In Japan, it’s called “Suiseki”, or “stone sculpted by water”, in Laveno, rather, it’s called creativity!
Stones sculpted on the lake shore
Inspired by the morphology of the lake on one side, and by the hills on the other, the buildings take the form of finely sculpted, cut and contoured stones, embellished by the tasteful use of granite and blue-colored terracotta that recalls the recent past of the lake dedicated to the production of ceramics. They are a new piece of the city, a hinge between the public square at the top and the lakefront where the residents have a private garden and terrace facing the gulf at their disposition.
The area is completely pedestrian, and the buildings feature two floors of underground parking, easily accessible from the outside.
Elevated living comfort
The design of the interiors follows the new standards of contemporary living. The living rooms are illuminated by large sliding glass doors that open onto the lake-facing terraces, completely embracing the view of the historic center of Laveno to the far shore of the lake. The living zones feature the integration between living room and kitchen to create ample livable and usable spaces. While the depth of the building allows distribution of the living zone and bedrooms in a rational and independent way, permitting a double view towards the green hills behind.
The strong chromatic connotation of the external face of the buildings corresponds to the cleanliness and brightness of the internal environments, characterized by white surfaces, wooden facings and ample glass walls that project the space towards the light and the external landscape.
Construction project progress
Founded in Florence in 1988 by Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti and Giovanni Polazzi, Archea is a architecture studio in which more than 150 architects work in Florence, Rome and Milan
Among the most important projects is possible to include: the Municipal Library of Nembro (Bergamo), the new Antinori Winery in Chianti Classico in San Casciano Val di Pesa, Florence, the Yanqing Grape Expo near Beijing, the Li Ling World Ceramic Art City in China.