Villa T Designed By Architrend Architecture
Sicilian studio Architrend Architecture has completed the Villa T project, a stunning house made of glass and concrete. Located in Ragusa in Sicily, Italy, this 3,330 square-foot single family residence sits on a rural lot and was completed in 2007. The relationship with the context and the sequence of the three stacked floors relies on a sort of continuous architectural ribbon that reinterprets the flavour of the Mediterranean home, developing, bending to form rooms and the roof, outdoor zones raised from the meadow like platforms, porticos and overhangs, balconies and terraces. A solid façade clad in stone, to the north, is flanked by the harmonious antithesis of the southern and eastern façades, fully glazed and open to the greenery.
They reveal the two-storey height of the living area, with the mono-beam staircase leading to the first floor, containing a studio zone and a bedroom. The daytime area is joined to the kitchen, located in the lower volume, while the luminous living and dining area emphasizes the double height of the construction, with its large pitched roof. The master bedroom zone with bath and closet is located behind the living area. The sequence living-dining-kitchen encounters two outdoor spaces: on one side, facing the living room, a terrace at ground level connects to a recessed patio faced by the underground spaces, with two bedrooms and a den, shaded for cool comfort.
Research by Mahshar Gh