DWELL: Italian Ghost Towns Are Turning Abandoned Buildings Into Alluring Airbnbs

DWELL: Italian Ghost Towns Are Turning Abandoned Buildings Into Alluring Airbnbs

thursday 06 august 2020 | News&Press, Press review
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In a bid to revive rural communities, the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Airbnb are creating dreamy getaways out of historic buildings. Dwell, an online platform for architects, designers and enthusiasts, writes about Airbnb's project to relaunch some historic Italian villages.

F/ART participated as light partner in Airbnb initiative in 2019, creating the neon artwork (Oversea east-west) for the artist Lorenzo Vitturi and exhibited at Casa Cuoco in Civitacampomarano (Molise-Italy). The details of the collaboration with Airbnb can be found in the /ART section of our site.

 

Casa Cuoco in Civitacampomarano, Molise
The latest addition, a renovated palazzo in Molise (the region that made headlines for paying people $770 a month to move there), opened pre-COVID-19 and is now ready for its first guests.
 
EligoStudio, a young architecture firm from Milan founded by Alberto Nespoli and Domenico Rocca, transformed the rooms into monochrome spaces, using soft colors such as light blue and powder pink. "We wanted the design to be surprising," says Federica Sala, curator of the project. "We figured our guests would expect a rustic-chic interior. By opting for modern furniture and just one color for the walls and ceilings instead, we created an immersive experience."
 
Here you can find the original article by Dwell.