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Contemporary Villa Designed To A Tee, Sicily

Sicilian-based design studio Architrend Architecture have completed this contemporary property known as Villa T in Ragusa, Sicily.

This two-storey contemporary structure in the Hyblaean Mountains comes face to face  with its natural landscape. The site of this project has partially conserved that precious idea of isolation, and the whole design comes to grips with this context, constructing a direct relationship with the landscape, faced openly on two sides, while emerging from it thanks to an eloquent contemporary design.

The architecture clearly stands out as a complete entity with definite limits. But its borders are not so introverted, they are open to visual enjoyment of the outside world, with the creation of outdoor living spaces.

The two-storey height of the living area, with the mono-beam staircase leading to the first floor, contains a studio zone and a bedroom. The daytime area is joined to the kitchen, located in the lower volume, while the luminous living and dining area emphasises the double height of the construction, with its large pitched roof.

The white stucco and stone facings that wrap the forceful geometric design, highlighted by a red floor marker around the sloping roof, reveal the pursuit of a ‘possible Mediterranean style’ that pays homage to local history, ready for experimentation with new possibilities. Images courtesy of Umberto Agnello.

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January 24, 2012 | Property | View comments

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