Villa Mediterraneo 01
Metroarea Architetti Associati
Inspired by the roman villa and by Spanish and Arab heritage, the Villa Mediterraneo 01 takes form through the natural lexicon of Italian expressionism, which also maintains a strong memory of Rudolf Steiner. For Metroarea, in fact, designing a contemporary building in 2016 means establishing a dedicated dialogue with history and with nature.
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. 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. The Villa shape, follows the natural slope of the ground, and it is lying perfectly on the hill, in a shape that reminds of an amphitheater, surrounded by nature.
The use of simple materials like irregular board formed concrete and dry walls, underlines the desire to avoid a popular image of luxury, while instead pursuing a connection with the island, the ground and its tradition.