In the neighbouring areas of Ajaccio, capital of Corsica, an abandoned building from the 50s was turned into what today is called Casa Santa Teresa. This house, designed by Amelia Tavella Architects, presents airy and luminous interiors with breath-taking views of the sea.

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Photos by Thibaut Dini

The architect Amelia Tavella took on the challenge of renovating the house by bringing it to contemporary times without eliminating the true soul of the building. The majority of partition walls were demolished, turning the living area into an open-space with rustic elements such as a big and cozy leather sofa.

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Of course the house couldn’t be built without an ode to the Mediterranean sea itself: in fact, the whole project presents material and textures that are typical of long-established Mediterranean resorts.

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The attention to detail is simply majestic in this home which presents elements such as a desk built under an arched niche for the study, or the richly coloured cushions contrasting with the immaculate white of the walls.

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The connection with the exteriors is preserved in every aspect of the home by multiple access ways to balconies and terraces, each providing exquisite views of the Mediterranean coastline.

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This and numerous other project by Amelia Tavella Architects can be found in Corsica, ranging from private homes such as Casa Santa Teresa to more complex structures, like a school built in the southern region.

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