The project site is located in an agricultural context protected by landscape constraint in the North of Olbia, halfway up Cugnana's Mount and overlooking the homonymous gulf.
In this parcel of land two Stazzu, typical Sardinian barns, were built in different periods: the first one was preserving some interesting traits of the vernacular architecture of the place, while the other one was a simple recent construction of anonymous nature. Both were in a state of severe neglect.
The renovation transformed them into two country houses with swimming pool.
The combination of tourist accommodation with restoration of some traditional agricultural practices (nowaday completely disappeared on this portion of land) generates a mixed program that can be considered crucial for the project.
The intent is to create an example in contrast to the ever-expanding abandonment of the Italian countryside which affects many regions, including Sardinia. The replanting of olive groves, the recovery of rainwater for irrigation purposes, the predisposition of low-impact photovoltaic systems, are just some of the choices made for this purpose.
New porches open towards the sea and interiors distribution is thought to make these open spaces become an integral part of the houses during summer months.
Particular attention is paid to the uniqueness of the place, trying to preserve the geological formations typical of the context. The same local stone is used for facade cladding and retaining walls.