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Villa Selvadolce offers impressive views over both sea and mountains

Giordano Hadamik Architects

Villa  /  Completed
Giordano Hadamik Architects

The project was inspired by the morphology of the surrounding context and its materials. The semi-underground villa plays with the man-made landscape of the Ligurian terraces, becoming part of it, the natural stone facades from the excavation and the green roof create continuity between the building and the nature minimizing the visual and environmental impact of the building. The architecture responds to the orientation and exposition of its environment making the best of views, solar gains and prevailing winds with a strong focus on the building's sustainability. The conjunction with the nature offering impressive views over sea and mountains and the exposition towards the sun with internal courtyards were key elements for the design and the arrangement of the spaces.

Villa SD is a family villa in Bordighera, Liguria overlooking the Gulf of Montecarlo. The house is composed of a single floor inserted into the landscape with 3 bedrooms, large open-plan living areas and utility spaces, outside patio, sun terrace, Pool and Whirlpool area. The stone containment walls and green roof create continuity between the building and the natural surrounding. A series of green courtyard gardens define the internal floor plan and integrate natural sunlight, ventilation and exotic vegetation into the living spaces. Warm timber interiors, open glass fronts, tropical planting and Bali inspired finishes create a relaxed atmosphere of inside outside living.

Natural sources and materials with local craftsmanship were used to define an environmentally sustainable design. The highly isolated subterranean shelf and its thermal mass and the efficient control and use of solar and renewable energy, reduces significantly the energy consumption of the building while obtaining a superior house comfort, bringing the building up to Passivhaus standards. The building is embedded into the landscape surrounded by Mediterranean essences and the permeability of the terrain is maximized by using a combination of gravel and stone surfaces.

Villa Selvadolce is situated in the hills of Bordighera overlooking the Gulf of Montecarlo. The natural stone facades have large openings facing the valley and the sea. The 250 sqm building is composed of a half subterranean volume arranged on a single floor, following the morphology of the ground. The stone containment walls and green roof create continuity between the building and the natural surrounding, embedding the house into the landscape minimizing the visual impact of the building. The conjunction with the nature offering impressive views over sea and mountains and the exposition towards the sun with internal courtyards were key elements for the design and the arrangement of the spaces. The only element popping out and breaking the linearity of the elevation is the stone Patio, a mediating filter between inside and outside adjacent to the infinity swimming pool and whirlpool. Entering the house, the visitor is drawn towards a green yard, one of a series of green courtyard gardens which define the internal floor plan and integrate natural sunlight, ventilation and exotic vegetation into the living spaces, leading into the center of the building, the large open-plan living space. The fully glazed living dining room extends to the front onto the patio, an open air outdoor area with sun shading timber fins to the roof. The interior is defined by a simple timeless design with the use of high quality pure materials and details, as warm timber and stone and gypsum plaster.

A special place to live, which never ceases to amaze us, full of surprises and attention to detail that we discover day by day while living in the house. a place we always enjoy staying and makes us feel like we are on vacation.

Credits

 Bordighera
 Italy
 Confidential
 11/2021
 200 mq
 Confidential
 Giordano Hadamik Architects
 Geom. Eric Lanteri
 Ecocasa srl
 Anna Positano

Curriculum

Giordano Hadamik Architects was first founded in Düsseldorf, Germany, in  2012 and later in Andora, Italian Riviera in 2015 by the Italian Architect Daniele Giordano and his German wife Dipl.-Ing. Nadine Hadamik working within an atelier-style structure. Prior the couple gained work experience in the UK contributing to a series of award-winning projects. GHA has an artisan approach to design inspired by the morphology of the surrounding context and materials starting from the landscape leading to the actual design with an eye on the contemporary architectural debate but free from the school of thought and any style dogma.  Their architecture responds to the exposition of its environment making the best of views, solar gains, and sustainability.  Design elements are based on a clear concept and motivated by their function and proportion

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