AQUATIO CAVE LUXURY HOTEL & SPA

AQUATIO CAVE LUXURY HOTEL & SPA

Architect
Simone Micheli
Location
Matera, Province of Matera, Italy
Project Year
2018
Category
Hotels
Jurgen Eheim

AQUATIO CAVE LUXURY HOTEL & SPA

Simone Micheli as Architects

Aquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA is developed along a ridge of Sasso Caveoso, taking a slice, from the bottom up to a total area of about 5000 square meters. The lower part with access from via B.-Buozzi host: the reception, the restaurant, the breakfast room, the meeting room, the wellness center. The entrance opens on two large open spaces that in previous times were neighborhoods. The pro-ject keep it with their previous function, it has maintained the conviviality of the place, through the relaxation area and the restoration of the meeting points. Even the interiors are affected aesthetically by this function, the chianche that we find as flooring enters as if they were a single surface, as if to indicate an ideal continuity.


The architect Simone Micheli has signed The interior design and lighting design project. The furnishings, true works of art, white, fluid, without edges, float on the floors. The white screens, reminiscent of the color of the lime with which the materanisanitized the interiors of their cave are functional elements for the distribution of spaces and the housing of plant terminals. They are constructions of new plant, project artifices, they are like respectful ghosts, they never touch the walls in tufa, they approach, they bend. The excavated surfaces and the vaults have been cleaned of lichen and efflorescence and brought back to their initial condition of color, as if the excavation of those parts had just been completed. Traces of fossil counts appear in the calcium resin, brought back to its natural color, without blea-ching, without plastering, in order to highlight its ancient marine origin. Lighting comes from below, through discrete lighting fixtures, strategically positioned to create unique scenographic effects.


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