When given international clients, a villa made up of two residential units, a 54,000-square-foot park and a view of one of the most attractive beaches on the coast of Sardinia, Italy, the design team at GAAP Studio was tasked to transform the space into a “family home” to be enjoyed throughout all seasons of the year, as well as maintaining a smooth transition between interior and exterior areas. In addition, it had to be done while fully respecting what was already there. To accomplish the feat, GAAP Studio, comprising three young professionals, chose to bring their stylistic approach to an architectural context that is well defined and strongly linked to tradition.
The original villa, which is made up of two distinct residential units built in the 1970s on an almost 54,000-square-foot lot, originally stood in a large garden that stretched along the natural slope of the hill — completely open to the sea view and surrounding vegetation. The renovation included completely remodeling the existing building, keeping only the supporting structure and expanding it with a new design. The villa was rethought, seeking harmony among the clean and sharp lines of the existing architecture and the soft lines of the natural conformation of the land and rocks. The goal was to use the great chromatic homogeneity that Lapitec offers to create as much continuity as possible between the inside and outside spaces. The final stunning effect “hides” the design and technical solutions made possible by the quality and workability of the full-body sintered stone.