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Contemporary design incorporated into Villa Di Gioia

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Bisceglie-based architectural practice, Pedone Working, has designed the Villa Di Gioia project. Completed in 2011, this single-family home is located in Bisceglie, Italy, a charming and idyllic seaside resort.

This contemporary Italian house was designed as an open space in harmony with its natural landscape. It stands out of its setting but it is also integrated into it; the surrounding countryside, the coastline and the sky become part of it.

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According to the architect: “On the ground floor, the house project has an articulated volume that goes upwards and creates a tower overlooking the central patio. The L-shaped higher floor is more compact and intimate, suitable as sleeping area. The front of the house has a metallic cover structure gripped to a glass box’. The colours of this area are reflected in a large water pool located underneath.

“The central patio is the hub of the whole project. Here is the entrance to the living room, designed as an open space with glass walls overlooking the garden. The kitchen and other rooms with different sizes are also visible from here, mingling together without blurring. An open staircase leads to the sleeping area of the higher level.”

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The project highlights how architecture can interact between artificially designed and natural environments. The elaborate distribution of space has been highly influenced by ecological design, aiming to make full use of the prevailing solar and wind energy of this area.

“This luxury Italian villa was built following the rules of sustainability and of the Mediterranean passive house. Its ultra low energetic needs are all covered by a photovoltaic system with an output of five KW, which is fully integrated in the roof. Its energetic footprint is null as all energy efficiency measures were adopted: its caulking system creates no thermal bridge; its insulated windows have triple glazing for low emissions and strict control of airproof sealing; heating is produced by an air to air heat pump and there is a heat recovery ventilation system. An electric boiler produces hot water with heat pump technology.”

Images courtesy of Sergio Camplone

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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December 27, 2013 | Property | View comments

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