The brief involved turning a quaint compact townhouse into boutique rental units. We set ourselves the following fundamentals: maintaining the inherent character of the property and providing a raw luxury worthy of the “boutique” stamp. The idea was for the house to have a sense of place which is instantly communicated to any person that interacts with the space, both internally or externally. Being located in the heart of Żebbuġ, it was important for us that anyone who visits gets a feel for being part of a village community.
The context for the interior was characterized by the existing old fabric of the house. Elements like natural stone walls and ceilings, timber beams and traditional timber apertures were all retained. This played a huge part in the language developed for this project. The end result was achieved by complimenting the original fabric using natural timbers and marbles, highlighted with injections of natural light.