Residence-park in Bologna. Nine independent villas for a new living dimension
Residence-park in Bologna. Nine independent villas for a new living dimension

 The project involved the demolition of some existing buildings and the new construction of buildings for residential use for a total of nine independent villas. The design concept focused on the construction of a residence park, considering the large areas of landscaped and widespread green in which the new structures are integrated

The decision to enhance the PARK was crucial in identifying the multi-storey volumetric solutions, both to limit the footprint on the ground and to enable the reading "from above" of the park itself. The eastern part instead remains more intimate, there " new houses" of the owners, required only one floor both for functional reasons (accessibility to elderly people) and for limited space requirements

Residence-park in Bologna. Nine independent villas for a new living dimension

The volumes of the buildings are simple and functional, sometimes of one level and sometimes of two levels in order to generate "cantilevered" volumes; all the villas do not have a basement. The project in architectural terms is absolutely contemporary, not only in the materials and technological choices, but also in the typological choice aimed at ensuring a modern urban lifestyle

Residence-park in Bologna. Nine independent villas for a new living dimension

The first strong "intention" of the architect can be seen in the horizontal rather than vertical structure of the villas. You can read a sort of powerful minimalism in contrast with the external context that is instead really confusing. The choice of a particular material, corten, corresponds to its use as whole slabs at full height without any compromise

Residence-park in Bologna. Nine independent villas for a new living dimension

The villas have a homogeneous aesthetics, they could be defined as "equal and different" because from time to time some details differentiate them: the distinctive open L shape of two of them with its convex angle, rather than the bow window and the particular juxtaposition of two of them or small differences in plan

Residence-park in Bologna. Nine independent villas for a new living dimension

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