A Home in Sardinia / Stera Architectures

A Home in Sardinia / Stera Architectures

A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Exterior Photography

Textual content description offered by the architects. It’s in probably the most attribute components of the Sardinian panorama that the positioning reveals its most interesting qualities, that are so many challenges to be overcome: the rugged terrain, the numerous rocks, the wild inlet…This testing potential was not absolutely exploited by the outdated home that stood on the positioning. It had just one orientation, to the south, failing to benefit from the sunshine and coolness of the wooded vegetation alongside the street to the north, on the higher a part of the positioning. It additionally didn’t reveal any of the beauties of the ocean beneath, or the poetry of the rocks with their wonderful shapes. Regardless of the size of the plot overlooking the coast, entry to the ocean was not made probably the most of by the positioning and it was solely revealed from the ocean.

A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Exterior Photography, Facade, Concrete
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A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Exterior Photography, Concrete

A grassy space dipped obliquely in direction of the ocean. Due to the slope, this a part of the backyard was fairly featureless and by no means welcoming. Based mostly on these observations, the architect Stefania Stera set her objective because the creation of a home whose volumes wouldn’t alter the positioning however would serve to enlarge it, within the most interesting custom of Porto Cervo.

A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Exterior Photography, Stairs, Concrete, Arch
A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Exterior Photography, Garden, Stairs

The operation is consistent with the preliminary undertaking of Porto Cervo, begun within the sixties by the Aga Khan with the Costa Smeralda consortium. To design and construct this home, the architect wished it to be embedded within the web site, exploiting all its options. The home is designed to inscribe itself in its complete setting, with a coronary heart that may be inhabited in any season. The entire constitutes an architectural promenade in concord and continuity with nature, the place completely different worlds meet and cross, one complementing the opposite.

A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Exterior Photography, Aerial View Photography
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A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Exterior Photography, Stairs, Concrete

So the positioning and the habitat nurture one another. Supplies and craft abilities come collectively and endow the entire with a dimension of sturdiness and humanity. The founding gesture of the undertaking, the one which determines its location, is the plotting of two axes: one projected in direction of the ocean, the opposite hovering in direction of the rocky cliffs. Their crossing permits for the articulation of various locations necessary within the web site and the structure on two ranges, each seen as the bottom ground.

A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Exterior Photography, Concrete

The bottom-floor stage was hollowed out of the positioning. It creates a better relationship with the ocean and higher use of the backyard. A inexperienced terrace, “the flying carpet”, will overlook the ocean. A ledge path working alongside the ocean reveals and enhances the waterfront of the positioning. This ledge path serves many locations on the positioning, true singular occasions with a number of features.

A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Interior Photography, Concrete, Door
A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Interior Photography, Concrete

The structure of the home is just not standard. The actual entrance is the courtyard whereas, as an illustration, the corridor itself is small and types a transitional house, widening steadily till it reaches the following room and enriches it. The rooms are laid out round the primary courtyard. The latter, surrounded by numerous volumes articulated on the positioning and the areas of the home, is bathed within the late afternoon by the setting solar. The sunshine is mirrored on the façades that encompass it and creates a vibrant core within the midst of the entire.

A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Interior Photography, Dining room, Wood
A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Exterior Photography

From a practical standpoint, three accesses have been inserted from the road: the primary entrance, serving the courtyard, parking house for automobiles devised as a “boulevard” the place autos can park freely, avoiding the regimented impact. For this goal, a sliding wall is ready on the road. Entry to the caretaker’s home by a courtyard that may double as a storage. Entry to the basement stage is offered from three completely different factors: the courtyard, the house dedicated to providers, and a smaller courtyard positioned to the east, close to the primary parking storage. The principle entry to the home is within the courtyard. A door resulting in a fairly discreet corridor serves two rooms on the bottom ground and, upstairs, the lounge, eating room, workplace, and master bedroom.

A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Interior Photography, Wood

The main bedroom, which occupies the remainder of the ground, is a spacious set of enclosed and open areas in a wealthy sequence of occasions and atmospheres framing views of the pure setting: small courtyards, patios, terraces, bedrooms, dressing rooms, and bogs. Particularly, it has a U-shaped lounge open broad in direction of the ocean and the small courtyard within the coronary heart of the positioning. The lounge develops in size, parallel to the ocean. The eating room is oriented to the west

A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Interior Photography, Bathroom, Concrete, Door
A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Interior Photography, Bedroom, Bed

A big patio positioned on the north aspect of the courtyard types a porch with entry from the road. A staircase provides entry to the roof, a part of which is laid out as a terrace, the remainder being lined with greenery, like the connection between the very mineral home and its web site. The small courtyard provides entry to the “canyon”, seen because the spine serving fascinating completely different nooks and corners of the positioning. A slope runs down from the lounge to the east connects it with the decrease stage, finishing a loop by way of an architectural promenade on the positioning.

A House in Sardinia / Stera Architectures - Exterior Photography, Bed, Arch