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VILLA ROSA | SKETCH HOUSE


Formello, 2011-16


Villa Rosa is an architectural complex made up of a series of pavilions located at different altitudes, inspired by the plan for Villa Adriana. The main pavilion, the residential one, is supported by a large basement, which is partially underground, and is in turn divided into three different areas, which are defined by separate roofs, but are connected by terraces and stairs, located inside and outside. The house’s supporting structure is made of concrete, and it is covered in white plaster and aluminum siding. Villa Rosa tries out a number of devices that capture the landscape, in order to frame different sections of the surrounding countryside, which features rolling hills and numerous olive groves. The southern terrace in particular is a kind of telescope: a formally autonomous entity that is structurally connected to the living area. The terrace is a typologically and formally ambiguous element: it is a portico, a veranda, and a portal, all at the same time.





Architectural Design: Malfona Petrini Architetti
Structural Engineering: Tommaso Malfona
Published on the journals The Plan, Architectural Record, Progetti
Included in the MIBAC list of architectural works in Italy (Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali)
Finalist. The Plan Award 2019



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