Stazzo Gallurese: a living farmhouse in Northern Sardinia
Villa Pascià: another example of villa for sale in Sardinia
Savin Couëlle: His idea of Sardinia
The Costa Smeralda in Sardinia takes its name from the emerald waters off scalloped shores encrusted with granite outcroppings. An annual summer pilgrimage for sybaritic yachtsmen who anchored here in paradisiacal seclusion, the coast was fabled for its natural beauty. But when the current Aga Khan discovered it decades ago from a boat, buildings were few and architecture next to nil. Lacking water and fertile soil, it was underpopulated, underdeveloped and—except for ancient stone lookout towers—lacked a rich architectural tradition. The issue of a landscape without a strong indigenous architecture was a sensitive, even crucial, matter for the region’s future: Too much of the Mediterranean had already been overbuilt with structures insensitive to nature.
Spaghetti Westerns – In Sardinia there is a Western village
Many Films called Spaghetti Westerns were shot in the Spanish desert region of Almería and a few around Rome, but some were filmed in and around San Salvatore di Cabras, a small Sardinia village outside of Cabras near Oristano. If you go to San Salvatore di Cabras, you'll find many house facades that look like they popped right out of a wild west set, because, well, they pretty much have. They were transformed in the 1960's during the heyday of Spaghetti Westerns into wild west towns for movies. There's even a bar in San Salvatore that a cowboy wouldn't feel uncomfortable in. Throw yer peanuts on the floor pardner!
Ruggero Mameli: rethinking the inner Sardinia
Elegance, lightness, and authenticity. Subtle blends between the old and the contemporary, between the rugged and the polished, between cultural refinement and the touches of simplicity, between the East and the West…
Enhancement of an abandoned house in a small village in Sardinia, the will of bringing it back to life, the determination to maintaining its authenticity without sacrificing comfort…
This Ruggero’s dream became true.
Read Ruggero’s history, a true Sardinian in his origins and in his heart.
This is the history of a successful restoration
Read Ruggero’s history, a true Sardinian in his origins and in his heart, now working in Abu Dhabi.
This is the history of a successful restoration.