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Bringing together warmth and brutalism and thus combining different styles: it seems a big challenge, but for the architects of Caprini & Pellerin it turned out to be a piece of cake. Villa Fabriana is a residence that impresses both on the inside and the outside. Dream away in this residence that radiates sunshine during every season.
Villa Fabriana is situated on the hilltops of Cannes and has beautiful views on the bay. This neo-Provençal residence was fully renovated by the French studio of designers Kevin Caprini and Jerry Pellerin, focusing on a modernisation of the home and an open architecture. The new design blends the regional architecture with a warm, contemporary style. In this way, two visions come together that would at first sight seem opposites. The architects added a modern extension to the middle section of the three-story house. The biggest challenge in this project was to modernise the existing architecture while at the same time following the city’s strict regulations, but that did not stop the architects from turning the home into a great success. The choice to make the architecture both regional and contemporary was continued in the interior. The studio strove for a light, soothing atmosphere, in which natural materials and artisanal techniques were worked with. This softness was contrasted with strong colours and raw materials to achieve a beautiful balance. Combining vintage elements with modern pieces added to this as well. By creating several openings to the outside and hiding the metallic parts of the windows, the borders between inside and outside were eliminated as much as possible.
A light, soothing atmosphere thanks to natural materials and artisanal techniques
The team is particularly satisfied with the brutalist extension of the building, which blends beautifully with the original architecture. Even though the house was strongly modernised, much of the original architecture remained. The original shell of the house was retained, as was the characteristic round tower, to which a stone cladding was added. This did not only add warmth and character, but it also created a smooth transition between the original part of the residence and its modern extension. The home’s layout was adapted, resulting in more volume. The bedrooms have rather small windows to ensure an intimate feel, while the living spaces offer a beautiful view onto the bay of Cannes. Spaces that gradually reveal itself and frame the landscape as an impressive painting, that is what you find in Villa Fabriana. With a traditional stone cladding and tiered gardens with endemic plants, a typical sight in the south of France, architecture and interior seamlessly flow into the landscape. After another successful project by Caprini & Pellerin, we are again eagerly awaiting more designs from their hand. Want to get enchanted by more impressive projects and inspiring architecture? Be sure to follow us on Instagram on the account Imagicasa Architecture. On this page, we will share unique realisations, promising designs and innovative ideas daily.
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