Progetto esterno dello yacht Fuoriserie Kanga 40
At the beginning of 2017, Cantieri Navali Cerri contacted me on behalf of the New York firm “Architecture at Large”, founded by the architect Rafael de Càrdenas. The architect Sabrina Iorio was in charge of this particular project. As mentioned above, it was a very unique request, because I was tasked with the realization of some Tadelakt bathrooms on board of a luxury yacht; in particular, 4 out of 12 bathrooms within the ship. As I noticed during my first site inspection, the total amount of surfaces I had to work on was approximately 50 square meters.
This project’s particularity wasn’t in its shape or dimension, but in its position. Working in a yacht bathroom is very uncommon, and such an unusual work can hide big issues for a material as delicate as Tadelakt is.
In general, the operating conditions are crucial to succeed in this kind of work. You have to make sure you’ll be able to work with the right humidity level and enough space, since it will be necessary to operate on the floor and ceiling.
Once evaluated the general conditions, it is necessary to identify which movable components can hide risks for the realization of a perfect Tadelakt that will last in time. This is a fundamental issue in such works, where the customer expects high quality and an extreme care for the details.
We started on march 2017 and carried out the work during the building process of this massive ship, a 40,80 meters Fuoriserie Kanga by Baglietto, placed inside the shipyard Cantieri Navali Cerri, a very important company that operates since 1997, located in La Spezia (Italy). Let’s see the different phases that led to those luxury Tadelakt bathrooms.