements of nature,” states Massimiliano Fuksas, in a press release. “These villas take the form of eroded structures which are shaped by the wind with open, free-flowing designs allowing both sun and wind to penetrate the walls of the villas. With this project man returns to live inside inhabited sculptures that are the new forms of design, surpassing the box, the cage, the closure, and experiencing a sense of freedom.”
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Correction update: An earlier version of this article referred to "Massimiliano and his wife and interior designer, Doriana Fuksas." Doriana Fuksas is in fact an architect and a partner at the firm, not an interior designer, although she did design the interiors for this particular project. ArchDaily regrets the error.