Amelia Tavella, just distinguished by the first Corsican architecture award, completes on her native island the construction site of the Casa Santa Teresa, on the Sanguinaires Route in Ajaccio.
“It is a house from the 1950s that had to be rebuilt without leaving behind vestiges of the past: its soul, its spirit. I believe in the memory of the walls. Pivoting doors, alcoves, no partition prevents the view. I wanted beauty to flow, to be an invitation to the horizon, to the imagination. ” Santa Teresa “This 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” This latest achievement 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. Each time, it’s a gamble: register the building in the original space without shocking, moving or mistreating it. It is an extension, not an amputation. “
Portrait A.Tavella: M.Tessier
Casa Santa Teresa :T.Dini