Villa del Ciliegio is the villa designed by Carlo Gaspari Architetto (GCA) and Beatrice Comelli Architetto in Pescara: the basic idea was to create a house, seeking a continuous relationship with the landscape and the sea in the distance.
With the spirit of the ancients, the architects take advantage of new technologies while respecting the proportions, colors and use of materials that create an intimate and lasting relationship with the context.
Geometries and perspectives
The villa develops longitudinally along the plot area, maintaining the main accesses on the north – east front on the access road. The distance of the building from the swimming pool is defined in order not to have no shadow areas that affect it in the various periods of the year and therefore to allow continuous use.
The shape of the house is the result of this continuous dialogue with the site, in fact the volume of the staircase arranged centrally to the building, becomes the fulcrum on which the perspective lines towards the landscape converge, defining at the same time the internal perimeters of the house.
The volume is excavated on the north – east front, becoming the main entrance of the house, while on the north – west side, a smaller excavation of the volume defines the secondary entrance. The building extends itself to south over the kitchen space, creating a shaded area, while the south-west courtyard defines the perimeter towards the outdoor garden.
The house is mainly developed on three levels including the cantina floor.
On the ground floor, we have a big living room, kitchen and dining room as well as the small studio, while on the the first floor the three rooms, bathrooms and walk – in closet represent the privite space of the house. In the basement, on the other hand, we find a small gym room, laundry, cellar and technical rooms.
The interior design has been thought with the purpose of the solar exposures and the maximum energy needs, the use that customers will make of them during the various periods of the year, and the relationship with the external space.
The project take advantage of site peculiarites like the sweet slope of the hill, making it part of an experience to be lived inside the house. Here the idea of the “raumplan” intended as internal environments placed on different quotes, according to the ‘land natural slope axis, generating a continuous relationship between interior and the external spaces.
The northeast courtyard located on the main downstream façade becomes the space of relationship between the living room, the study and the central staircase; here an ornamental tree will be planted on a permeable surface.
In the other part, the south-west courtyard is part of the corner of the house, close to the living room and kitchen, this space is thought of as a place of shelter, a surface where you can insert ornamental plants and create shaded areas.