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PC Residence - Alessandro Villa architect

PC Residence

The house lies on a gentle slope of the Lecco hills, in a beautiful panoramic position where you can admire the Alps. The structure was built twenty years before the intervention but it had never been finished, a condition that made possible a general redesign of all interiors and even minor changes to the façade openings. The main space has been divided by a transparent and fully opening glass wall that separates the living from the kitchen and dining. Even when closed, the wall preserves the sense of spatial continuity. Finishes and colors were chosen so to balance and match with the existing roof beams, in particular the natural split slate floor. The floring intense colors range from green to rust, with a predominance of red. The strong personality of the floor and ceiling suggested to hold a more neutral tone - gray ash - for the walls and custom furnishings. All fixtures are unified by polished gray oak and the fireplace is clad in gray basalt stone, the same color of the furniture. Finishes have been chosen to emphasize the natural look of the materials and to mix shiny surfaces and rough textures. The lower floor area has been designed as a wellness and relaxation area. The space is large and even bright to be at a basement level. So, it was designed with the same care of the dwelling areas, also to favor a comfortable stay. Numerous uses have been organized by furniture and platforms so as not to segment the space into a myriad of small areas and offer the perception of a unique large room.  

client: private
year: 2005/2007
location: Sirtori, Lecco Lake
project by: Alessandro Villa
project assistant: Raffaele Familiari

project consultants: Antonio Dell’Orto (styling), PC Project (lighting)

Living room, Moroso - Alessandro Villa architect
Basaltina stone, Indian slate and gray oak - Alessandro Villa architect
Louis Poulsen, Y chair, Riva 1920 - Alessandro Villa architect
Gray Oak and Indian Slate - Alessandro Villa architect
Rubinetterie Stella - Alessandro Villa architect
Wellness area, Jacuzzi - Alessandro Villa architect
Wellness area - Alessandro Villa architect