a lighthouse, that has not been used for so long, stands in a topography that makes you feel like you are not in this world, at best in one of the ends of a world. a stopover to give a break, a withdraw from the hassle of our busy lives, a place that exists only in our dreams, or is it a nightmare that you are already awake.
would you like to discover?
a place to find yourself, a place to lose yourself, a place to know yourself
mostly one of the main figures of horror films or mystery books, it has been a while that the lighthouses have lost their only purpose of directing and leading sailors, due to technological advances. they were out there symbolizing one of the main instincts of humans, protect the loved ones and avoid them from losing the way back home, so this inspired a lot. an incredible physical network who are unaware of each other and living at the ends of the worlds, at the end of times, fighting against the very harsh nature since the ancient times, more lonely than a king searching for the secrets of eternal life or blue authors giving orders of life after death, the keepers of these lights may have found the meaning of life in their humble houses, probably with their self-sacrificing wives and resilient children who have no idea of what it is to be a child.
still standing alone and mostly left to ruins... with this loneliness and self-destruction at the scene, imagine a place where you can have your time to deal with yourself, exposure your feelings out at dawn or sunset with a new sense rising to the surface of your mind, while waves are composing a relaxing music and a supernatural visual show, that makes you consider your existentialist situation, you becoming as small as a hole on the rocks, listening to the wind that brings you the most beautiful song, which is not to be sang yet, which of it you can be sure, however you would not listen to the same song again, not easy to grasp,not easy to explain your senses heightened, even become concrete as rocks, if you dare, you can name them! yes you do not have to see!
how can create a new kind of hospitality experience, a very personal accommodation for the most spirited adventurers, around one of the serendipitous and always mysterious topographical borders of the world?
in this respect, the monolithic and vertical posture of the lighthouse is converted into linear, one-piece, and horizontal lines merging with the rocks, horizon, and sea. you can not see them until they are under your nose, you have to trust your instincts and should walk around before entering one of the alienated monoliths of senses, in which you will find yourself or maybe not able to recognize anymore, human beings aim for the good, however not sure if it is the issue when there is no one around in the room. the monolithic light has now fallen on the ground and become a transcendental place between nature and plasticity, self abandoning and extracting, exploring and denying, eating and sleeping, hearing and tasting, touching and smelling, seeing and not seeing... so on... as those monolithic tunnels do gently touch the ground, they also do not disturb each other's existence.
solitudo seeks a series of minimalist and raw accommodation modules, offering a break to our fast and ubiquitous lifestyles, that will take visitors to journeys deep inside their existence at the edge of this pure intact landscape of syracuse.