By Ro­sa­ria Zuc­co­ni — pho­tos by Ka­sia Ga­t­ko­w­ska

Beyond history — p. 156

ELLE Decor (Italy) - - News -

A con­tem­po­ra­ry de­si­gn in an an­cient vil­la. Open spa­ces, in se­quen­ce li­ke fra­mes of a film about Na­ples and its great beau­ty 1897. Oscar Wil­de, a gue­st at Vil­la del Giu­di­ce in Po­sil­li­po, looks out over the bay and brea­thes in all the ener­gy of a spe­cial pla­ce. It is he­re that he com­ple­tes the ver­ses of the Bal­lad of Rea­ding Gaol and ta­kes Ita­lian les­sons. 2016. The view is al­ways ma­gi­cal, but eve­ry­thing has chan­ged. An­ge­la Alo­schi, a young Nea­po­li­tan law­yer, was born in this vil­la and now li­ves on the ground floor. “I’m ve­ry at­ta­ched to this hou­se. From the be­gin­ning of the re­no­va­tions, I felt the need to free the spa­ce from any hea­vi­ness”. Ar­chi­tect Giu­lia­no dell’Uva ex­plains: “Wi­th the Ze­ta Stu­dio team, I tried to re­di­sco­ver the true na­tu­re of the hou­se, up­set in the 1970s. The old vaul­ts hid­den by fal­se cei­lings and ni­ne­teen­th cen­tu­ry Nea­po­li­tan ma­jo­li­ca bu­ried un­der con­cre­te floors ma­de a reap­pea­ran­ce. On­ce it had fi­nal­ly been freed up, the spa­ce took on a con­tem­po­ra­ry ed­ge”. In the open spa­ce, the new per­spec­ti­ves are mar­ked by lac­que­red iron bo­xes, the doors are in­vi­si­ble thin screens that mo­ve to dar­ken the rooms. To­day in Na­ples, in­te­rior ar­chi­tec­tu­re speaks a con­tem­po­ra­ry lan­gua­ge.

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