Winter Garden

Winter Garden, Limonaie and Pergolas by Nicola Cuppari

The Cuppari pergola is the protagonist of the redevelopment of the solar pavement, which from a totally unused surface becomes a panoramic roof garden.
Panoramic terraces offering magnificent places in the sun, designer shelters with three thousand-meter panoramas for a peaceful bath, silence and a complete immersion in nature, a spa overlooking the snowy peaks with treatments inspired by nature. There is an ever-increasing attention from mountain resorts to design and the environment.


The result is a real Hanging Garden.

With its customized and customized lines, Cuppari integrates discretely into the context, enhancing the surrounding space. In fact, it has been conceived to meet the needs of architects and designers, who are increasingly oriented towards a project that prefers formal, artistic and stylized rigor.


Imagine starting your day in a real corner of paradise, bathed in sunlight and surrounded by beautiful and lush plants. It is not a film scenario, we are talking about the winter garden, a greenhouse that can give a refined style to your home.

Having a lush garden all year is possible: the winter garden will give light and beauty to your home, giving you a space for you to relax. Are you thinking of expanding your home and creating this particular area? We will tell you in detail the steps to follow and the benefits that can be drawn from a winter garden.

This is not a titanic enterprise: creating a winter garden requires professional advice, but over time it will guarantee an interesting energy saving.

By creating a winter garden you will have the opportunity to amplify the living area by taking the space: this particular glass structure will allow you to fully enjoy the feeling of well-being given by the mix of nature and sunlight; the ideal option to live outdoor spaces even more in winter.

Pure aesthetic choice? Winter gardens are not just an aesthetic “whim”, but an intelligent choice to live more in contact with nature and guarantee energy savings thanks to the warmth and light that this structure guarantees.

Treat yourself to the beauty of a winter garden even if you live in the city; in fact, it is possible to realize this extension of the house whether you have a garden or a terrace. In the second case it will be “transformed” into a winter garden thanks to the construction of the typical iron and glass structure.

The winter garden, a mix of elegance and energy saving

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The winter garden allows you to recreate an evocative and personal space where you can enjoy the beauty of the landscape at any time of the year, staying away from the cold and bad weather.

It is an idea that has its roots in distant Roman history, a period in which the first construction of environments is established in which plants can be grown in a controlled and protected manner.

in the gardens of the rich lords stood the winter gardens, greenhouses where one could cultivate citrus fruits of all kinds in a protected climate. In Italy, due to their destination reserved for oranges and the like, it takes the name of “limonaia”, whose structures were however very simple.

Made in Art Nouveau style and the winter gardens “dress” with richly decorated metals and stained glass windows with splendid colored reflections.

Cold, warm and warm winter garden: types and uses

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There are different types and destinations for use in the winter garden. First of all it is necessary to talk about the cold winter garden: it is a structure reserved mainly for the care and conservation of plants, has a stable temperature of 10-12 ° and is therefore intended for the care of plants that usually grow in cold climates.

Even in the case of the structure that has a temperature of up to 19 degrees we speak more of a green space than a living space: the “warm” winter garden will therefore be used for the cultivation of some species of plants.

The habitable winter garden is defined as “hot”, a space in which the thermal comfort is such that it can be used both as a green area in which to dedicate itself to the care of small plants, as a living area and a real extension of the home.

The architectural possibilities offered by the winter garden are numerous: from the “traditional” use reserved to the care of plants to fully furnishing and transformable space, for example in a relaxation room or hobby room. The undoubted beauty that only the large windows can offer, leads the architects to identify the winter gardens as a solution to be adopted in view of expansions for public places, hotels and restaurants.

Once the feasibility analysis has been carried out, you can proceed with the construction of your winter garden, respecting the legislation on the extension of living space


How to design the winter garden

The structure of the winter garden consists of glass and metal elements that create a structure capable of withstanding the elements, guaranteeing heat and lighting and offering a valid and unique architectural solution to extend the home.