Modern villas surrounded by reinterpreted arcades and porticos.
Life in the Land of God, where Prophets were once welcomed, and Religion’s histories were written, is bonded with two principles: the Family and the Sun. As the legacy of ancestors, respecting both shapes the collective culture. The physical manifestation of reverence towards these two principles is represented by curtains, screens and canopies, which provide protection from an environment that cannot be found anywhere else.
In our project, curtains, screens and canopies are the architectural and technological modular elements which shelter the Family in layers of Harim. They create desirable and comfortable microclimates by catching wind and shading the sun. At the same time, these elements formalize a way of living and perceiving spaces as a sequence of more and more private areas in which only those honored with the privilege of entering can access. Different levels of transparency allow to see the beauty of the exterior landscape while not being seen from the outside. Screens of both to cover and portray.
The Families settlements are oasis in the desert, where the water leads both Owners and Guests in their journey through the property. The oasis is set over a geometry-inspired scheme, in to bring order and homogeneity in the desert.
The buildings arise as regular volumes from the ground, modern Villas surrounded by reinterpreted arcades and porticos.
As we see it, the modern luxury in architecture cannot be anything but understanding, embracing and redefining the essence of traditions.
Luca Bigliardi, Daniela Dafarra, Roberto Adami, Francesco Mingrino, Guido Previtali, Darush Farrokh, Nima Basimi, Artem Velychko,
Established in 2007 PRINCIPIOATTIVO is a young, dynamic architecture firm based in Italy. It operates nationally and internationally with a collaborative approach. Proactivity is our key-word. We don’t wait for things to happen, we create teams and shape situations to clients giving different visions and making them real and easy to understand. Curiosity and enthusiasm are part of our team and ourselves.
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