The new holiday residential complex is situated on a hill which towers above Spotorno, nowadays a touristic town, but in origin it was a farming area.
The typical cultivated terraces and a pine forest planted in late 1800 define the site.
The houses grow under contamination of architectural volumes, site topography and ground altimetric pattern.
The aim of the project is to find a balance among nature, architecture and the new requirements of the contemporary living. Starting from F.L. Wright’s idealism for organic architecture, revisited by European influences of the great Alvar Aalto and in Italy by APAO (association for organic architecture) by Bruno Zevi, we have tried to identify the rules of building compatible with the territory, able to interact and change with it in the course of time. The nature, in this case the park which encircles the houses, is still a baby. In the years it will grow, even changing considerably the perception of the complex. Nature is also present in the architectural finishings. The wood which covers part of the walls and the swimming pool floor is intended to age. The ageing in this case is providential and will only draw architecture closer to nature. The swimming pool in cantilever reinforced concrete, sustained by a partition represents a sort of tribute to poetry of Modern masters.
Presence of anthropic ratiocination is visible in the pure geometry of volumes which widen horizontally. We would image our architecture at the end of times
as a ruin who gives our descendants traces, lining, brave architectural motions. This project takes care of energy conservation and use of natural resources, in compliance with the most recent Italian rules. We believe that buildings have to be pictured to resist to all challenges of progress. Consequently the new residential complex is finished with solar and home automation plants have been provided. We are pleased to imagine substantial changes of said plants in a next future without affecting negatively on the architectural image. Such attitude is typically European and is the one which has permitted preservation of a great historic architectural.The residential complex is composed by 30 modular units with hall, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, utility room and bathroom. All living spaces have view to the sea and a big terrace of about 2,20x8,00 to be used as summer living room. Modules can be joined in case the client needs a bigger house. Some apartments have a little private garden. All the apartments are gathered around the swimming pool and the common park. From swimming pool level it is possible to get to the beach by a private wainscotted lift.
progetto: ariu+vallino architetti associati progettisti: Vincenzo Arìu e Sabrina Vallino collaboratori: Carlo Garbero, Elena Scasso, Enzo Laise, Olivier Alain Moudio, Simona Maggi, Fabrizio Testa strutture: Paolo Testa impresa: Alfa Costruzioni Edili srl committente: GECO 2005 Milano localizzazione: Spotorno (SV) dati dimensionali: 5250 mc volume residenziale, 1695 mq superficie agibile, 7150 mq superficie lotto cronologia: 2005-2006 progetto, 2007-2011 realizzazione Costo al mq: 2.100 €/mq Fotografie: Anna Positano,Adriano Pecchio