On the hillside above Cannes, with an unbeatable view of the bay and its islands, architect Pierre Guidoni, designer Jean Rogliano and fabricator Menuiserie Bareau created a breathtaking villa, completed with a façade made of solid surface. This ambitious project once again pushed the limits of creativity and, if it were not for solid surface, both project manager and client say it would never have come to fruition. Thanks to its thermoforming capacity, its versatility and its resistance to weather and UV rays, solid surface perfected this flagship creation.
Shaped by the gentle wind and anchored against the horizon, a vessel sails toward the sea
To imbue the villa’s architecture with a soul, the aesthetic process focused on interpretations of different architectural movements. Primarily representing a convergence between the Art Deco movement’s streamline style; in which smooth forms, horizontal lines and curved surfaces are borrowed from nautical elements; and the modernist style, transposed to a soothing imaginary future.
The villa has a total size of more than 300 m2, spread out over four levels, including a rooftop terrace. Its plot measures about 1,500 m2, nestled against the verdant setting of a hillside overlooking the Bay of Cannes. The gentle and harmonious shapes of the home are reminiscent of the waves lapping at the Mediterranean shores below. In line with its specifications, its simple, modern architecture melds with the landscape, inspired by the tranquility of its location.
What material other than solid surface would be able to successfully combine modernity, technicality and flexibility? According to Jean Rogliano, solid surface acrylic stone was the natural choice for this structure: “Its esthetics, its smoothness and its quality are able to simultaneously stand out from, and merge harmoniously with, the landscape of the Croix-des-Gardes district. It allowed us to create all sorts of rounded, arched and straight shapes and to envelop the villa in a gentle style, with an unparalleled quality of execution.”