“Designing restaurants is a new experience in my life as an architect. I always start from the brand. I analyze the logo and the target and, through the definition of spaces, I try to interpret the client’s objectives”. This is Fabrizia Frezza’s design philosophy and it’s from here that Il Riccio, in Bodrum, a Turkish sought after tourist destination, came to life. It’s a totally new project and it comprehends a hotel, a restaurant and a SPA. “There only was a structure with its pillars and I dressed it with a Mediterranean style: light colors, arches, columns, cross vaults”, goes on the architect. And dilated spaces, starting from the hall, which converge to the outside without interruption, as a single movement. The building is, in fact, a reminder of the most authentic dimension of the daily living. “I tried to give beauty to the construction, creating a game between empty and full spaces”, Frezza reveals. The inspiration for the Riccio’s interior design comes from the Homonym restaurant in Capri, a unique setting that expresses elegance and simplicity through its furniture, its sofas and armchairs and the soft colored fabrics. The Mediterranean style stands out also in the finishings, thanks to the painted concrete and to the flooring, a stylistic quote of the white stone used for the Capri Palace. Back again, then, the thread that conducts Fabrizia Frezza’s architecture, the pleasure of sitting in the terraces and in the restaurants to enjoy the conviviality, feeling in a place as pleasant and comfortable as a home.
CLIENT: DOGUS GROUP STATUS: Complete 2015