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.