Casa Puntara

when materials and elements coexist harmoniously

Casa Puntara, Ragusa

project: arch. Vincenzo Leggio

material: Rhinowood™ architectural profiles

a mix of modernity and Mediterranean architecture

Casa Puntara is a private residence in the province of Ragusa, Sicily. Its Mediterranean style is a mix of design and tradition. The house develops over three staggered above-ground floors so that each floor overlooks different landscapes.

The white stone, typical of the Hyblean area, the white plastered surfaces, the large windows, and Ravaioli’s sliding louvre systems made with Rhinowood profiles of different sections perfectly blend in with the Mediterranean nature.

a structure that interacts with the surroundings

“In this project – said Leggio – we’ve been focusing on details and materials, which we selected carefully The strength of natural materials, like stone, cement, wood, and glass, acquire a distinctive personality, primarily defined through light.

This structure is sensitive to the relation between anthropic and natural spaces. Moreover, it respects the geomorphology of the site and the surroundings.

Essential shapes configure the volumes. The interiors are simple and functional, inspired by local tradition and the cultural and social identity of this place.”