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Private house

Marco Castelletti Studio di Architettura

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The extension to this detached 1980s villa in Italy’s northern Lombardy region makes the whole complex take a quantum leap both aesthetically and energy efficiency terms.
Located in picturesque hills with views of the Alps on the horizon, the villa is set on several levels to conform to the steep terrain. Similarly, the grounds comprise sloping lawns and clumps of tall trees indigenous to the area.
The extension has been designed to blend with the original architecture and its context. The addition - a swimming pool and underneath it, a six-vehicle garage - is a long narrow parallelepiped volume standing on a flat stretch of land lying parallel to a steep slope rising immediately behind it. The same height and shape as the older section, the new unit blends effortlessly with its neighbour. Extensive glazed façades on both of the long sides of the swimming pool...

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