Urban Villa, Florence Residence Design, New Italian House, Architecture

Urban Villa Florence

Italy Residential Concept design by Architettura Matassoni architects

28 Mar 2014

Design: Architettura Matassoni

The project was created with the intention of transforming the strong physical limitations, in a series of architectural cues; the available surface is in fact quite limited in size and characterized from a trapezoidal shape and has a possibility of building relatively limited; the building area is inserted in an urban environment characterized by a low quality and from a certain density of the buildings.

Urban Villa Florence 1

Florence House Design

These initial conditions have suggested an unusual approach based on a centrifugal organization of the spaces obtained with the displacement of the volumes to the property’s edge, with the consequent liberation of the central part of the area.

Thanks to the “introverted” composition adequately protected from the outside with dividing walls of calibrated height and from a planimetric geometry like “L”, it was possible to ensure the necessary privacy and, at the same time, despite the small size of the area, it was possible to create spaces of unusual deepness.

Urban Villa Florence 2

We didn’t want cut them and we had the purpose to don’t intercept the optical axes with opaque elements.
Internally this is avoided as much as possible using only few blind partitions and defining the spaces characterized by different functions, only through the articulation of the horizontal surfaces.

The vast and intimate outdoor thus obtained allow the flowing of the spaces seamlessly through large windows, creating views that cut across the central area.

Urban Villa Florence 3

The space includes a formal garden structured in terraces with a basin water that reflects the volume of the main suspended sleeping room.

The project uses the entire surface until the edge in a homogenous whole in which the elements of the massive composition progressively deconstructed and in another hand the natural elements are structured, in a continuous flow of different architectural spaces.

In this way the act of enjoying the exterior and interior of the house will become a compelling “architectural promenade” with constant changes of perspective in a series full of scene changes.

Urban Villa Florence images / information from Architettura Matassoni

Location: Florence, Tuscany, central western Italy, southern Europe

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