A new international project of the architectural bureau “Gallery Freiman” was a villa in the classical style on the island of Sardinia.
Olga Freiman, architect
The house on the rocks of Sardinia embodies the best features inherent in the Italian Renaissance: harmony, noble majesty, proportionality. Therefore, defining the style of his interior design, Olga Freiman did not doubt – it is the features of Italian classics that will reveal all the charm of the house and the place where he is.
The architectural bureau of Olga Freiman began work on the project with a scrupulous analysis of the features of the island, which can not be ignored by implementing such a complex project. As a result, it was possible to harmoniously fit the villa into a complex multi-level relief, having broken a beautiful landscaped park around it. The latter concerned not only the issues of aesthetics, but also the observance of the law – in Sardinia, the roofs of houses should not interfere with admiring the landscape.
The result of the work of the architects was a complex composition of several terraces. On the top there is a swimming pool, the shape of which emphasizes the outline of the terrace into which it is inscribed. There is also a summer kitchen. Below are the guest houses, and the “foundation” was the park.
The main house, literally cut into a rock and built of granite, also consists of several “layers”. Above all, there are public rooms, just below the hosts’ rooms. The lowest level is occupied by children’s rooms.
In the design, the receptions characteristic of the Italian Renaissance were used extensively. One of them is gilding. So, the living room, even in cloudy weather or in the dark, fills soft light thanks to gilded murals. Painted in gold, the doors give the interior a luxury note, and the painted gold walls of the entrance group remind you of old frescoes. Gold softens the cold granite, which is quite a lot in the interior, and expressively contrasts with it.
In the interior, the receptions characteristic of the Italian Renaissance
Another group of decorative techniques that refer to the motives of the Renaissance is the use of paintings. Here there are copies of Bellini’s paintings, and stylization for him, and an interesting painting on the walls of the staircase that absorbed the oriental motifs.
The designer masterfully worked on the design of the dining room, making the ceiling painting the most important accent of the room. The silver walls move apart the space, and the floral ornament seems to continue the interlacing of branches outside the windows and gives the impression that the family dines on the open terrace.
Great attention was demanded also by fireplaces – they solve not only a decorative, but also a functional task, heating a granite building.