Da Vinci Lifestyle

Villa Emma designed by Mario Mazzer Architects melts the rigour of a “Stazzu”, the local rural buildings, with the modern house principles of open floor plans and connection between outdoor and indoor spaces.  It recalls the Sardinian rural house both in the simple rectangular shape with pitched roof and the interior distribution with bedrooms on the longest side. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi

This house plays poetically with the sky and the land. The hand-cut granite stones on the ground floor plunge into the natural landscape while the sliding glass doors on the first floor reflect the sky and when completely open tranform the house into a terrace. Continuity has been emphasized using the same stone slabs both for the interior and exterior flooring.

The client’s desire was to have a retreat where he, his wife and their two kids could catch up on family time. To fulfil this desire openness was sought in all aspects of the design, to the external and nature and internally, amongst the living spaces for the family by creating visual connections.

As the client’s desire was to have a house where his family could spend time in every season of the year and not only during summer time we focused particularly on the environment and the building’s ecological footprints have been reduced by creating a passive house. The energy savings are achieved by using specific building components and a quality ventilation system to reach maximum level of comfort both during cold and warm months.
The ventilated facade allows the natural circulation of air in the space between walls in order to improve its thermo-energy performance according to seasonal/daily needs.

Light is another important element of this project. We played with it both from an aesthetic and from a wellness point of view.
By combining natural light, architectural lighting systems and decorative lamps we gave personality to the different spaces of the house, enhancing them and making them comfortable according to their intended use.

Interior decor is characterized by pure lines and mostly dark but warm tones of the vertical elements to highlight the pitched roof.

We captured the expressive potential of materials by creating new finishings for different spaces and uses. Calamine iron with wax finish, smoked oak, hand-cut granite, full-grain leather and brushed brass are characterized by the meticulous attention to details and the manual process to accentuate the elegance of craftmanship.

It translate into tangible signs what I believe must be the fundamental role of architecture: bringing together and reuniting different dimensions, namely the past with the present, the man with the context, the built with the environment in which it arises, in a profoundly sustainable perspective.

Both the design process and the execution phases have been caracherized by the use of technology with a creative and experimental approach, the search for maniacal precision and highly specialized craftsmanship.

Project: Mario Mazzer Architects
Project leader: Arch. Mario Mazzer, Arch. Marco Da Ros
Collaborators: Arch. Gioia Visentin, Arch. Antonella Centis, Ing. Riccardo Cagnoni, Arch. Gianluca Moras, Arch. Giulia Mazzer
Size: 800mq
Location: Porto Rotondo, Sardegna, Italy

Da Vinci Lifestyle’s Contracts Division Leverages On Stellar Relationships With Over 200 Luxury Furniture Brands To Fashion Furniture Brands Around The Globe. With An Extensive Range Of Products From Furniture, Lighting, Kitchens, Office Systems, Bath & Sanitary, To Flooring, Decoratives & Materials. Our Contracts Team Offers Creative And Bespoke Solutions To Briefs To Manage The Process From Conceptualization To Completion. Our Logistics Networks Worldwide Ensures Deliveries And Installations Are Kept Within Timeline Requirements That Are Crucial For Architects, Interior Designers And Property Owners For Residential, Commercial And Hospitality Projects.

Register To Access Our Contracts Library Of More Than 200 Well-Known Italian Luxury Designer Furniture Brands From Europe And America. Get Updated On The Latest Product Releases, High Resolution Catalogs, Material Samples, And Technical Sheets.

Contact Us For Product Quotations Or Queries.



Will Speros • August 9, 2019 Photography by Will Pryce HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates has unveiled its design for the Sound Hotel Seattle Belltown, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. Inspired by the rooted music culture of the city, the 142-room boutique…
This Bed Is Designed With Hidden Features Like A Projector, A 70-Inch Screen, And Integrated Speakers Italian architect and designer Fabio Vinella has designed the HiBed, a unique bed frame design that includes several hidden features. The modern four-poster…