Chipperfield references lemon houses with Lake Garda villas
David Chipperfield Architects has completed a pair of holiday villas inspired by lemon houses on a hillside overlooking Italy’s largest lake (+ slideshow).
According to David Chipperfield Architects, they “echo the rhythm of the surrounding olive groves”.
The British architect’s Berlin office paired rugged stone walls with timber and concrete pergolas to recreate the aesthetic of Lake Garda’s famous limonaias – buildings where lemon trees are cultivated behind high walls.
The largest of the two structures, known as Villa David Chipperfield, is a two-storey structure with an open-plan living, dining and kitchen space on the ground floor.
Once complete, the Villa Eden will comprise seven villas, a hotel and an apartment building.