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An Irish customer, who loved the boundless spaces of the country of origin, is looking for a place to find air and light. In the first inspection they found two former terraced houses, overloaded with materials, dark colors and a garden, within which infinite varieties of different plants coexisted one above the other.

The first approach was to remove, eliminate, bringing out what was hidden; subsequently they opened visual windows and used only light colors. The architecture has thus returned a lighter, cleaner and simpler image; a new Spa with swimming pool, a box and everything that could be used for a new contemporary residence have been inserted inside.

In the garden almost all the plants were removed, bringing to light a splendid hedge of Cupressus arizonica, which had been completely buried by other essences and which was simply pruned in topiary art, raising the crown.

Only a few white plaster partitions were built to replace the shapeless terraces and a single material was chosen to solve all the external surfaces (floors, stairs and walls). To conclude, the Gastone sofa, from the Landscape Forniture line, made of artificial hedge, fits into the garden in dialogue with the context.

Project details

Design: Patrizia Pozzi
Project Location: Carnate, Italy
Typology: Private garden
Built: 2004
Area: 1.100 m2
Light design: Blackout
Construction: De Santis
Mosaics and marbles: Fantini Mosaici
Landscape contractor: Piante Spertini Laveno
Photo credtis: © Dario Fusaro

Patrizia Pozzi

Patrizia Pozzi

Much more than an office of landscape architecture, it is an open space towards the street, and thus capable of a continuous exchange between our world of ideas and the outside real life. The office of Patrizia Pozzi is meant to be the expression of a perfect balance between architecture and landscape, including the urban space. The district of Milan where it is placed – Porta Venezia – is one of the most lively and vibrant of the city. The office adsorbs what happens around and gives it back enriched by new vibrant energy, being a natural element in constant growth, mutation and evolution.