PORTER, SPRING 2015
Matteo Thun has designed an extraordinary house on the island of Capri, representing the perfect symbiosis between nature and architecture
When Matteo Thun decided to remodel an old farm house on Capri, he was inspired by the philosopher Martin Heidegger’s credo: living as pure and simple as possible. Unlike the majority of lurid neo-Caprese villas, the Casa Gesomino is nearly indiscernible; it practically melts into its surroundings, mirroring the clandestine nature of the old, whitewashed farm houses so typical for Capri.
Architecture and vegetation work in tandem to create something truly unique. And so, ultimately, it was the gentle governance of the plants, which turned a converted farmhouse built with only a whisper of wood into a typical Matteo Thun design.