P8 villa in Marsala (TP)
A modern take on Margraf marble
In Marsala in the Province of Trapani, architects Piero Laudicina and Maurizio Giammarinaro have magnificently showcased the unparalleled properties of Margraf marble by making it one of the key interior and exterior materials in the new P8 villa. This divine spot basks in the warm Sicilian sunshine and the light reflects on the white, bush-hammered Pietra Ducale marble flooring inside, which is juxtaposed with the outstanding, unique elegance of brushed Grigio Antracite flooring. The project revolves around links and contrasts between the interior and the exterior, lights and shadows. Marble performs the architectural function of underlining the perfect harmony between the spaces with playful intertwining effects. The shades of dark grey from inside extend seemingly randomly towards the lighter hues of the outdoor flooring and vice versa.
Marble takes centre stage in the sophisticated design, which strives to bring out the very best of the entire villa through exceptional attention to detail. The tailored workmanship in the bathrooms makes this plain to see, with features such as the tops, basins and shower trays that are flush with the floor, as does the kitchen, where the vein-matched wall cladding and top are flawlessly fused with the flooring.
- Location: Marsala (Trapani)
- Client: private
- Design: Architects Piero Laudicina and Maurizio Giammarinaro
Total amount of marble used: approximately 300 m2
- Outdoor flooring: 140 m², bush-hammered Pietra Ducale marble with brushed Grigio Antracite marble inserts, free-length versions with double widths (15 and 30 cm).
- Indoor flooring: 100 m², brushed Grigio Antracite marble with brushed and bush-hammered Pietra Ducale marble inserts, free-length versions with double widths (15 and 30 cm).
- Bathroom top: brushed Grigio Antracite marble, with Bianco Thassos composite stone marble box basin, formed by pieces that were cut and glued at 45°.
- Kitchen top: brushed Grigio Antracite marble, with vein-matched side joined at 45°.