Laqua Countryside

VenueVico Equense, Italy
ClientCa.Pri
Year2021

Concept

The places of our childhood never really change: they are suspended in time, to remind us of who we are and where we come from.

Bringing with him all the knowledge and skills that made him a star-studded excellence of Italian cuisine, Antonino Cannavacciuolo “returns home” in Ticciano di Vico Equense, to pay homage to the land where he was raised, in a loving act of gratitude for his homeland. The LAQUA Countryside project is a quiet and warm 6-suite resort with restaurant, nestled on the hills of the Sorrento peninsula – inside the former manor house where Antonino himself spent part of his childhood.

Development

The design approach was based on the rediscovery of memory and tradition, expressed also through the materials and processes used: traditional cocciopesto, for example, or the calcareous stones found in the ground, or even the original tiles recovered from the building.

The renovation of the original architectural features of the structure is complemented by prestigious new accents, such as the burnished brass panels that enhance the interiors.

The people who lived in Antonino’s childhood home now bring to life the storytelling behind each room, with their feelings and emotions translated into physical environments through specific objects and materials.

The garden invites to both a practical and aesthetic use, interacting with the surrounding landscape: two vegetable gardens and an orchard are an expressive representation of the outdoor environment, but also yield high-quality local ingredients used by the restaurant.

CREDITS

LEAD TIME
February 2019 – July 2021

SURFACE
2600 square meters
920 square meters

ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN
lamatilde
Arch. Valentina Autiero

ART DIRECTION
lamatilde

CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION
Arch. Valentina Autiero

OUTDOOR DESIGN
lamatilde
Arch. Stefano Olivari

PHOTOGRAPHY
Serena Eller Vainicher

INSTALLATIONS AND ART
Andrea Cannavacciuolo

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
R.e.p. costruzioni

SETUP
Disè

EQUIPMENT
Berto’s

LIGHTING
Oty Light

FINISHES
Russo Marmi