Private house Jesolo
JM Architecture

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Italian studio JM Architecture designed a 3-bedroom villa as part of a larger planned development in Jesolo, a town that stretches 15km with a width of 500 metres along the Adriatic coast, close to Venice in Northern Italy. Their clients, a young couple with newly born twins, were clear about two things in their brief: They wanted a very low-maintenance house, including the outdoor areas; and they wanted to eliminate the use of wood as far as possible – bar the prefabricated wood construction of the house.

So you chose ceramic tiles to create warmth, as an alternative to wood?

Wood was eliminated from the start as the clients felt it created maintenance and humidity issues. This limitation became a great advantage in the end as we chose to use Mosa's ceramic tile collection, named Core Collection Terra.

The material not only solved our functional needs, but it also offered a very original aesthetic - it was able to reflect a warm light onto the whiteness. Using Mosa presented a 360-degree solution: we could use the tiles indoors and outdoors; on walls and floors; in the pool and around the pool. There were a variety of sizes, tones and two surfaces available: smooth and rough. Both natural and artificial lighting worked with the tiles to produce a homely atmosphere – away from monotonous white and sameness. This is where we really had to think about the relationship between the materials we wanted to use and lighting.

Project details
Project: Pool villa
Architect: JM Architecture / Jacopo Mascheroni (principal), Diego Magrì (project manager)
Location: Jesolo Lido (Italy)
Surface area: 320 m²
Completion: 2013
Mosa series: Core Collection Quartz, Core Collection Terra
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