A villa surrounded by rural landscape, characterized on one side by the presence of Mount Etna, and on the other, to the East, by panoramic views of the Ionian sea.
The purpose of the project is to recover and expand a pre-existing double level building by adding a mezzanine and basement.
The project envisages the use of pure forms; a box that interacts with the landscape, seeming to vanish thanks to the floor to ceiling windows which are juxtaposed with curved walls clad in stone. The internal focus of the living room is a cylindrical volume that shields the staircase and allows the vertical link between the ground floor and the basement.
From a pedestrian entrance in lava, a natural path leads to the front door, where there is a spacious living area and a large window framing the view of the sea.
Facing west are the service zones and the dining room for formal occasions; continuing towards the north, on a slightly raised level which was part of the original building there is the sleeping space.
The basement is closely knit to the garden. The interiors are lead out to the garden while it in turn seems to be part of the interior.