Materials we like to use outdoor

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


Since 2005 we have been working and posting on this project. Once it was completed, our clients announced they were not interested in publishing on magazines and expressed big concern about their privacy. The gardens we designed and the farmhouse (refurbished by Vudafieri Saverino Partners) host numerous artworks from the collection of the owners, so we were asked to maintain our absolute discretion.
We understood and even learned to appreciate this attitude… In the end it dismissed us from those usual efforts to document and photograph properly our work.
Later we realized that a project – to a certain extent – always belongs to the designer and decided that, as long as we wouldn’t have crossed ‘that boundary’, we could still be free to disclose our work. So we made an attempt…

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How to ‘build’…

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

We have always been fascinated by the way ivy is capable of climbing on tree trunks until they are completely wrapped up and by the way these deadly hugs transform trees into curious, dark and grottesque figures. Some years ago we started to work on a project for a private terrain in the North of Italy – published on this blog as Garden between apple trees – and one day, while we were driving home from a site visit, we bumped into one of these figures. We decided that ‘Green Monsters’ was a proper name for the phenomenon, and we fantasized of having some of them in the gardens we were about to design. But since we hate to kill trees, we started to think of a way to… ‘build’ them.

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Gardens between apple trees – 3

Saturday, February 9th, 2008


After a long trip from Bangalore, India to the North-East of Italy, the Lace Fence Pergola has reached its final destination! Designed by Joep Verhoeven from Demakersvan, is the very first lace fence that is 100% made in India. Few days ago the structure has been delivered and installed on the site it has been conceived for. The Pergola is now part of a 7.500 sqm terrain that studiometrico is transforming step by step into a very special landscape with many features to discover… See more pictures of the mountage of the Pergola here.

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Gardens between apple trees – 2

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

In April 2005 we published a post about a series of gardens that studiometrico has designed in the North East of Italy for a private client. The project is dealing with the organisation of the outdoor spaces surrounding a rural house from the 15th century that has been renovated by vudafieri-partners, a Milan based architectural firm with a long time collaboration with studiometrico. The gardens are going to be completed in Spring 2008 and will feature a number of art installations that are part of the private collection of the owner. Since we have been as busy as silent with this project, we post here some recent pictures of the site works.


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Gardens between apple trees

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

studiometrico is currently developing the project of a 7.500 sqm private terrain in northern italy