An urban residence with an austere appearance, it dialogues with its densely built-up surroundings in a rough and selective way.
Situated on a corner lot, it is on two levels organised around a central patio facing south, which brings natural light into all the main relational spaces.
It could be described as a house with two souls. Villa MM only shows its true kaleidoscopic essence once the visitor has crossed the solid sandblasted concrete curtain wall that forms its base. This opens up externally at the large telescope along the north front, giving a glimpse of the interior spaces.
It is surmounted by a monolithic volume of walnut travertine surgically sectioned with flared holes covered in burnished metal framing glimpses of the surrounding greenery.
After abandoning the harsh materials that make the outer shell sculptural, we are struck by a multitude of colours, reflections and lights that characterise the various interiors. Spaces that amaze by offering unexpected perspectives dictated by the succession of architectural devices that give form to habits and value to ritual gestures.