Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Villa Dubini, Lago Maggiore, Italy, 1957

Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Villa Dubini, Lago Maggiore, Italy, 1957

Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Villa Dubini, Lago Maggiore, Italy, 1957. (view on google maps)

Luigi Caccia Dominioni (Milano, 1913) is an italian architect, urbanist and designer. He started his studies of Architecture at Politecnico di Milano in 1931, and he graduated in 1936. He worked together with other important architects and designers like the brothers Castiglioni and Ignazio Gardella. He has worked especially in Milan and its surroundings.

Luigi Caccia Dominioni designed the Villa Dubini in 1957. It is located beside the Lombardy shore of the Lago Maggiore, in the north of Italy.

The villa faces the lake and the wonderful view of the Sempione mountain chain located on the other side of the lake. The design of the villa is adjusted by its surroundings, having two well differentiated elevations. One facing the street has almost no windows on it, while the one facing the lake has a lot of them. There is always a really interesting treatment of the general enclosure of the house. Instead of corners the design makes use of vaults and smoothly joint surfaces.

The interior distribution is completely irregular, what makes the rooms really original and different from each other. There is also something interesting about the interstitial spaces between two main rooms. They are not treated like a simple corridor or distributor room, but also not like proper rooms. This medium size rooms act like a storage or study spot.

 

 

Reviewed March 2017 by:

Sofiane Décombas-Deschamps

Darija Malesevic

Valentijn Veragten

Lode Borghs