Until 2017, it was an old abandoned building on Casalnuovo Street in Matera; one of the many typical houses entirely built with tuff, in the area that represents the gateway to the ancient Sassi district. Casalnuovo Street is, in fact, the latest settlement in the long process of expansion of the Sassi of Matera, on the southern slope, namely the Sasso Caveoso. Overcoming the dilapidation and degradation in which the building was, today the same space takes shape as a housing proposal that clearly and precisely expresses the will of two brothers from Puglia, who have chosen to live in Matera. This is how Casa MATERiA is born.
This is the name that the two inhabitants have given to their house. Casa MATERiA, whose name wants to immediately express the identity and deep nature of a house inserted in a particular historical and urban context, arises from a precise human and cultural project, even before it is architectural. In a city like Matera, where everything is shaped by the eternal charm of a material like tuff, with which man has been in contact since the beginning of his history, it seemed essential to root the idea of ??home to the concept of matter itself. Casa MATERiA is, therefore, the space where hospitality and welcoming, the desire for encounters and widespread residency take shape and substance, become living matter, even for those who do not habitually live in the house. Casa MATERiA is the place to reside and experience all possible variations of a home and much more. Casa MATERiA affirms the value as the raw material of human life, of relationships between people, of the pleasure of being together, of the intersection between different stories that belong to the one great narrative of life. Casa MATERiA offers a wide range of experiential paths with the firm belief that beauty can still inhabit our world and that it can, every day, freely arise from the mutual willingness to welcome it, from those who arrive in a place and from those who, instead, open the door of their own home in that place.