La 'Casa dei Melatino' a Teramo: un intervento riuscito
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The ‘Casa del Melatino’ in Teramo: a successful conservation intervention
How a complex ancient architecture can influence the project and how the method can ease the composition, instead of hindering it, in accepting and requiring a number of architectural restrictions: those are the issues of the debate concerning the conservation intervention of the Melatino’s house. It is necessary to underline the value of the monument and to project the new intervention in order to show the unity between two diff erent structures, in view of the quantity of free space in the existing building.
Or, if it is necessary, coming up with individual, punctiform pieces of architecture made in contemporary language in relation to each other. The process of conscious approach, based on knowledge, is the guide for the architect in a design process that doesn’t put on the background the existing architectures and doesn’t prejudice future solutions. Moreover, in holding new compatible functions, it shows that a ‘third way’ between pure conservation and pervasive innovation is possible, although difficult to pursue. Therefore, the high-risk bet, as Claudia Conforti described this project, can be considered won.