FRANCESCO LIBRIZZI STUDIO
Photos courtesy of Alberto Moncada
“G House” is a project of renovation of a house in the old town of Cefalù, on the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily. The house is a fusion of different units within the nucleus that formed the ancient fishing village overlooking the sea.
A major renovation was followed by a significant reinterpretation of space.
Old materials were processed with the help of local craftsmen to create a lively dialogue between tradition and modernity. The floors, for example, combine traditional and new design patterns in a continuous graphic flow that runs through all the rooms.
The rooftop terrace, open to a wonderful view of the sea, has certainly influenced the expectations of the client and the vocation of the space itself.
The distribution of the rooms on several levels, helped to identify a main path passing through the house with a unique stairway.
Divided on multiple stations at different altitudes, the staircase is the path to reach the view of the sea, while creating points of introspection on the interior spaces.
The frame is constituted by squared profiles in steel 14mm, which collaborate structurally with steps and risers made of self-supporting blocks of solid oak.
The floors are made of cement tiles hexagonal 20 cm and handmade traditional glazed ceramic tiles.