Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Villa 2G

Location: Diano Marina, Liguria, Italy

Architect: Giordano Hadamik Architects (GHA)

Client: Private

Material: Stone

Design date: 2017

Completion date: 2020

Site area: 250m2

Built area: 150m2

Studio: Giordano Hadamik Architects GHA

Architects: Arch. Daniele Giordano, Dipl. Ing Nadine Hadamik

Planning + Health and safety: Arch. Francesco Dimasi

Structure: Ing. Michele Calcagno

Main contractor : Vudoppia costruzioni


Text provided by the architects:

Villa 2G is a family building of ca.250 sqm situated in the hills of the Ligurian Riviera overlooking the sea and the mountains.

The linear building is composed of two floors and embedded into a mature olive grove.

The volume responds to the surrounding landscape focusing on the main view and sunlight. 


The existing site was defined by a terraced environment which was maintained in the new project. The impact of the building is highly reduced by inserting the double high space into the land, which the ground floor partially underground and the first floor extending on the North and South facade onto the garden.


The building is situated in a residential environment but responds and preserves the natural scenery and landscape of the existing site.

An important factor on the site were the olive grove and a series of mature pine trees which were integrated into the project, surrounding today the entire villa. Beautiful picture framed views onto the treetops are captured through the large openings creating a rhythm of the facade, which is also inspired by  the typical dry stone walls of the Ligurian terraces.


While the layout of the building is developed in a horizontal configuration to respond to the existing landscape, the facade is marked by the vertical central distribution with changing materials and canter leaving balconies and timber canopies. The facade is composed by a rhythm of large windows and natural stone which was retrieved from the site in combination with artisan timber elements and  sliding shutters combining beauty and function.


Large floor to ceiling high openings with high thermal performance maximize views and natural light melting the inside with the outside. The hidden window frames are embedded into the floor and ceiling, as well as into the external timber cladding and internal lining.

The sliding shutters allow you to transform the entire glazed facade while controlling the solar passive gain of the building. The embedding of the building within the existing trees also plays a key factor in controlling the solar passive overheating.


The highly insulated concrete shelf, the thermal mass, the green roof with the efficient control of solar light and the use of renewable energy only, reduces significantly any thermal disparity and the consumption footprint of the building while obtaining a superior house comfort and air quality.


The entrance of the building on the ground floor leads onto a double high  staircase, the center of the building. Open views and windows to each side highlight the distribution axes and illuminates naturally the circulation spaces.

Going up the stairs to the first floor, the distribution opens on one side to the spacious open plan living.

Generous sliding doors extend the kitchen dining area onto the south facing patio, which functions as a filter zone between inside and outside. The patio offers direct access to the land and the adjacent rock garden and mature olive tree.

The patio is the perfect location for outside dining and lounge. The space is sheltered from the sun and wind and offers breathtaking views  towards the sea on the south side and towards the mountains on the west side.


To the other side of the villa is the more private sleeping area with 3  double bedrooms and individual outside terraces for each roomm. Each bedroom is composed by a full height and full wide window  facing the mountains and the mature pine trees.

The master bedroom with ensuite dressing room and bathroom, is facing the garden on the opposite side of the living area with direct access to the land into the olive grove, a beautiful private retreat of the house.

Bathrooms  are  naturally illuminated and ventilated by large openable skylights and defined by timber furniture and gres tiling in natural earthy colours.


The conjunction with the nature offering impressive views over sea and mountains and the exposition towards the sun were key elements for the design and the arrangement of the spaces.

The green roof minimizes the visual impact of the building. The villa is surrounded by Mediterranean essences and the permeability of the terrain is maximized by using a combination of gravel and stone surfaces. Natural sources and materials with local craftsmanship were used to define an environmentally sustainable design.


The interior is defined by a simple timeless design combining high quality pure materials and details, as natural oak timber floors and built in oak furniture.

The design of the kitchen and bedrooms is essential, built in furniture and doors are white in white. The focus lies on the openings offering breath taking views.



Key Facts

Completion: August 2020

Building area: House: 150 sqm


- Open living/kitchen/dining

- 3 bedrooms

- Entrance hall,  Storage room and Laundry

- Panorama terrace


Key Dates:

February 2017: Planning Application submitted

September 2018: Planning Approval granted

January 2019: Beginning of construction

August 2020: Practical Completion



(windows shutters, sunscreen): Savet snc

 Electrician, Thermal and Plumbing: T. Volts


Materials and Products

External Cladding: Natural local stone, thermotreated bamboo fiber_DECO

outdoor Floors: gres_ la ceramica sas

Skylights: Velux

Windows: Finstral, aluminium

Shutters: Ehret_aluminim

Bathroom Cladding: gres_la ceramica sas

Indor floor: oak parquet_la ceramica sas

Kitchen: Ernestomeda

Interior built in furniture: Fasol snc






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