first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934131/santa-teresa-house-amelia-tavella-architectes Clipboard City:AjaccioCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Thibaut DiniRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsText description provided by the architects. Amelia Tavella, just distinguished by the first Corsican Architecture Awards (for her School A Strega), completes the construction of the Casa Santa Teresa on her native island, on the Route des Sanguinaires in Ajaccio. There would be the primitive memory of a house by the sea, memory of the days blushed by the sun, slow or dancing evenings, clear dawn which opens their arms to the one who finally dozes off – beauty is a celebration. Interior and exterior are never untied, but balanced according to the strength or the softness of the light passed through the sieve of the striped shutters, pivoting doors which invite or protect in the vast living room with secret alcoves leading to the upper rooms, while the plants and flowers escort the swim. The white building surrounded by sky is built overhanging the Mediterranean which unfolds a few meters away and which can be reached barefoot on the hot slab: the offering and the promise. “It is a house from the 1950s that had to be rebuilt without leaving behind vestiges of the past: its soul, its spirit.Save this picture!© Thibaut DiniSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Thibaut DiniI believe in the memory of walls, in the way it leaves its mark on a space. This is the story of the fun you had to find here. Pleasure of baths, invasive nature, close proximity to the beach, rocks, the Mediterranean Sea. The house is as if extracted from the city, which is fading in favor of beauty, of silence. Pivoting doors, alcoves, no partition prevents the view. I wanted beauty to flow, to be an invitation to the horizon, to the imagination. The railings are made of rope, the striped shutters inspired by the shutters and the frame doors let the light circulate while filtering it when it is intense. The different levels, inside the large living room, its fireplace and the upper rooms connected by a wooden staircase, outside the slab path which descends, are all steps to access the beach which is an offering , a trophy, just behind the Sanguinaires road. The smooth white facade never hits the sky, the plants, the flowers remain the guardians of the swimming pool and its terrace. It is the quintessential vacation home, the one that haunts my memory of happy childhood evenings, when the night embraces the day and beauty is a celebration. “Save this picture!© Thibaut DiniSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Thibaut DiniSave this picture!© Thibaut DiniVilla Santa Teresa expresses the architectural gesture of Amelia Tavella : ” When I build, I don’t defeat. There is no betrayal. I proceed by inclusion. Nature invades my projects. She is neither an obstacle nor a hindrance, she is my host whom I celebrate. I adapt to the trees, to the light, to the relief. It’s my way of balancing a modern gesture, architecture, with the tradition of a cliff, a ravine. There is something ancestral with nature. I am moved by it, often. I have so much passion for creating, inventing from an already written history. Each time, it’s a gamble : inscribe the building in the original space without shocking anything, moving or mistreating it. It’s an extension, not an amputation ”Save this picture!© Thibaut DiniProject gallerySee allShow lessBRM House / Biselli Katchborian ArquitetosSelected ProjectsOpen Call: WARMING CompetitionIdeas Share Santa Teresa House / Amelia Tavella Architectes Lead Architect: Save this picture!© Thibaut Dini+ 50Curated by Paula Pintos Share Santa Teresa House / Amelia Tavella ArchitectesSave this projectSaveSanta Teresa House / Amelia Tavella Architectes Year:  Manufacturers: JUNG, Terreal, DESIGN PARQUET, Marius Aurenti, Nemetschek, Saint-Gobain Architects: Amelia Tavella Architectes Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Ajaccio, France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/934131/santa-teresa-house-amelia-tavella-architectes Clipboard Projects Amelia Tavella 2020 Photographs:  Thibaut Dini Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeAmelia Tavella ArchitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookAjaccioFrancePublished on February 21, 2020Cite: “Santa Teresa House / Amelia Tavella Architectes” 21 Feb 2020. 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