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Villa Sofia

Design studio – Studio Alami


Project Manager – Fabiano Spano, Michele Martina


Design team – Francesco Saverio Matarazzi, Valentina Marta Rubrichi


Typology – Renovation


Construction company – Negro costruzioni


Years – 2010-2014


Site – Specchia Gallone, Lecce


Photographer – Alice Fiorilli

Before the renovation project of this ancient millstone, it was necessary to reconstruct the history of the place, understand its essence, imagine the life that took place there. The structure was divided into several buildings, some with vaulted roofs and others with a wooden pitched roof, located around the two external spaces of relevance, namely an entrance courtyard and a large garden. The intervention was of a conservative nature for all the pre-existing volumes except for the central core. This allowed to expand the outdoor space and to connect the entrance courtyard to the garden, guaranteeing greater flexibility in the paths. Around the central core, which houses the living area and the kitchen, are the other buildings that are used as bedrooms and services and remain independent of each other, enjoying a direct relationship with the outside world. These places, once dedicated to work, have been redesigned according to a program of contemporary use. Particular attention was paid to the possibility, for the user, to fully experience the living spaces in their entirety and autonomy, even during the coexistence of several families.In this project the ancient pre-existences coexist simultaneously and in balance with objects and habits of contemporary living, in their original state.


LECCE 73100
Vico degli Alami 10

MILANO 20144
Via Bergognone 34, c/o BASE

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