Houses in the Golf
Opere edili e impiantistiche: Giuseppe Dominelli – Pietra Ligure
Strutture in acciaio e serramenti / Steel structures, windows and doorframes: OCF-Aghemo – Torino
Profili per serramenti in acciaio / Steel profiles: Palladio Spa – Treviso
Foto / Photos: Studio PAT
The building in question dates back to the mid-1960s and is part of the first residential area built in the Golf Club Garlenda district. The Club is situated in the Lerrone Valley in the Albenga municipal district, one of the most charming and picturesque areas of the Liguria hinterland, surrounded by centuries old olive groves and pinewoods. The modern style of this house is extremely different from the classic Liguria/Provence style that was typical of the development later and which now gives identity to the location.
The house plan is an opportunity to extend some of the units in the block, occupying part of the large terraces and porches. The new buildings have steel strip structures and window and doorframes, protected by adjustable sun awnings. The flat roofs project on the south side and are made from panel sandwiches that are usually used on industrial shed roofs. The height of the fretwork has enabled covering the entire span without any secondary structures, leaving the attic totally free for the technological plant. To achieve greater balance between comfort and energy saving, the water central heating couples radiators in the sleeping area and linear air diffusors in the living area. This way the homes can be heated very quickly, given that they are only used occasionally at weekends during the winter.
Aimed at exploiting the living surface to the utmost, the interiors are of nautical design. The rooms are separated by wall cupboards and sliding white or mirrored panels. The range of materials is limited: oak for the interior floors, white laminate for the kitchen and bathroom furniture, basalt for the tops, windowsills and outside flooring. The sofas are made to design in marine plywood with their bases divided into drawers and peaks. The standard home can house up to 8 people in three bedrooms, with two bathrooms, a kitchen/living area completely glazed overlooking the terrace and the countryside, which extends the perception of space well beyond the 70 square meters of the house itself.
di /by: Andrea Veglia
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