Villa N, Arezzo Residential Property, Tuscany Residence Building, New Italian Home, Architecture

Villa N Arezzo House

Tuscany House Development, Italy design by Architettura Matassoni

Design: Architettura Matassoni

Villa N in Arezzo

The unit has been organized around a central courtyard with the function of home life’s core; this compositional logic allows a visual reciprocity between the different environments with many possible views mixing different spaces and functions.

Villa N Arezzo House

20 Nov 2015

Villa N Arezzo House in Tuscany

Its centrality is partly contradicted by the perimeter openings emphasized by the centrifugal projections of several architectural elements that have been stretched toward the extreme edges of the available area (a surface very limited compared to the volume allowed).

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The sleeping area on the first floor has a private attitude with an “atmospheric” connotation due to its sensitivity for the natural light changes because of the direct contact with the sky through the linear slots cutted on the roof.

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In general, during the design phase, the expressive language of this architecture was affected by the client’s preference for the ninety degrees angles and the flat surfaces, which has prompted the designers to overcome the static nature typical of this initial setup through the strategic dislocation of the volumes, the use of suspended masses and shifted surfaces.

Then, during the construction, similar choices pushed decisively toward the total white option and the number reduction of the materials used, which have been plaster for all vertical surfaces in combination with metal panels (ventilated walls made with aluminum panels – layered panels) and stone slabs , combined with floating wooden surfaces (accoja), for the external floorings.

We wanted to use “low-tech” solutions, when possible, which could ensure the internal microclimate control in a passive manner through the natural flow of fresh air from the green external areas.

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Villa N in Arezzo – Building information

Villa N – single family villa for a fashion manager and his family
Building completed: during 2015

Location: Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy
Plot’s surface: 1194 square meters = 12,847 square feet
Volume: 1173 cube meters

ARCHITETTURA MATASSONI – Architects Alessandro e Leonardo Matassoni
Piazza Garibaldi 32, 52025 Montevarchi – Arezzo (ITALY)
Phone – +39 3341882117
[email protected]

Engineer Alessandro Romei – concrete structure
Engineer Claudio Chiassai – heating and cooling systems
Builder: AL.CA. costruzioni


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Technology advances almost with a seasonal rhythm and can’t be considered anymore a reference enough stable for the evolution of architecture that have to put again in the center the invariabile human element.

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Every architecture should be an artificial refuge capable to satisfy the human needs, from those physical to spiritual needs, should be an opened artificial landscape without too rigid functional articulations or fixed schematics to be nearer to freedom and naturality of life.

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Every kind of spacey feeling is above all a psychological experience, and architecture should act to a deep level of perception , in an attempt to delineate the characters of a natural space strongly linked to human spirituality.

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ARCHITETTURA MATASSONI – [email protected] – the architects Alessandro and Leonardo Matassoni, have been graduated in Florence and are performing their activity from the architectural laboratory located in the Arezzo’s area, in Italy.

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Until now the firm worked mainly for private customers, especially in the residential architecture field, ranging also in the related fields like refurbishments, interior design, garden design, industrial design and furnishing design.

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Without ruling out any possible form of informatic support, the approach to the discipline could be called “handcraft”, especially in the early phase, during which the job is made by building study models used as an essential tools to ensure the perfect control of the plastic solutions and of the volumes.
A bustling activity of architectural criticism, from the pages of presS/Tletter, the official organ of the Italian Association of Architecture and Criticism (founded by the known architectural critic Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi) takes an important part in the life of the studio, through the writing of articles and partecipating in conferences, architects meetings and debates promoted by the association (A.I.A.C.).
Among these various activities ARCHITETTURA MATASSONI also showed its works during two personal architectural exhibitions in Rome in 2012 and in 2014, the first of which in the prestigious environment of “La Casa dell’Architettura” at Acquario Romano, curated by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi and titled “progressioni spaziali” (spazial progressions).

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The second exhibition titled “TORNARE AL FUTURO, abitare con la natura” (coming back to the future living with the nature) took place at “INTERNO 14”, the AIAC’s space in Rome, and was curated by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi and Roberta Melasecca.

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Recently the works and the activities of the firm were published in many Italian and foreign specialized magazines like Architizer, Designboom, Dezeen, Domus web, A As Architecture, Divisare – architettura italiana, Arketipo, Arkitera, Design/Curial, Blueprint, presS/Tletter, IoArch, Floornature, Design context, e-architect, Archiscene, Progetti e concorsi (Il sole 24 ore), AecCafe , Social Design Magazine.

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