The project for this house, located on the hillside of Alassio, was developed from the idea of occupying the space of a preexisting, abandoned ruin. Replicating the volume of the previous building, a longitudinal body was added, mostly consisting of large windows. A closed cube, perforated by merely a few openings, and a parallelepiped opening up onto the wonderful surrounding terraced scenery of olive trees, stone fences and the sea. The house is organized over two floors above ground and one underground level, contained by a stone base. The interior of the joined lounge, kitchen and dining area reaches out beyond the physical boundary of the house, becoming a springboard onto the infinity pool. The design of the surrounding garden is of great importance to the project. Integrated into the surrounding nature, this Mediterranean garden embraced the property in a romantic style, typical for this stretch of Ligurian coast. The architectural project is enriched by certain artistic site-specific interventions commissioned by the client.
PROJECT House in Alassio ARCHITECT Mygg Architecture LOCATION Alassio (SV), Italy YEAR 2018 PHOTO Courtesy of Mygg Architecture
BIOGRAPHY MYGG ARCHITECTURE WAS FOUNDED IN MILAN IN 2012 AS A SYNERGY OF THE DIFFERENT BUT COMPLIMENTING EXPERTISE OF GIOVANNI FELTRIN, GERARDO SANNELLA AND YOLANDA VELASCO. MYGG ENJOYS A TRULY INTERNATIONAL STAFF OF 20 ARCHITECTS. THE BROAD DESIGN EXPERIENCE OF ITS TEAM ALLOWS THE STUDIO TO SPAN A BROAD SPECTRE OF FIELDS FROM PRIVATE HOUSING TO COMMERCIAL, OFFICE, HOSPITALITY AND ENTERTAINMENT. MYGG IS A FORWARD THINKING AND DYNAMIC PRACTICE, ALWAYS SEEKING TO INNOVATE ITS APPROACH AND ADAPTING ITS LANGUAGE AND DESIGN TO EACH SPECIFIC CONTEXT, PAYING TRIBUTE TO CLASSIC AND MODERN ARCHITECTURE.