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HV Pavilion, a proscenium in the Tuscan Maremma



In Castel del Piano, an area in the foothills of Amiata Mount in the Tuscan Maremma, GGA gardini gibertini architects designed HV Pavilion, a residence surrounded by an olive grove and conceived as a sort of proscenium for the landscape.

HV Pavilion is a typical Mediterranean architecture: eight structural boxes settled on a reinforced concrete platform support the solid stone floor covering and the spaces in the house are geometrically configured around a central patio of Roman-Italic reminiscence, Atrium Tusculanum.

The interior is just structure and raw materials: the floor is made of cementitious resin and it has the colour of sun-scorched grass in the warmer months and chestnut leaves in autumn; natural wood completes the volumes and all the furnishings are customised.

A steel kitchen island and a monumental cast-in-place cement table enhance the convivial character of the house; in particular, the table is the secular altar in the centre of the visible scene from every room in the house.

There is a spatial continuum between the intimate heart of the house and the olive grove, except for the light linen curtains. Outside the rigor of geometry combines with the local country building tradition of “dry stone” walls whereas the wood infills recall the locking elements of the amiatini traditional rural buildings called “seccatoi”.

The result is a building perfectly integrated with the landscape and deeply connected with the local history.