A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A project inspired by the view of the horizon over the sea

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A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana
03/09/2019 - Casalgrande Padana porcelain stoneware was chosen for the restyling of a house in Malta. We’re in an isolated area, away from urban centres, on the magical and mythological island of Malta, where you can admire a beautiful horizon over the sea. The functional, aesthetic, and energy redevelopment of this single-family home and its exterior spaces was entrusted to Studio Peralta Design & Consulting.
 
The spectacular view of the sea suggested the addition of two regular-shaped “horizontal planes” parallel to the horizon. This was achieved through a cantilevered roof on top of the building and a “plateau” at the bottom, almost suspended over the surrounding landscape.
 
The “plateau”, also with a nearly square shape, defines the outdoor living area. It looks almost suspended above the surrounding landscape on the eastern and south-eastern sides, opening to the infinity pool on the northern and north-western sides, and overlooking the garden with large olive trees and Mediterranean shrubland plants on the western and south-western sides.
 
The exterior flooring stands out for the extensive use of the stone effect porcelain stoneware tiles of the Pietra Baugè Beige collection. These tiles measure 60x60 cm, and 20 mm in thickness and are dry laid on gravel adjacent to the garden, glued to the screed on the “plateau” and laid on plastic feet in the ventilated covering of the terrace and roof.
 
A series of trims has allowed for elegant details, including tiles with half-round edges where the cuts on the flooring are made to harvest rainwater and convey it towards the rainwater tank, as well as trims for the steps, the edges of the “plateau” and the infinity pool made using pieces with a 45-degree cut and glued with a 90-degree overhang.
 
The porcelain stoneware tiles from the Pietra Baugè collection were chosen for their outstanding slip, stain, wear, abrasion, chemical, sea salt, frost, and thermal shock resistance, as well as their flexural strength and aesthetic qualities. The latter allows them to be harmoniously combined with other materials, such as Maltese dry stone walls, corten steel, siliceous gravel, bark mulch, Mediterranean plants, and swimming pool water.


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A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

A Restyling of an House in Malta by Casalgrande Padana

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