Michele Busiri Vici

Michele Busiri Vici came from a long family line of architects, going right back to the 1600’s.

Of Roman origin, his domain was the nearby coastline of Sabaudia, where he devised the Town Plan and the norms for the protection of the environment. He succeeded in harmonising his buildings with nature, to the extent of bringing in and enhancing the natural elements and colours found in nature.

He integrated various elements taken from other Mediterranean countries, including Tunisia Morocco, Spain and Greece and developed what is now known as the Mediterranean Architecture. He uses white-washed rounded walls, terraced arches, Arabic domes and gayly painted green or blue window shutters and pergolas, producing a joyous result and enhancing the countryside, much appreciated by the holiday-home-seekers along the coasts of Italy.

Invited by the Aga Khan to join Luigi Vietti and Jacque Couelle to form the Architectural Committee of the Costa Smeralda, Busiri Vici realised several projects, which were landmarks on the Sardinian coast: the Sa Conca apartment complex on the hill of Porto Cervo, the nearby Hotel Luci di la Muntagna and the Hotel Romazzino, culminating in his masterpiece, the church of Stella Maris.

Michele Busiri Vici was soon followed in the family tradition by his son Giancarlo Busiri Vici and together the designed many beautiful villas and the Sabba Ilde and Sas Pedras apartments on the water’s edge by the Marina.