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  7. Villa Mediterraneo 01 / Metroarea Architetti Associati

Villa Mediterraneo 01 / Metroarea Architetti Associati

  • 03:00 - 14 December, 2016
Villa Mediterraneo 01 / Metroarea Architetti Associati
Villa Mediterraneo 01 / Metroarea Architetti Associati, © Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

© Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda © Fernando Alda + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Balearic Islands, Spain
  • roject Leader and Construction Director

    Arch. Antonio Baroncelli
  • Architects in Charge

    Arch. Antonio Baroncelli, Tazio di Pretoro, Giulio Paolo Paladini
  • Project Team

    Elisa Di Martino, Paolo Civiero, Veronica Petrangeli, Juan Grau Fernández, Guillermo Quintas Orias, Marta Grau Fernández
  • Structural Engineering

    UPV / David Gallardo Llopis, José Manuel Castillejo Llácer.
  • Hvac and Electrical Engineering

    SID / Sami Hawash
  • Contractor

    CSI Ingenieria y Construcción
  • Area

    1100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Text description provided by the architects. The main concept of the building is the fusion of the Mediterranean culture with the natural environment. 

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Inspired by the roman villa and by Spanish and Arab heritage, the house takes form through the natural lexicon of Italian expressionism (Moretti, Michelucci etc.), which also maintains a strong memory of Rudolf Steiner. For Metroarea, infact, designing a contemporary building in 2016 means establishing a dedicated dialogue with history and with nature.

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

So for example the continuous inside outside relationship obtained by the big glass windows, is filtered by hanging gardens, canopies and custom made bamboo shutters, that are a reminiscence of the traditional awnings and latticework Moucharabieh. 

Diagram
Diagram

The typical central patio is the fulcrum of a complex network of multi level paths and, at the same time, as the impluvium was used to gather water, it is enriched by a waterfall and creek that connects the two swimming pools. 

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

The Villa shape, follows the natural slope of the ground and it is lying perfectly on the hill, in a shape the reminds of an amphitheater, surrounded by nature.

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda
Second Floor
Second Floor
© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

The use of simple materials like irregular board formed concrete and drywalls, underlines the desire to avoid a popular image of luxury, while instead pursuing a connection with the island, the ground and its tradition. The result is thus informal and hospitable, according to the lessons of Busiri Vici, Couelle and Vietti.

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

Product Description. Most of material is custom made or produced on site. The use of simple materials like irregular board formed concrete and drywalls, underlines the desire to avoid a popular image of luxury, while instead pursuing a connection with the island, the ground and its tradition. The result is thus informal and hospitable, according to the lessons of Busiri Vici, Couelle and Vietti. Custom made bamboo shutters are a reminiscence of the traditional awnings and latticework Moucharabieh. Concrete was produced on site as no cement plant on the island could guarantee concrete density.

© Fernando Alda
© Fernando Alda

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Cite: "Villa Mediterraneo 01 / Metroarea Architetti Associati" 14 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/801253/villa-mediterraneo-01-metroarea-architetti-associati/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Fernando Alda

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