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Outdoor Living Penthouse at

Porta Pia

 

 

Rome 

Luxurious entertaining terrace in the historical centre of Rome

The 100 square meter terrace has been designed for luxurious entertaining.

Upon arrival to the roof top, the terrace is equipped with service bar, built-in BBQ station at the large kitchen with dining for 12 and two auxiliary living spaces.

The custom furniture (each unit is 4 meters wide) was designed for efficient utilization and to be functional overtime for wind and high sun exposure.

The 9 x 4 meter pergola was designed to cover the full kitchen and dining spaces. The pergola has dimmable LED lighting built into the structure to allow for maximum lighting flexibility in the evening and offset the task lighting at the kitchen and bars.

The planting has been centered around local flowering plants and vines with white floral accents for a white night garden.

 

 

Cozy Terrace

 

Via Piemonte - Rome 

Historic center private terrace expansion

The client asked for a total renovation of their terrace behind Via Veneto. 

The arch form of the pergola enlarges the space vertically and echoes the cupolas of the surrounding roman churches. 

The pavement was selected to continue the interior living space and extend the floor plan through the large window and onto the terrace. 

The plants are all flowering and produce edible fruits (Feijoa, Passion fruit and akebia).

The diffused lighting is comprised of spots, installed in the vases among the plants. and a suspended light fixture hangs from the pergola.

 

 

The crimson cloth

Città della Pieve (Perugia)

 

Umbria Italy  2012

Requalification and configuration  of  a 6 acres property

currently under construction

Project: the client asked for a transformation of their entire family estate.  Still in production this has included reconfiguring roads, designing and constructing orchards, gardens, the pool, exterior dining and living, and builidng a multiple-terraced site.

 

Concept: From 13th c. the  Medival hill town, Città della Pieve has been cultivating  saffron primarily for dyeing fabrics. At that time the town was an important center for the production of cloth known then as crimson cloth derived from the deep red of the saffron flower.

In our orchard we use the crimson cloth to keep birds away...

 

 


Renaissance

or

Rococo?

 

Rome, Italy - 2012

 Renovation of  a large Roman terrace, currently under construction 

Project: reorganization of the outdoor living spaces introducing an outdoor kitchen with dining areas, water elements; contemporay fountain, multiple pergolas and a greenhouse.

 

Concept:  A terrace in the heart of sixteenth-century Rome, overlooking the botanical garden, offers a pretext to question  the spirit of the place where two very strong architectural structures dictate the constraints of the site: Villa Farnesina one of the most noble and harmonious achievements of the Italian Renaissance and Palazzo Corsini, a prominent late-baroque palace  erected  at the beginning of the seventeen century. In addition the botanical garden, with collections of palms and bamboo, the water of the fountains and ancient sculptures scattered in the garden lends to the surrounding cultural richness.

The Red Dining

 

Rome - Italy 2014

 

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Project: The scope of work in this private garden in the center of Rome, required a gathering space for dining. Situated at the head of the site, the red pergola, supports the existing robust wisteria plants and jasmine vines. With it’s northeastern exposure, the garden remains in shade most of the year, allowing for plants needing little to no sun.

Therefore a specific array of shade flowers and plants were selected including hydrangeas, ferns and herbs, recalling the pergola, in warm red tones.

 

 

 Garden of

Ancient Fruits 

 

Pennabilli-Italy 2014

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Project: the client had asked for both an edible and floral garden for their residence near Rome. 

 Green steps is a garden designed among the vineyards, with a system of terraces that solves the problem of the unevenness of 2.5 meters. A curved path connects the terraces breaking the rigid geometry of the forms and allowing the transit of small vehicles used for the the garden'processing.

The transition from one terrace to another in some cases is marked by "doors"  of chestnut wood that also act as a support for ornamental climbing plants. This same chestnut is used to build a platform in which squares have been cut out to allow the growth of the plants that delighted the ancient vegetable-gardens (Zinnias and Heliantus), the shadow of the overhanging pergola, allows to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding landscape and of the vegetable garden, after the care that it requires.

Concept: a vegetable garden on different levels designed as if each terrace was a room.

A serpentine damps the rigor of the terraces and of the rows of vines.
A little unexpected corner in the middle of the vineyard.