Marvelous XNUMXth century Palladian villa on the foothills of the Venetian Prealps.
The two constructions - the famous Villa Angarano in Bassano del Grappa, built in 1556 and listed as a Unesco heritage site, and the house designed by Francesco Pascali - are only separated by a large park which allows them to constantly dialogue with one another. with the other. Both apply the same logic in terms of relationship with the territory and offer themselves as the interpretation of the two paradigms of their way of life, in a synthesis of the urban villa and a country house open to nature.
Completed at the beginning of this year, Ca 'Gioia is built on a gently sloping 8 m000 plot, planted with olive and fruit trees. Designed in an L shape on the imprint of a former farm, the new architecture reinterprets the language of Palladium according to contemporary codes. The long, low, sloping roof building faces west and slightly dominates the two-storey main volume, thus perfectly combining monumental shapes and the concept of simplicity according to the complex created by Palladium. Pure volumes and rigorous geometries are punctuated by a precise relationship between full and empty; on the ground floor, the rooms are more open and fluid, with large bay windows creating a direct relationship with the large garden.
Inside, the tallest building houses the entrance, the living area and the dining room as well as the kitchen and an office, while the oak and white lacquered metal staircase leads to the upper floor. and to the sleeping area, which includes three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a large common dressing room. The second volume, on the other hand, accommodates the garages, a guest bedroom with bathroom, a studio for service staff and a large open space that can be used for different purposes depending on the needs of the family. The interior is unified by light finishes to highlight the brightness of the place: the floor is made of large slices of Lapitec in Bianco Crema shades, Vesuvio finish, while the beams and woodwork dress the ceiling and some walls of the room. House.
The very classic rigor of Ca 'Gioia and its sober and linear internal and external profiles are the culmination of a long conceptual journey, accomplished together by the owner and Francesco Pascali. " We have devoted almost four years to the architectural project with a view to making it a conceptually complete work, articulated around the almost exclusive use and in all its variations of a material that is particularly dear to me, Lapitec. : facade, roof, exterior floors, bathroom coverings, kitchen worktops and certain furnishings are made from this material. " declares the architect, who followed the intervention from the preliminary phases until the end of the site. “Working in front of this masterpiece that is Villa Angarano required adopting a conceptual language extremely respectful of Palladium, by defining correct modules and proportions as well as a perfect relationship between full and empty.. "
Lapitec sintered stone slabs for exteriors make up the entire envelope of the house - horizontal and vertical surfaces and roofing - and punctuate the alternation between full and empty. The large slices of 1 x 500 mm were in fact laid whole, or cut to create a sophisticated coating and sized to the nearest centimeter. The ventilated facades are available in Bianco Crema Arena, Dune and Vesuvio finishes, and the roof in Terra Ebano with Dune finish. The exterior flooring with integrated planters follows the entire perimeter of the house and is made of Lapitec Bianco Polare.
The ventilated facades, which occupy a total area of 600 m2 and are finished with 12 mm thick slabs fixed by mechanical anchoring elements, have joints reduced to a minimum for a resolutely monolithic and contemporary architecture. The profile of the buildings is indeed essential and symbolizes a new and refined rationalist aesthetic, further reinforced by its technological component: the high performance of Lapitec - whose non-porous surface allows it to resist UV rays, thermal variations and bad weather - in fact reduces the internal temperature during the summer and thus improves livability, while during the winter, the perfectly non-absorbent sintered stone keeps the insulation dry, with the advantages that this implies. These performances were also verified with the application of Lapitec in Terra Ebano Dune finish on the 530 m2 of cover, also ventilated, the latter providing only a few skylights and a large photovoltaic surface allowing to make this villa a model of sustainable housing.
Lapitec is made from a mixture of natural minerals, first melted at 1 ° C and then subjected to a patented vacuum vibrocompression technology. It is available in large slices and combines the best qualities and advantages of ceramic, porcelain stoneware, quartz, marble and granite. Lapitec is a “full body” material: the exterior and interior are identical, without enamel or digital printing on the surface.
About Lapitec :
Lapitec was created in Veneto in 1989 under the leadership of the Italian Knight of the Order of Merit Marcello Toncelli, after more than twenty years of scientific research, tests and certifications, and is today present in more than 70 countries of the world with a 100% Made in Italy material, beautiful and exclusive, with a sustainable vocation, both in the raw materials used and in the different phases of the production process.
The technological partnership with the parent company Breton, a world leader in the production of facilities for machining stone materials and natural agglomerated stones, guarantees the safety of the production chain, thus creating a product with unique performance qualities.
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