Italian architect Andrea Rocchi has designed this beautiful pergola for a house located in Emilia-Romagna, Italy.

The residence is a remodel of an historic building from the 16th century.

Eco-friendly, sustainable and natural, the resort house is organized around a series of terraced vegetable gardens.

Pergola design by Andrea Rocchi:

“To evolve, in the first place, a pergola of human nature, because of its ecological characteristics, have been designed.

The presence of vegetation, the planting of well-balanced natural lighting (the pergola does it), the ideal positioning of the sun, the ideal choice of materials – these are just some of the factors that contribute to a pleasant visual peak.

Long and linear are the options, because are proportional and the proximity of the house communicates with the surrounding.

In the project we have moreover added to this list natural installations, almost all of them in the garden itself, either indoor or outdoor.

The position of the pergola and of the building itself was especially chosen for the orientation of the construction, to favour pleasant visibility to its half space, both from the outside or from the inside of the house.

It is a good idea to use the same material for both the roof and the pergola that has to be adapted to the place of installation.

Wood is also a great choice, to be combined with glass, for example. In this case the pergola and the building itself go hand in hand.

The finishing of the pergola and of the building itself is also very important and depends also on the context.

The type of finish is also variable. A metallic, “carnican” style will require special maintenance, because it is susceptible to walking on, because it is a flexible material, as it is pretty heavy. “

The vegetal pergola that surrounds the lounge has also been made out of quarters cut and painted white, as a double topped decorating trick, that gives the impression of spaciousness.

As we entered through the house we were surprised by the feeling of freedom and cosiness that the house reveals.

Quality finishings are indeed necessary, as they protect the environment and make it “breathe”.”

Photos by: Fabian Tan