Italian architects Bricolo Falsarella designed Villa Tarika at Lake Garda in Italy, allowing the inhabitants to experience the intensity of the landscape. The approach was to create a combination of spaces that allow views of the lake and those that restrict the view.
A large stone wall and a slatted wall enclose the villa at its entrance. A small opening at the entrance level on the first floor leads to a semi-enclosed space that frames views of the Rocca di Garda, Monte Luppia and the dense surrounding vegetation. Upon entering the villa, there is a glimpse of the lake in front, the living room below with a skylight above. The lake view is only fully visible from the ground floor.
The interior walls are constructed from chestnut wood, a local timber, tinted with grey-blue shades of the sky and dull green of the olive trees and holm oaks. Externally, the house is built of rough local stone, characteristic of buildings in the area and is also of the rock of the Monte Luppia and the shore below. Photo Atelier XYZ. Bricolo Falsarella