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Tue 18.8.

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio (IL)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.08.2015 - Tagged as: ,

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

Architect Ilana David of Roy David Studio has transformed the old stables of a villa in Tuscany into a desirable vacation house by preserving its original structural style.

 

 

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

Says Roy David Studio, “The villa is located in an amazing wheat and sunflower field which inspired the architect to preserve the yellowish color palate of the original facades of the building. The romantic landscape surrounding the villa is celebrated in the flat toucan style pool situated in front of the villa‚Äôs main facade.”

 

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

“In order to overcome the overseas design challenge and the strict preservation laws a local regulatory guidance was commissioned. Each of the original stones which constructed the old stable facades was numbered, disassembled and reconstructed after being validated for it structural strength.”

 

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

“An external spiral staircase was the only structural element that was permitted by the local authority to be demolished. The architects faced a great challenge which was on the one hand preserving the old country side style of building and on the other hand designing an uncompromisable architecture and interior design.”

 

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

“The overall interiors of the villa were designed in a toucan style affiliated with rough terra-cotta stone flooring installed in a fishbone angular arrangements, wooden beams, local plaster techniques, white, brown and pinkish color plates and ceiling ceramic tiles. On top of each of the windows one can observe the horizontal wooden beam which was originally placed as a structural solution for the top of the windows.”

 

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

“All the original details such as the window and doors handles were refurbished and placed back in their original place. Even the original iron rings which were designated for tethering the horses where refurbished and kept in place. In that manner the architects were able to preserve not only the overall look and feel of the place but also its spirit.”

 

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

Motelparo Villa by Roy David Studio, photo: Matteo Canestraro

PROJECT DATA
Firm: Roy David Studio
Location: Marche di Fermo, Italy
Size: 200 sqm
Year: 2015
Client: Private

 

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