It took almost four years to design the minimalist Ca'Gioia residence. The home is located next to the famous Villa Angarano, so it was important that the design showed great respect for its neighbour. Architect Francesco Pascali paid great attention to the right proportions and the relationship between full and empty spaces and chose the innovative material Lapitec that adorns large parts of the residence and the interior.
The residence, located in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, is characterised by the Palladian architectural style mixed with contemporary influences. The L-shape connects the long and lower building with gable roof with the main building that consists of two floors. In this way, a fine balance between monumental forms and simplicity is achieved. The design of the house is based on the use of Lapitec, a material very dear to the architect, which adorns the façade, roof, floors, bathroom cladding, kitchen worktop and some of the furniture. This innovative material has many advantages. Thanks to its non-porous surface, it is resistant to UV rays and temperature fluctuations, reduces the interior temperature in summer and keeps the insulation dry in winter.
In the interior, the light colour palette enhances the light incidence.
The house is composed of pure and geometric volumes, characterised by a minimalist profile and a precise proportion of empty and filled spaces. On the ground floor, the rooms – the entrance area with a living and dining area, the kitchen and study – are more open and flowing, with large windows creating a beautiful connection to the garden. The staircase in white-painted metal and oak leads to the sleeping area on the second floor with three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a large walk-in wardrobe. The lower, single-storey building houses the garages, a guest room with bathroom, a studio for staff and a large open space, the function of which can be adapted according to the needs of the family. Inside, a light colour palette was chosen, which allows the surroundings to be brightened up. For example, the floor is made of large Lapitec panels in Bianco Crema colour, while natural wood beams and panelling adorn the ceiling and part of the interior walls.
The clean and linear character of the house combines beautifully with the beauty of Lapitec, resulting in an elegant and functional villa. Photography by Andrea Martiradonna