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Holiday Home Stella Maris The Beauty of Architecture and Nature

Toti Semerano

Europa | Bibione

Listening to and analyzing nature and place and appropriate their significance, expressivity and emotions: this was how Toti Semerano went about designing the Stella Maris complex in Bibione on the Italy’s Adriatic coast in the north-eastern region of Veneto. The resultant program is a sensitive, elegant translation of how the context spoke to the architect. The approach to the complex through a wooded landscape in the direction of the seashore produces a gradual crescendo of different sensations: sounds, silence, light and colors glimpsed in the pinewood gloom, creating the appropriate mental framework before the visitor reaches the building itself. Here, the approach is as much part of the project as the building itself, a preamble to an architecture that gives concrete form to the essential significance of a place.

A singular mix of residence and spiritual center,...

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