Expansion and renovation of an existing villa. The mix of old and new creates the feeling of
Expansion and renovation of an existing villa. The mix of old and new creates the feeling of "home"

The owners' request, which was the starting point for Abaton's design studio's work, was the search for the feeling of warmth that only a house can give. This is why they opted not for a new construction but for the renovation of an existing home with a garden that could wrap around and "warm up" the new contemporary architecture

The choice was based on a house built in the 1960s with a magnificent garden, but a very compact and massive shell. The designers then decided to "perforate the house" to convey the concept not of the house facing the garden but of the garden reaching inside the house. Thus gaps were created in the architecture so that the vegetation could get into the house

Expansion and renovation of an existing villa. The mix of old and new creates the feeling of

This intention is then reflected throughout the house and can be clearly seen in the connection between the porch and the kitchen which gives the impression that the kitchen is part of the porch itself and not an interior space. The living room was originally divided into three spaces at different heights which have been deliberately maintained, creating different spaces that fit together

Expansion and renovation of an existing villa. The mix of old and new creates the feeling of

From the beginning of the project, the architects and owners had a common concept of architecture as a space in which not only the structure but also furniture, textures, materials, garden and green elements interact. All the details contribute to generating the feeling of warmth that is characteristic of a way of life. The outcome is a home that is very familiar, open, welcoming and in constant contact with nature

Expansion and renovation of an existing villa. The mix of old and new creates the feeling of

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