Sardinian architecture is characterized by its relationship with the Mediterranean landscape and the building techniques of the traditional rural structures of the island known as “lo stazzo.” The Stazzo d’Aldia House by Altromodoarchitects takes its stone construction and aesthetic from history, adding to it a clever floor plan and vast views of its ocean and scrubland surrounds.
Located just 200 meters from the beach in Gallura, this house settles into the landscape in a familiar way. The materials used — cortex, stone, plaster, granite and cotto roof tiles pay homage to the simplicity of island tradition. The slanted roof of the house, positioned along the north-south axis, has breaks along the sides that face both east and west. Split into several units, the sections of the house offer a progressive living arrangement that allows liminal spaces to shine. Each room is open to the outside but separated from the next by the structure. In keeping with this balance with nature, positioned between the living and sleeping areas is a closed patio that you must walk through to access other parts of the house, and the living room is completed by a large glass wall with views onto the Sardinian landscape.