Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
House in Franciacorta, Italy by Studio Artec
May 22nd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
A house born from the needs of its inhabitants, built around its internal spaces through the elegance and lightness of the architectural elements, the relationship between spaces and landscape, the nature of materials and the quality of light.
The plot is in an urban area of recent realization. The ground floor is closed in a walled garden, that gives privacy from the street and adjacent plots, allowing views towards the hills and the landscape. The first floor is characterized by decks with great views through the landscape.
The living room, separated from the garden through the porch and a glass wall, with its wooden curved ceiling creates a proper ambiance for relax giving at the same time the feelings of protection and freedom. Protection and freedom are the two main feelings that inspired the design of this house.
Key materials: local hard stone for the external walls, Walnut for the internal paving, gray sandstone (Pietra di Sarnico) for external pavings, cor-ten steel for brise soleil.