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SYNUA, Armoured Pivot Door
A completely renovated modern villa with contrasts of full and empty, light and dark; Synua peeps out with its Caorle red polished glass entrance.
The house, located at the foot of the first hills outside Reggio Emilia, is set in a natural scenario and in a landscape of high environmental value.
The project concerns the reuse and integration of an existing structure originally conceived as a residence with a traditional layout that is modified according to modern criteria based on minimalist choices. The composition is characterized by the contrast between solids and voids: continuous wall portions find their balance alternating with large windows able to stand out and enhance the large double-height pillars of the south front and the corner porch.
Plenty of natural light enters into the house and defines the internal spaces, which on the ground floor are in direct contact with the external areas, in a continuity in which the windows become thin diaphragms that act as a liaising element between the indoor intimacy and the vastness of the surrounding hills.
The essentiality of the exterior side, organic to the natural context in which it is placed, is reflected in the interior areas where the black and white colors almost completely exclude the presence of different shades, thus producing a minimalist design reduced to a copresence of characteristic and modern elements.
The only note of color is the entrance door, which is red and, according to the idea of the owners, represents a wish for prosperity.