Villa Minima #3 looks like a caterpillar on a rocky landscape in Turkey

Villa Minima, LAD, Mediterranean Sea, minimalist villa, green villa, minimalist villa, rocky turkey, turkey, caterpillar home, parallelepiped,There’s something so compelling about this minimalistic villa shanghaied on the edge of a rocky Mediterranean landscape. One of five small villas conceptualized for varying landscapes by Italian design studio LAD, Villa Minima #3 is a distorted parallelepiped structure envisioned for a private residence in Turkey.

Designed as additions to existing structures, which are likely neglected or disused, each of the five villas has a different shape that fits the topography for which they are envisioned.

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Villa Minima #3 looks like a square caterpillar climbing up the side of a mountain, but it’s actually a 3D figure formed by six distorted parallelograms, a parallelepiped that has been shifted to balance on the rocky cliff.

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Because the villa is an extension, it is kept small with no more than two bedrooms and a very simple interior. This one would be 1,615 square feet, if it were built, which is still relatively large for those of us who prioritize the smallest possible footprint.

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There’s a master bedroom on one end of the villa, and the living room is on the other end – both of them frame different views of the surrounding landscape in Antalya – right on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea – to which the house has been adapted.

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“All projects are based on the distortion of a simple geometric figure; each distortion is a device designed to correspond to a panoramic view from the interior space, framing nature and allowing for contemplation of the landscape,” writes LAD.

“This characteristic underlines the iconography of the projects: the dichotomy between nature and edifice.”

:: Designboom

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