Amba Alagi… 2008 - 2009

An engineering feat: a suspended and cantilevered oval spiral staircase to the loft apt.

An engineering feat: a suspended and cantilevered oval spiral staircase to the loft apt.

Steam to the roll the mahogany banister, alabaster tiles for the staircase…

Steam to the roll the mahogany banister, alabaster tiles for the staircase…

and above the staircase a glass cupola… the building was originally destined to be a Five-star hotel for the trans-Atlantic ship’s terminal across the street. Designed by a famous Italian architect, Robaldo Morozzo della Rocca, noted for his use and combo’s of local materials and to define simple spaces…

and above the staircase a glass cupola… the building was originally destined to be a Five-star hotel for the trans-Atlantic ship’s terminal across the street. Designed by a famous Italian architect, Robaldo Morozzo della Rocca, noted for his use and combo’s of local materials and to define simple spaces…