Entrenched under the active volcano of Stromboli island, off the north coast of Sicily, the Casa Falk is a well-known architecture since 1950, when transformed into the home of the movie “Stromboli” protagonist Ingrid Bergman.
The present owner acquired it from the Swiss artist Hans Falk in 2007, and entrusted Lgb Architetti studio an entire restoration.
This is a group of white buildings includes a garden surrounded by walls, architect Luciano Giorgi maintained the typical external features of the Eolian houses, and redesigned it using Italy local materials, such as lava stone taken from the Etna area, chestnut wood found in Sicilian forests and the “statuario” marble taken from the famous Carrara caves.
The “statuario” marble match with the white walls to create a kind of a white soft interiors.
Inspiration from architect:
We have chosen to follow an approach based on the process of subtraction and simplification, emphasizing the metaphysical aspect of the buildings created by abstract volumes with sculptural openings and dazzling volumes getting a mystic white gesso look in the day light.