Private residence - Ferrara

A contemporary style

A single-family home in the Po Valley follows a modern and rational style in terms of construction and materials
Laura Ragazzola
Nicola Jannucci
Raffaele Patimo, Filippo Marsigli
Year of completion

A single-family home immersed in the tranquillity of the Po Valley adopts a very different style to the construction techniques typically seen in the region. The bold design choices made by architect Raffaele Patimo in complete agreement with the owners focused on contemporary architectural solutions with simple, linear volumes dominated by the colour white, the symbol of clarity.
The two-floor house consists of a main volume which dispenses with the traditional tiled roof while retaining the double-pitched structure, emphasising the volumetric alternation of white and grey on the main façades.
A staggered volume breaks up the continuity of the façade fronting the garden, creating a long balcony servicing the first-floor bedrooms, while a square gallery creates an open-air dining area in the ground floor living space.
Finally, a smaller and functionally autonomous lower volume alongside the main building serves as an annex to the swimming pool.
The entire project stands out for the geometric, rational design that extends throughout both the building itself and the garden, where Filippo Marsigli, founder of the practice Marsigli lab, has completed the work of architect Raffaele Patimo by designing green spaces in complete harmony with the contemporary spirit of the house.
The outdoor space is divided into three functional areas: the swimming pool area, the living area and the large lawn for relaxation and leisure.
The house’s minimalist style is also reflected in the design of the garden thanks to highly consistent choices of colours and materials, particularly porcelain tiles from Ceramica Sant’Agostino.
These include the Nature collection, which creates an original wood decking effect in the swimming pool area while guaranteeing the non-slip and stain-resistance characteristics that are essential for a wet area; the Shadestone stone-effect collection in a large 40×120 cm size for the entrance to the house; and finally the Oxidart series with a striking oxidised metallic effect chosen for the walls of the barbecue area.
The combination of shrubs and trees chosen for the garden shield the house from the surrounding properties and create a sense of privacy and seclusion for the home and its inhabitants.

Ceramica Sant'Agostino - Nature, Shadestone, Oxidart
porcelain stoneware
15x120 - 40x120 As 2.0 -
Bisque, Taupe, Iron
Technical characteristics
Water absorpion (ISO 10545-3): <0,1%
Chemical resistance (ISO 10545-13): Min GB
Stain resistance (ISO 10545-14): conforme
Frost resistance (ISO 10545-12): conforme
Modulus of rupture and breaking strength (ISO 10545-4): >35 N/mm2
Slip resistance (DIN 51130): R11
Thermal shock resistance (ISO 10545-9): conforme
Crazing resistance (ISO 10545-11): conforme
Linear thermal expansion (ISO 10545-8): conforme
Certifications and awards
ISO 14001
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