Architect: Melissa Giacchi Interior Architect.
PLACE: Todi (PG).
SURFACE: 170 sqm.
TYPE OF INTERVENTION: Interior design, art direction, design and consultancy for external structural works, green spaces and lighting.
MATERIALS: Natural ash wood, iron, glass, porcelain stoneware for floors and walls.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Luca Petrucci
We are at the gates of Todi, a medieval town of unique beauty and elegance, in a lot that formerly housed a military shooting range, still visible in the characteristic stone wall in front of the old building, a strongly characterizing element of the project. This is the place, surrounded by green spaces in the shadow of the hill dominating Todi and with a fantastic view of the Perugia's valley, where the Italian-French couple decides to establish their summer residence, as well as the house dedicated to relaxation, peace, well-being.
Searching a welcoming atmosphere, strongly connected with nature, the project takes its cue from these strong elements and from the stone curtain, once the site of ancient shooting range, to organize a rational interior space, essential in volumes and shapes, consistent in the unique language of colors and materials. Hence the choice of a single wood, natural solid ash for all custom designed furnishings as well as all the upholstery of the openings that lead outwards in the full desire to delicately frame nature.
The house elevates over two main floors: a living area, master bedroom and bathroom well shielded by wardrobe doors on the ground floor and a large desk top overlooking the outdoor lot framed by a balcony dominating the living room in addition to the two guest bedrooms on the first floor. Everything works together to create an elegant and refined coordinated image, highlighted by bright accents and a careful study of both internal and external light. The landscape, paths and the area behind the house, follows a theatrical logic thanks to open spaces and visual screens. A complex project balancing the historicity of the place and the contemporary lifestyle.
Lucifero's Semplice surface mount and Ipipedi Outdoor help to illuminate the residence.