Casa Ellul 2014

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Conceived as a balance between old & new, Casa Ellul’s renovation was entrusted to Chris Briffa Architects in 2011 and after a tiresome planning application process & complex renovation works, the luxury guesthouse welcomed its first guests during Malta Design Week 2014.

The experience of lodging in a classic Victorian period house on the lower floors in contrast with the contemporary spaces on the rooftop was the prevailing design concept: from the hotel’s layout, to its complex services infrastructure, to the interior detailing and furnishing. Each suite is altogether different from the other, with a particular attention to the bathrooms –a signature element in Briffa’s projects.

Whilst retaining most of the original fabric and keeping alterations in to a minimum, the rooftop extension is encased in a louvered ‘hat’ – inspired from traditional persjani – wrapping around the top suites, whilst also providing a screen for outdoor services.

The project was awarded the 2015 Din l-Art Helwa ‘Prix d’Honneur’ for best entry in the rehabilitation & re-use category, deemed to be “executed with incredible flair and sensitivity to the house’s past”, according to the judges.

 

 

 

 

CASA ELLUL 2014

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Conceived as a balance between old & new, Casa Ellul’s renovation was entrusted to Chris Briffa Architects in 2011 and after a tiresome planning application process & complex renovation works, the luxury guesthouse welcomed its first guests during Malta Design Week 2014.

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The experience of lodging in a classic Victorian period house on the lower floors in contrast with the contemporary spaces on the rooftop was the prevailing design concept: from the hotel’s layout, to its complex services infrastructure, to the interior detailing and furnishing. Each suite is altogether different from the other, with a particular attention to the bathrooms –a signature element in Briffa’s projects.

Whilst retaining most of the original fabric and keeping alterations in to a minimum, the rooftop extension is encased in a louvered ‘hat’ – inspired from traditional persjani – wrapping around the top suites, whilst also providing a screen for outdoor services.

The project was awarded the 2015 Din l-Art Helwa ‘Prix d’Honneur’ for best entry in the rehabilitation & re-use category, deemed to be “executed with incredible flair and sensitivity to the house’s past”, according to the judges.

CASA ELLUL INFO

PROJECT TEAM

Chris Briffa, Marcia Calleja Haber, Dana Fayman, Ivan Muscat, John Muscat, Jonathan Farrugia.