New York | Rome | (January 10, 2021) Casa di Langa, a new sustainable luxury hotel, will open Spring 2021 in the heart of northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Milan-based design firms GaS Studio and Parisotto + Formenton Architetti (P+F) are the architecture and interior design creatives behind the contemporary property and have worked together synergistically throughout the entire process. Overlooking 40+ hectares of working vineyards and rolling hills, the 39-room boutique property combines traditional Piedmontese design with sustainable practices thoughtfully threaded throughout the guest experience.
Casa di Langa is dedicated to providing luxury through sustainability, caring for both their guests and the environment. This commitment can be seen in every aspect of the design, construction and operation of the resort. Traditional regional architecture and Piedmont’s breathtaking views which surround the property inspired the Casa di Langa design brief. With GaS Studio and P+F executing the architectural and interior design in a collaborative effort, they have created a property with refined Italian simplicity where the soft, muted colors of Casa di Langa’s natural environment are reflected in the property’s rich textiles and locally sourced materials. The design duos’ extensive experience in luxury residential, designer retail and high level hospitality projects, include luxury residences at Piazza del Carmine in Milan, the five-star Holistic Spa at Terme di Saturnia Natural Spa & Golf Resort in Tuscany, La Viarte winery in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, interior design work by P+F with Sanlorenzo yachts and several Nespresso flagships worldwide to name a few.
“The team we created, enriched by our different backgrounds and specializations - despite the various breakdown of tasks between interiors and architecture - has been our winning formula. We experienced a real collaboration based on fruitful exchange
and dialogue. Our combined efforts and partnership we believe is what
has made Casa di Langa a huge success,” shares Aldo Parisotto,
Partner at Parisotto + Formenton Architetti (P+F).
The firms have drawn inspiration from the surrounding hazelnut orchard, vegetable garden and the views of the vineyards to integrate these natural elements in their design. Local Pietra di Luserna stone was sourced from Piedmont together with 100% recyclable terra cotta and raw, earth based plasters from Lombardy-based Matteo Brioni. Elegant and refined furnishings were thoughtfully selected from Made in Italy brands including B&B Italia, Cassina, DePadova and Meridiani, while bedrooms feature dreamy mattresses by Midsummer Milano, handmade in Italy using natural and sustainable materials including cotton, wool, and silk. Each accommodation features a spacious private terrace, relaxation area and a spa-like bathroom with invigorating rain showers and refreshing Le Labo toiletries. Installed throughout the property and grounds, the Collection at Casa di Langa is an engaging selection of world-class fine art highlighting notable Italian and American artists, while Italian brand Emu was chosen for the property’s exterior decor.
“In all of our work we seek to manage meaningful designs that are responsive to clients’ needs, create memorable spaces that contribute to their communities and landscapes, and touch the land and the environment as gently and as positively as possible. Casa di Langa is evidence of these efforts and shows the excellence in design and sustainability that is at the heart of our practice and this project,” shares Andre Straja, Partner at Goring & Straja Architects
Using a sustainable approach to architecture and design, the team has carefully incorporated many important environmentally conscious elements into the project. Ingrained in every aspect of Casa di Langa is a deep respect for the natural world and its sustainable future from a commitment to carbon neutrality to the use of 100% recycled water for irrigation, geothermal heating throughout, zero single-use plastic, PV cells and solar panels, FSC certified wood and high performance windows.
About Casa di Langa:
Casa di Langa is a sustainable luxury hotel in the heart of northern Italy’s Piedmont region. This five-star property opening Spring 2021 sits on the doorstep of Le Langhe, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is home to some of the finest wines and the highest quality of white truffles in the world. Overlooking 42 hectares (over 100 acres) of working vineyards and rolling hills, the 39-room boutique hotel combines traditional Piedmontese design with sustainable practices thoughtfully threaded throughout the guest experience. At Fàula Ristorante, led by Chef Manuel Bouchard, guests can enjoy the finest expression of regional cuisine that blends an artisanal approach through a modern lens. At Sorì Cocktail Bar, guests can indulge in wines from around the world and neighboring vineyards, including rare bottles from its sister wineries; Vietti and Enrico Serafino. Cooking classes, a wine academy, truffle hunting, and art tours are among the many immersive guest experiences available at the property debuting this Spring.
About Goring & Straja Architects - GaS Studios:
GaS Studio was established in 1997 by Andre Straja and Jim Goring with offices in Milan, Rome, Lugano, Sonoma and San Francisco. Company activity ranges from architecture to interior design, providing integrated solutions to national and international clients. GaS Studio is a very diversified design office and has a proven ability to design and build hotels, wineries, multiplex theatres, office buildings, student housing, educational facilities, residential buildings, places of worship and a variety of retail typologies spanning from the renovation of shopping centres to individual stores for multinational brands. Managed in Italy by André Straja, Giacomo Sicuro and Lenka Lodo, through the years the group has developed an impressive client list. GaS Studio’s roots are firmly planted in Italy with over 23 years of experience, nevertheless, it was founded by two American trained architects (Jim Goring and Andre Straja), long time AIA members whose experience is at the base of the company's approach. The offices in California and Italy are constantly collaborating on projects either in the USA or for international clients and therefore tools and methods are by definition universal, multilingual and international. Several recently completed projects stand out for their awards and publications obtained in Italy and abroad as well as for top certifications in terms of sustainability and energy saving.
About Parisotto+Formenton Architetti (P +F):
Parisotto+Formenton Architetti is a design firm established in 1990 by Aldo Parisotto and Massimo Formenton with offices in Padua and Milan. This partnership began at the IUAV, Architecture School of Venice, where both partners graduated in Architecture and are now boasting over 30 years of international experience. They have developed a deep experience in hospitality, having designed, in Italy and abroad several bars, cafes and restaurants among which are the award-winning Nespresso Boutique-Bars in Toronto (Store Design Award). They have collaborated with Nespresso since 2009, designing boutiques worldwide, including the flagship stores in Paris Champs Elysées (2014) and Milan Piazza Liberty (2015). They designed the Holistic Spa at Terme di Saturnia Luxury resort in Tuscany, worked on the renovation of Hotel Mediterraneo in Jesolo, Venice and LaViarte Winery in Colli Orientali del Friuli renowned wine region (awarded with BigSEE Biennial of Design South East Europe Architecture Award and Tourism Award 2020). As for interiors, their core business is retail design, in partnerships with major fashion and luxury companies including Alexander McQueen, Céline, Brioni, Eleventy, Salvatore Ferragamo, A.Testoni and Valentino.
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