Una giornata particolare

Enclosed between two streets and a small evangelican church, the balcony is neither a public nor a private space, it is a transition space.
The canopy allows through its different levels of privacy and shadows a dialogue with the inside and the outside. With both the context and its inhabitants. With the apartment and the balcony. With the users themselves. A wireframe and a white and gray marble floor are the scenes for light gray moving curtains, like in the location of an old Italian movie.

‘Una giornata particolare’ (English: A Special Day) is a 1977 drama film directed
by Ettore Scola, in which Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni) meets Antonietta (Sophia Loren) on the terrace, a real transition space on the top of Palazzo Federici, a huge social building in Rome, where she takes the washing to dry. Just the nature of the place makes it possible to reveal the feeling between the two. It served as a great inspiration for the project.

Date: 2018
Location: Genoa, IT
Client: Private
Design: Valter Scelsi and Fiona Cuypers-Stanienda
Structure: Francesco Testa
Metal Work: Carrea Giovanni & C. srl (AL)
Photos: Fiona Cuypers-Stanienda


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