The new building leans on the natural podium of a one-hectare virgin olive grove with 108 trees and clear boundaries that define a perfectly rectangular shape, dominating the surrounding land.
The villa is characterized by a rigid stereometry of pure and white shapes and stands out in the twisted and absolute landscape of the olive tree. The villa is experienced through an inevitable path that gradually approaches the site crossing the entire lot to reveal humanized nature only at the very end.
The composition of the building explicitly announces the hierarchy of functions and their mutual relation in space: the cube contains the living area of the villa and intersects the low oblong prism of the sleeping area. The two volumes are slightly rotated each other to embrace one of the largest trees, which is the center of an open terrace, the main relational space and the heart of the complex’s outdoor life.
Location: Contrada Arrighi, Carovigno – Italy
Year: Concept Design 2014 / Schematic Design 2016 / Detailed Design 2018 / Artistic Direction 2019
Area: 170 sqm
Structure, Engineering: Ing. Francesco Cavallo