The layering of complex ornament, simple construction methods, and the dynamic culture of Puglia, result in a building that can be sustainably constructed and maintained, while acting as a icon of cultural exuberance. Palazzo Taranta is not only a space for La Notte Della Taranta, but it acts as a center for the musical community of Melpignano, as well as the whole region.
Through varying densities of patterned openings, the façade explores issues of ornament and scale, while addressing the intensity and amount of light and air let into the interior. The specific patterns are derived from the graphic sensibilities of traditional Puglian dress and ceramics.
Team – Matthew Messner, Evgeniya Plotnikova - AtelierME