City: Alserio, Italy
Project: Annalisa Mauri
A contemporary villa near Como, in a small town nestled on the shores of Lake Alserio, between the Larian area and the greener Brianza. The interpenetration of the volumes characterizes the residence arranged on three levels with a complex and very contemporary geometry. The articulation of the compositional elements is suggested by three main directions, recovered from the morphology of the site and the perspective development: the lake on one side, the mountains on the other. The system unfolds on three positions, like a Y whose main segment is dedicated to the living area: here, the large living room with double height houses a large fireplace, whose long flue acts as a vertical counterpoint – it is 7 meters high. The third interpenetration is dedicated to water: an indoor pool faces an outdoor one, respecting the same alignment as if it were a single pool. An ideal connection that builds a game of correspondences between inside and outside. The sleeping area, at the explicit request of the client, has smaller surfaces: cozy rooms designed to experience intimacy and relaxation.