Villa Pyrite is located on the site at the edge of the village directly adjoining and providing beautiful views of the forest and vineyards. Pre-existing derelict recreational cottages located on the plot have been demolished. Suitable placement of the villa with respect to the client´s brief and capitalizing on the views of surrounding landscape was an important consideration in the early stages of the design process. The effect of the “house in greenery” is achieved by placing the building further from the site boundaries. Villa has a simple cubical form with carved openings inspired by the crystal structure of certain minerals. Facade materials and colours were selected to blend with surrounding nature without disturbing its harmony.