Location: Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Italy
Architect: GAAP studio associate
Material: concrete & brick
Design date: 2012
Completion date: 2016
Site area: 4670m2
Built area: 520m2
Architects: GAAP studio associati
Leading Architects: Alessandro Garzaro, Anna Pavoni, Marco Bulla
Construction Team: Alessandro Garzaro, Anna Pavoni, Marco Bulla, Marco Tonello, Betty Giagio
Civil Engineer: Guido Murrighile
Civil Engineering Company: Soc. 74 Costruzioni Assimpresa
Mechanical Engineering: Studio Bruno Rossi
Electrical Engineer : Studio Renato Pellizzari
Photographer: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Text provided by the architects:
Villa G is located in Pantogia, a hill facing the wonderful Pevero bay, just two steps from Porto Cervo, an exclusive vacation place for the international jet set. The original villa, composed of two different houses built during the ‘70s on a plot of 5’000 Sq. m has been completely refurbished and enlarged; only its structure has been maintained. The project has been the occasion to insert a new architectural concept inside a system where both the building systems and the architectures are strongly connected to the tradition. The villa has been designed looking for a harmony between the strong rigid lines of the existent building and the soft lines of the natural surrounding looking for continuity between the interior and the outdoor areas.
The swimming pool has been designed in order to create a scenography between the sky and the see and develop itself on a fluid drawing around a centuries-old tree. The garden has been projected respecting the existent rocks and the important trees species sited in the plot. Inside the garden takes place a ring pedestrian way that surrounds the villa and that slowly discovers different layers of the garden: a playground area, a vegetable garden, and a relaxing area.
The project is composed of materials, forms, and colors harmonizing with the typical ones: elmwood, granite, Corten, and Lapitec creates a reinterpretation in the modern key of the local architecture that becomes now suitable for the contemporary living. The house Is fully automated: lighting, heating, air conditioning, skylights, cameras, and much more can be in fact controlled and commanded through a special application installed on tablets located in every room as well as on the Owners’ mobiles.