IL TORMENTO E L’ESTASI
[…] “We are giving the world back to man, and man back to himself. Man shall no longer be vile, but noble. We shall not destroy his mind in return for an immortal soul. Without a free, vigorous and creative mind, man is but an animal, and he will die like an animal, without any shred of a soul. We return to man his arts, his literature, his sciences, his independence to think and feel as an individual, not to be bound to dogma like a slave, to rot in his chains.” […]
Castelfidardo, 3-floors build directly above the historic city walls, and one dug into the ancient walls fortress. On the top and out a 360° panoramic view of Conero seaside, down a classical sight of a middle-age hamlet: obtuse angles, small windows, steep stairs, solid doors, and crooked walls. Our goal consisted of re-organizing and refitting the functionality of the whole building. First, we re-designed the entrance with Calacatta Gold marble, and we enlarged the basement services. Then, we switched the fragmented first-floor into a large open space decorated by a natural ash boiserie, inserts in marble and brass. We recovered the fresco ceiling, and we added something new the complete the lost composition. The third-floor is for night time. Two bedrooms decorated with silk walls and painted ash boiserie to create a real renaissance atmosphere. For the bathroom, we used a free-standing sink to optimize the small space, and we designed a shower that works as a bathtub. We covered the vertical surfaces of the bathroom with 20mm thick marble. On top of the house, we designed a wood roof completed by a jacuzzi area defined by a Jardin d’Hiver. We conceived this project to satisfy the will of beauty expressed by the clients who are passionate about renaissance history and fine arts.
DATE: IN PROGRESS
LOCATION: CASTELFIDARDO (AN), IT