Villa ED is located at the foot of the Lombardy hills. The “L” shape of the courtyards was chosen for the correct balancing of a large opening to the rural landscape and a partial enclosing of the area dedicated to the pool entrance, giving these areas, which are above street level, greater privacy.
The design combines elements of protection, like in the case of the significant rafter protection that covers the entire building, and at the same time the opening thanks to the large windows. These two elements interact reciprocally in a perfect way, limited exposure to the sun in the summer months and increasing it entirely in the winter months.
The large slab therefore acts as protection for the ground floor and simultaneously as a terrace for the upper floor. The projection near the living area is expanded to create a true portico, placed between the interior of the house and the pool area.
The gutters are covered with wood fibre elements, whereas the sleeping area is completely clad in local natural stone, creating a clear contrast with the white plaster in the living area and at the same time maximizing sound insulation for the interior.
The external raised floor integrates with the outdoor walls and the pool, in terms of both design and materials. Most of the windows are floor to ceiling. The house is the result of an unexpected and complex research project that began with a simple architecture through the study of a shape that would allow the perception of the primitive aspects of the construction: the protection, the contemplation, the dynamic perspectives, the paths and the proportions.