A Special Day
Wireframe structure and curtains on a balcony for an urban transitional space.
Transition space. Enclosed between two streets and a small Evangelical church, the balcony is neither a public nor a private space.
The canopy allows through its different levels of privacy and shadows a dialogue with the inside and the outside. With both the context and its inhabitants. With the apartment and the balcony. With the users themselves. A wireframe and a white and gray marble floor are the scenes for light gray moving curtains, like in the location of an old Italian movie.
«A Special Day» (Italian: Una giornata particolare) is a 1977 drama film directed by Ettore Scola, in which Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni) meets Antonietta (Sophia Loren) on the terrace, a real transition space on the top of Palazzo Federici, a huge social building in Rome, where she takes the washing to dry. Just the nature of the place makes it possible to reveal the feeling between the two.