Between art and green building
The sculpture for living, by Massimiliano Fuksas
A series of works of art set like gems in the Sardinian landscape and embellished with traditional Tadelakt e Cocciopesto plastering.
Fuksas has created four different villa types for the resort, each one of which is unique in terms of its shape, dimensions and finish.
The villas are also genuine examples of bioarchitecture as they are built using predominantly natural and locally-sourced materials. “Everything slots perfectly into the landscape and is open to dialoguing with the Mediterranean light and the remaining traces of the area’s civilisations.
The villas don’t follow any rigid alignments and a specially-designed colour palette allows them meld with the landscape. In fact, the surfaces were selected by studying the surrounding earth and stones. Hence the use of “rough” plaster work and natural pigments. The slab stone used also harks back to Nuraghe architecture.”
Each home is climate-controlled using radiant floor panels and wall-mounted dehumidifiers so that it is never too hot in summer nor too cool in winter. The exterior finish is cocciopesto (a mix of crushed brick, lime and sand used in Roman times that produces a concrete-like substance, ed.’s note). The indoor floors are made from natural and enamelled terracotta or Mortex while the interior walls are finished in pastel Tadelakt. In the words of Fuksas the result is “is a silent, exclusive oasis in which broad green ridges run down from the Parco Montano reserve and extend out to the golf courses in a continuum of nature and homes”.