Villa Gardone
Richard Meier & Partners

February 13, 2012 /

Gardone Riviera, Italy

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Villa Gardone is part of a villa ensemble in Gardone Riviera, approximately 300 meters from Lake Garda. 

The residence sits on an east facing slope opening south towards the lake, and offering unique views of the water, the city center and the surrounding areas.

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The villa's visual relationship with the local context, the direction of the sun, and its position along a steep slope are key factors that have played a central role in the design. As a design strategy, two rectangular solids were placed perpendicular to one another and then arranged on top of each other running parallel and crosswise to the slope of the terrain.

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The living room and bedrooms are located within the top volume. This volume is placed perpendicularly to the slope to maximize the views toward the lake and also to take advantage of southern exposure and natural light.

Image courtesy Richard Meier & Partners
Image courtesy Richard Meier & Partners
Every level has access to outside terraces with different orientations depending on their program, ultimately providing the users with varying views and privacy.

The Villa Gardone, as in some of our early residential projects, incorporates elements that reflect our design principles. The new residence in Lake Garda represent our continuous exploration of solid and void, transparency and opaqueness, light and texture, and the interrelation between the ephemeral with the physical world./ Richard Meier

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Site Plan

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First Floor Plan

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Second Floor Plan

Facts about Villa Gardone


Signa Holding GmbH/
Villa Eden Gardone GmbH


Richard Meier and Partners, LLP

Managing Partner:

Richard Meier

Design Partner:

Bernhard Karpf

Project Architect:

Ringo Offermann

Design Team:

Simone Ferracina
Amalia Ruconi-Clerici
Veronica Schmidt

Architect of Record:

Studio di Ingegneria Bergmeister

Structural/MEP Engineer:

Studio di Ingegneria Bergmeister


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Last updated: December 19, 2013

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