PRODUCT OF PURITY
Carefully landscaped gardens, a reflection pool and charcoal-hued architectural details hark back to the snow-capped peaks and terraces of the Rhaetian Alps that envelop Villa Geef.
小心規劃的花園、閃閃發光的泳池和深灰色建築細節回應著包圍Villa Geef的披雪山峰和雷蒂亞阿爾卑斯山脈。 of other techniques to stimulate the senses, drawing on Alvaro Siza’s shadow-play with vertical slats that cast light portraits against the interiors and, at the same time, shield them from direct sunlight. "Sensory stimulation is a fundamental aspect of our projects," he says. "This is why we pay close attention to olfactory plant essences, the chromatic effects of dark and light, and surface materials, such as the dry stone feature walls in this project."
Of course, because Villa Geef’s backdrop was central to its design, the landscaping of the gardens was also imperative. "Most plants are native and are strategically placed to mask unpleasant buildings and ensure maximum privacy inside," explains Duilio. "The garden is very relaxing with plenty of space and minimal furnishings. For the pavements and paths we used local stone, while the reflection pool and small waterfall recall the abundance of water in the valley."
Just as the interiors and architecture of this handsome family abode pay tribute to its environment, so too does the site it occupies – all of which seem to arise from the distant mountains and terraced vineyards, elevating it to new aesthetic heights. //