homify 360º: An Italian vacation house with Dutch tiles

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In Jesolo, a town near the famous Italian water city of Venice, is a villa designed by JM Architecture. This home, which is almost completely covered with white tile, has some very special features that we want to share with you today. Not the least of these is the use of the tile, which was done by a Dutch expert in the field of tiles and ceramics from Maastricht: Mosa ceramics. Below, we explore some of the beautiful images of this lovely Italian villa vacation house.

The plan

 Walls & flooring by Mosa

The owners of this luxury Mediterranean house gave the designers a few tasks. The house had to have an outdoor area and wood had to be avoided as much as possible after the construction of the house. The house had to be as comprehensive as possible, but also, with three bedrooms and a large garden, fit within the relatively small 550m². The architect Jacopo Mascheroni, despite the almost seemingly impossible contradictions in this assignment, managed to create a spacious, open atmosphere throughout the house and large garden with swimming pool. The secret: the Quartz collection by Mosa ceramic.

Mosa

 Walls & flooring by Mosa

JM Architecture opted for use of Dutch-manufactured Mosa tiles in a very early stage, and decided to make them the star of this villa design. Mosa, with over 130 years of experience, is a tile manufacturer based in Maastricht that has gained not only almost a century of expertise and knowledge, but has also applied its ever innovative tile designs to walls, floors and terraces and grown the company into an indefatigable presence in thirty countries on four continents.

A second skin

 Walls & flooring by Mosa

The high-level of quality and aesthetic design of the Mosa tile led JM to, as it were, provide a second skin of ceramics in and around the home. The walls, floors and patio are all completely covered by Mosa tiles, creating a design that is very open and easy to maintain, but also surprisingly warm and stylish. The aim was to make the home as spacious and open as possible by creating a whole, uninterrupted look for both inside and out. The light colours and the structure of the material helped the project succeed successfully.

Blending the inner and outer

 Walls & flooring by Mosa

The home is a single, dynamic space, thanks to the continuous tiling everywhere, which, in its material, shape and colour, blends the inner and outer worlds together and forms a pleasant and light whole. Here we see how the living room and terrace are joined by the smooth tile surface. The use of white and cream for the other surfaces of the room ensures optimal reflection of the Mediterranean sun, and creates coolness and airiness throughout the villa.

Tiles and design

 Walls & flooring by Mosa

In this image of the dining area, located in the same room as above, we see how the architect has chosen simple, modern and, above all, light furniture. This not only enhances the light and simple design of the villa, but also leaves the decorative work to the ceramic floors and walls. The colour and texture of the floor supplies a warm character to the room and, at the same time, provides a wonderful base against which to exhibit the modern furniture.

Thinking of the future

 Walls & flooring by Mosa

In this villa, where quality and aesthetics are both high, Mosa shows how its tile can contribute to architecture and design worldwide. Not only today but also tomorrow: Mosa is a strong advocate for the Cradle-to-Cradle principle, which is a known sustainability movement in design and architecture. Cradle-to-Cradle design means considering the environmental impact of the product, from the origin of the individual materials to the processing of the product as waste, and everything in between. This creates a durable product with the lowest possible environmental impact at every step in its life cycle.

For more pictures and information about the beautiful project, centred around Mosa ceramic, you can read on about the Jesolo Lido Pool Villa.

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