Site size: 14,100 sq. ft.
Project size: 7,000 sq. ft.
Program: The client’s preference for right angles and flat surfaces drove the design and prompted the architects to separate the massing and suspend volumes.
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Location: Arezzo, Italy
Solution: The villa is organized around a central courtyard that combines stone and wood surfaces, plantings, and water features, and allows multiple views across the different volumes. The architects gradually deconstructed the volumes to create slender, lighter elements towards the outside.
Construction and materials: Around the perimeter, the concrete structure features double walls with a layer of insulation between them. Plaster finish typical of the Mediterranean is used for all vertical surfaces. Radiant and solar systems contribute to low energy consumption and walls with aluminum panel openings promote passive ventilation.
Piazza Garibaldi n° 32
52025 Montevarchi (Arezzo) - Italy
Concrete structure: Ing. Alessandro Romei
ARCHITETTURA MATASSONI Piazza Garibaldi n° 32, 52025 Montevarchi (Arezzo) - ITALY mobile - +39 3335918256, +39 3341882117 tel/fax - +39 055980562 e-mail address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Trenti Vivai e Piante
External doors and enclosures: Davini Prefabbricati srl - +39 3488111714
Synthetic waterproof membrane: FLAG spa by SOPREMA
Insulation panels inside the double layered masonry:Basf styrudur c - 8 cm. Extruded rigid polystyrene foam (xps)
Synthetic waterproof membrane: FLAG spa by SOPREMA, flagon EP-PV 1,8 mm
Elastomeric: elastomeric membrane for underground walls waterproofing:
Metal: metal rails and various handcrafted works: F.lli Ghiori - + 39 3478731716
Tile/shingles: finishing type 1: gravel ballast 10 cm., finishing type 2: roofgarden