Home » Marazzi Porcelain Stoneware Utilized in Sicilian Villa
We are used to seeing it, familiar and popular for its beauty and convenience, covering living areas, sleeping areas and bathrooms, walls or floors. But it is still a little unusual to imagine it on the facade of a private building. Villa LC is a luxurious private home designed by Sicilian architecture firm, DFG Architetti, which chose to finish the external paved areas and facade with porcelain stoneware.
As we look at the pictures of this home, we seem to hear the distant murmur of the sea and smell the fragrance of the caper plants, which surround the villages with their perfume in summer and color their drystone walls white.
We can feel the power of the surrounding landscape, the colors of which are repeated in the materials chosen for the architectural project, perfectly integrated into its context.
Part of the facade is finished with wood-look porcelain stoneware in a 20- x 120-cm size from the Treverkever collection. The same material is chosen for the steps that lead down below the veranda and the edges of the flower beds. The color adopted, “Sand,” is warm, contrasting with the black that emphasizes the architectural forms themselves.
The anti-slip surface of the stone-look porcelain stoneware of the Stonework collection, on the other hand, is used for the paving leading to the spillover pool in the garden; the material was used in a single size 30- x 60-cm and a pale color, “White,” which adds light and breadth to what are already very large spaces.
Once again, stoneware proves its versatility and unbeatable convenience. The infinite material looks and natural colors are ideal for creating coverings that continue from indoors to outdoors, offering vast architectural potentials.
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