A house and a gallery for Cy Twombly’s Mediterranean works
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The project is conceived as a meeting of domestic and gallery space, owned by the Cy Twombly Foundation in Gaeta, Italy. The articulation of the two entities is an idea deeply rooted in Twombly’s domestic spaces, where the dwelling and the artwork meet, everyday causing a certain spatial ambiguity, that of the coexistence of two scales within one space. A sequence of interdependent rooms in relative scale the one to other is organized around a secluded garden. By varying measures of architectural scale – width, depth, height, pitch the rooms are brought into relationship first with each other, and then with the elements of architecture itself and the surrounding landscape that adjoins them. A cliff by the Mediterranean Sea- Cy Twombly’s constant inspiration, is the site proposed for creating intimate spaces which enclose distant views of the endlessness of the sea, the sublime mountain and Cy Twombly’s Mediterranean universe.