David Chipperfield Architects Architecture and Landscape Villa Eden, Gardone

David Chipperfield, Richard Meier,

Sport & Wellness, Ville, Landscape, Residences,

Wood, Stone,

In Gardone on the western shore of Lake Garda, David Chipperfield Architects designed two residences under the name Villa Eden, inspired by 19th century lemon houses and set into a landscape studded with cypress and olive trees

David Chipperfield Architects Architecture and Landscape Villa Eden, Gardone

The two residences designed by David Chipperfield Architects in Gardone, on the western shore of Lake Garda, as part of the Signa Group's Villa Eden resort are inspired by 19th century lemon houses.
David Chipperfield's residences follow the lay of the land of the hill, fitting among the olive and cypress trees characterising the landscape. They are made of brick and locally quarried stone and stand on a base made of the same material, with wooden window frames, roof structures and pergolas.

David Chipperfield Architects reinterpreted the architecture of the lemon house, a type of construction once common in the area, reproducing a number of its characteristic features such as the pergolas that surround the new constructions on three sides. These architectural elements shelter the buildings from direct sunlight while providing an ideal extension of the interior into a sheltered outdoor space. The thin columns supporting the pergolas pick up on the rhythm of the nearby olive trees. The fronts of the villas overlook the lake, with floor to ceiling windows offering broad views over the landscape even from the bedrooms. Villa Eden resort will be completed with additional residences and a clubhouse, in a project to be completed with the assistance of other world-famous architects including Matteo Thun and Richard Meier.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Design: David Chipperfield Architects
Location: Gardone – Italia

Images by David Chipperfield Architects



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