Modern Villa Ferrara
Surrounded by a large private garden in a small area of Ferrara, Villa Osti is a private residence of over 273 square meters, over three floors which has been designed entirely by Studio Apostoli. The building is defined by pure geometric volumes which interconnect on different levels – with an interplay of solids and voids – and is characterized by contrasting colors based on natural tones for maximum integration with the surrounding landscape. The different heights of the built elements are further delineated by a thin black metal band running along the entire upper profile of the villa, highlighting the pergola, the external shading structures, and the window and door frames. The design culminates with the infinity pool, designed as a natural continuation of the building and which speaks to the project’s intricacy, taking cues from the buildings materials, proportions, and pure forms.
The concept of intersection and permeability of volumes is also found in the relationship between interior and exterior in direct connection with each other, thanks to the large glass panels that define the facades. Another example of this search for a link with the outdoors is the large internal staircase that offers a visual ‘promenade’ over the Zen-inspired garden. The garden is the heart of the courtyard on the side opposite the entrance, featuring white pebbles that alternate with a geometric constellation of green elements. The staircase – a dramatic structure linking the various floors and the fulcrum of the interior design project – provides access to the sleeping area on the first floor. The main bathroom and three bedrooms, two of which are single, overlook a large sun terrace on the west side of the complex. The ground floor visually demarcates the living area from the open kitchen located in the front and an open space with a central fireplace. In addition, a guest bedroom, service areas, and a study overlooking the pool are found on ground level. The interior reflects the natural tones of the building’s exterior, with light oak parquet flooring that echoes the finish of the terrace, poolside, and main entrance façade on the ground floor. Finally, the specific lighting in the niches and hallways is in harmony with the natural light coming through the large windows on both levels.