On one of the steep mountain slopes on the northeastern shore of Lake Garda, a couple fulfilled the dream of their own luxury villa: simple, transparent and exclusive down to the last detail. The whole house – in which HI-MACS® has been used extensively – radiates light with a minimum of walls, and huge picture windows. A real living and wellness dream “in the garden of Europe” with fantastic views of picturesque villages, rugged mountains and of course the deep blue Lake Garda.
The six-meter-long, concreted and foil-lined pool blends seamlessly into the terrace floor. The overflow pool is not only a visual highlight, but is also ecologically heated and automatically cleaned.
Dreer-Graf GmbH worked on a wide variety of patterns to entice to the owners, who preferred the unusual retro-look seen here. Different radii of circles, supplemented by filling pieces, result in a random pattern fabricated in HI-MACS®, using a complex milling technology. The result: pure retro-design in which the pattern runs right up to the pool, which is also enclosed in the solid surface material over its entire surface, as are the steps leading into the pool and to the outdoor shower. A complete irrigation level has been installed underneath the terrace.
The entire outdoor area functions as a wellness area. Pool, shower and huge lounge furniture offer the perfect setting to enjoy the fantastic view to the fullest where the design line of Living Divani alternates with unique pieces made of HI-MACS®. Special focus is on the huge dining table – almost four metres long!. With its futuristic, cantilevered shape, it is a fabulous centre-piece, all made possible thanks to the ability to thermoform, and seamlessly join the high-tech material. HI-MACS® can be formed into virtually any shape, exactly what was required for this outdoor table. An electric teriyaki grill, enclosed in a round HI-MACS® cladding, forms the core of many cosy evenings in this architectural gem. A huge 3,40 x 4,40 metre seating area, also in the solid surface material, offers ample space for relaxing. Small side tables complete the picture. In the evening hours, the solid surface shimmers and shines in the light, its UV, water and weather resistance ensuring the material is perfect for this outdoor application.
Minimalism meets solid surface enthusiasm
Design: Dreer-Graf GmbH, Germany
Fabrication: Dreer-Graf GmbH, Germany
Material: HI-MACS® Alpine White
Photo credit: © Melanie Gotschke
Others: HI-MACS® supplier: Klöpfer Surfaces, Germany