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.
Pietra Ducale marble outdoor flooring with Grigio Antracite inserts.
Grigio Antracite marble indoor flooring with Pietra Ducale inserts.
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.
Brushed Grifio Antracite marble flooring and bathroom top, Bianco Thassoscomposite stone basin.
Brushed Grifio Antracite marble flooring and kitchen top.
Design: Architects Piero Laudicina and Maurizio Giammarinaro.
Location: Marsala (Trapani).
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°.
Margraf’s story (former Industria Marmi Vicentini) started in Chiampo (province of Vicenza) in 1906. Since its early start, the company devoted to accurate research work and development of new technologies, working in tight collaboration with famous international architects. Today, after more than a century, Margraf is a leading, world stakeholder in this field. Among many other pluses, Margraf owes its worldwide established reputation to its skilful extraction of marble and the ability to transform it into finished, polished slabs or tiny tiles and to provide a huge array of precious materials and excellent products for building construction and architecture (from the cladding of inner and external walls, to interior design items, to bathroom and kitchen decoration). On top of all this, Margraf ensures extensive environmental compliance investing any efforts to minimize any possible kind of environmental impact. This includes the use of cutting-edge technologies, the implementation of landscape recovery and energy saving practices, as well as the exploitation of renewable resources. Margraf is a perfect merging of past and present forming a first-class enterprise eagerly turned to the future.
Nicolò Soranzo | Gagliardi & Partners