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Elegant Private Residence Overlooking the Hills of Tuscany

Elegant Private Residence Overlooking the Hills of Tuscany

Elegant Private Residence Overlooking the Hills of Tuscany
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The Boucquillon house on the hills near Lucca, in the Tuscan countryside. The new home-studio of Michel, an architect and designer working for leaders in this sector, and Donia, architect, sculptor and painter, is a dwelling that exists in continuity with nature. Olives trees, stone, white marble are the characteristic elements of the landscape of the hill on which the house stands, a place for work and everyday life, far from the noisy city. But this “back to nature” doesn’t involve the rediscovery of vernacular architecture and bucolic tastes, avoiding contemporary reality and the burden of being modern.
Instead, it operates in the present, both in terms of environmental issues, including optimization of energy source( total self-sufficiency, including collection of rain water, the use of a heat pump, solar pump, solar panels), and in finding a delicate solution to construction in a natural setting. The clear, almost programmatic approach avoids facile imitation, yet blends into the landscape. The project met with the interest and support of the city of Lucca and the local authorities. The shape of the hill, the layering of rises and portions of white marble together with the green of olive trees and the native brush, suggested flanking the existing, seriously damaged structure with an extension of living space added to the house proper, place between large terraces faced by the work space.

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Elegant Private Residence Overlooking the Hills of Tuscany

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