Enoteca dai Tosi is a wine bar carved into a mountain in a quiet Italian town, Matera. The traditional element of local architecture called ‘Sassi’ – a small cave carved into a rock dating back to the Palaeolithic age – is being revived. Architects from Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu have envisioned a modern winery that will nod to the history. The modest space of Enoteca dai Tosi features tuffo stone stairs that look like a small amphitheatre.
Glass windows divide the storage and communal space that encourages social interactions. Green-colored lights reference to the original hue of Sasso’s door and wine bottles. A beautiful homage to the aesthetics and architectural functions of the past.