Project: MIDE architetti
Location: Lucca 55011 – Lucca (LU) – Italia
Construction Company: LUCCAEDIL
Paved area: MARMI FAEDO
Timing: 05/2013 Job assignmen 01/2014 Start of construction work 10/2015 End of construction work
Surface: 320 m2
Photo: Alessandra Bello
Inside the country house we sought to manually apply, using the traditional spatulas and sponges, natural lime-based plasters that highl ight the irregular rocky surface of the walls. The recovery of beams and hollow tiles by sandblasting, is an explicit call to the traditional tuscan architecture, refreshed by the bleaching of the ceilings. The exterior was deliberately kept unchanged in surface and holes, in order to maintain its historicity without sacrificing the charm. Therefore, we opted for basic external fixtures made of steel. In the garden the large swimming pool is integrated with the surrounding landscape, respecting the vegetation and the secular olive trees, leaved unaltered. The adjacent cottage has been completely renovated inside, opting for contemporary materials and colors: the concrete floor and the black lavatory contribute to give a new identity to the building. Finally, in the hypogeum you can find a spa area consisting of a large tub and a cedar wood sauna.