UDesign Showcase: contemporary villa with Asian touches
Our Showcase features architecture and interior design by UDesign – a space where we can show off our brand-new projects and designs.
We are proud to present a rather special contemporary villa design, with its main focus on an open interior garden that can be seen, enjoyed and accessed only from the lounge. The garden is based on the traditional Zen Garden, although it could be in any style, and its purpose is to bring the natural beauty from the outside, inside. In this particular case by using a fountain, a pond with koi fish and water lilies, stones, rock, bamboo, evergreens and a dominating red maple tree at its core. The minimalism of the garden reflects the architecture and design of the interior, with its contemporary Asian touches.
Above: The interior Zen Garden with lily pond, koi fish and its own Maple tree takes on another life under nighttime illumination.
The natural materials used in this contemporary villa work exceptionally well with the clean lines of the structure itself
Above: The wood panelling in the recess of the terrace subtly illuminates the contemporary lines of the architecture.
Above: The wood panelling of the main entrance reaches to the ceiling, transforming a door into an integral part of a large-scale minimalist design concept.
Natural materials are used throughout, and nothing is more natural than the two vertical gardens on each side of the floor-to-ceiling onyx panels extending high over the fireplace. Cool clean lines everywhere, with walls of glass bringing the outside in and flooding the room with natural light. Notice the Catellani & Smith lighting, whose Fil de Fer main lights are almost invisible in the daylight, and whose designer, Enzo Catellani, we interview in a previous blog.
Apart from a few pieces of specially selected leading brands, most of the furniture, including the kitchen, was custom-made by UDesign.
Above: Vertical gardens gracefully flank a 6-metre high piece of illuminated onyx. What more could you want in a wall.
The natural materials and soft furniture sit comfortably within the ultra-modern architectural design of the Villa
Above: A Walter Knoll chair with pouf and a Harlequin side table is all that is needed to give this area of the room its own special ambience.
A kitchen with a view, a delightful understatement. The wood panelling on the ceiling is the perfect nod to the beautiful wood island on the floor. While cooking, recipes are easy to follow on the large television set facing it, one of two on each side of the central column.
Above: Apart from a few pieces of specially selected leading brands, most of the furniture, including the kitchen, was custom-made by UDesign.
Building and designing beautifully detailed contemporary homes is our passion, and we will be happy to share it with you by studying your proposal, ideas or plans and making a presentation.
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