Lot 12 is part of the Garden cooperative in Marina di Ragusa, which consists of two-story residences surrounded by big gardens.
The interior space at the ground level is articulated by the staircase and by the addition of special furniture units, “iperarredi”, which serve different functions and host technical systems. This furniture is custom made using blu Valchromat and white painted medium-density fiberboard (MDF):
The kitchen unit separates the dining room from the cooking area. It stores two sliding panels that can be used to completely isolate the two spaces.
A closet built around a structural column separates the dining area from the living room.
A big bookshelf in the living room is screened by sliding walls and allows for various spatial compositions.
The indoor floor material is smooth concrete protected by a transparent polyurethane resin and the staircase is made of concrete cladded with a metal sheet.
The second floor hosts the sleeping area featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The paths and porches on the exterior are made of smooth concrete contained by Tunisian stone; the pergolas screen the main openings and are made of white painted galvanized iron covered with bamboo.
Many different species of Mediterranean plants are present in the gardens and are organized in an informal way in contrast to the geometric rigor of the architectural volumes, the outdoor paths and pool.