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Sicilian Villa

The project for this one-storey living space, with large windows that open onto nature, is located in the fascinating landscape of north-eastern Sicily, between citrus groves and lava ash.
The fusion between architecture and nature is the basis of the project, few elements with an essential design have the function of defining an interior space that maintains a strong visual and material continuity with the surrounding landscape.

The result is a small house resting on the hillside, with a rooftop swimming pool and large windows that open onto the surrounding countryside. The rearward position of the windows generates a covered patio bordered by sunshade panels which, thanks to a sliding, rotating and folding system of the modules that make up the structure, can close, partially filter the light with different inclinations or open completely.

The living space is continuous, with a few elements that define the different functional areas in a fluid way, the living and sleeping areas are filtered by furniture elements and sliding panels. Few materials echo those on the outside: wood as wall and ceiling cladding; the lava stone; the gray grit floor.
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PROJECT Sicilian Villa
LOCATION Sicily, Italy
YEAR 2021
LEAD ARCHITECTS Elena Sacco and Paolo Danelli
PHOTO Lamberto Rubino