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27 June 2022

Acquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA is an architectural recovery project in Matera, Italy. The lighting fixtures comes from Satus

 

Acquatio Cave Luxury Hotel & SPA is an architectural recovery project of a portion of Sasso Caveoso district in Matera, Italy, for a total area of ​​approximately 5000 sqm. It’s a unique place in this timeless space. It gathers and welcomes in itself a slice of urban landscape and inside it is possible to grasp all the themes and architectural stratifications that have made the city a World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture for 2019. It is a “negative architecture”, caves dug by the hand of man, created inside the malleable calcarenite, erroneously called “Tuff” which, thanks to its workability, has hallowed to obtain primitive houses, made of fluid space. The general and executive project of the architectural and distributive recovery of the village, works direction and project developer is made by Arch. Cosimo Dell’Acqua, Interior design, lighting design and project developer Arch. Simone Micheli.

The lighting fixtures comes from Satus, Bernate Ticino (MI), “Creating emotions” is the concept that animated the entire design process. For the lighting it was decided to use small architectural products, which would hide in the architectural structure. The warm light blends perfectly with the soft colors of the plaster-free walls, which show their true essence. The light comes from the floor, through punctual lighting fixtures, extremely performing, strategically positioned to create incredible theatrical effects.

Light has the task of enhancing the places. This is how light emphasize the place, without ever being invasive. The same guideline is used for all areas of the hotel. In the SPA, RGB LEDs allow to create suggestive settings while outside the light, coming from the ground, highlights the external walls and arches.

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