Architecture firm 5 Sólidos designed a villa near Medellín, Colombia, inspired by Japanese architecture, with Neolith sintered stone surfaces
A short distance from Medellín (Colombia), architecture and design firm 5 Sólidos designed a villa inspired by the East, surrounded by nature. Thanks to the close contact between man and the surrounding landscape, this project aims to reestablish man’s relationship with nature. This villa has vast areas for relaxation and life in the open air.
The project by architecture firm 5 Sólidos interprets the Asian tradition from a contemporary point of view
This one-story house is organized into two separate blocks with different functions. One of the two buildings hosts the bathrooms and three bedrooms; the other hosts the kitchen, the dining room and the living room. A hallway connects the two areas, one of which is private and intended for rest and relaxation, while the other is dedicated to socializing. In the hallway, a shoji panel, the typical Japanese sliding door, separates the two wings of the house.
The outdoor area is characterized by spaces dedicated to relaxation and conviviality, with a dining area next to an outdoor kitchen, a 25m long swimming pool, another relaxation area equipped with L-shaped sofa and fireplace
Revolutionary surfaces with Neolith sintered stone
Many interior and exterior surfaces of the house are clad with different collections of Neolith sintered stone. Made with a highly innovative, hygienic and resistant stone, ideal for covering any type of surface, these slabs are eco-sustainable and completely natural. Sintered stone is composed of glass minerals, granite, and natural oxides, guaranteeing a low carbon footprint.
Also the process of creating the stone is totally ecological as Neolith Digital Design relies on a completely organic method to print slabs. Hydro-NDD 2.0 printing is a water-based decoration technique that greatly reduces the emissions typical of traditional printing methods. Finally, Neolith slabs are produced by the sintering process: an innovative technique capable of reproducing the natural stone formation process in just a few hours. A process that in nature would take thousands of years to complete.