Love this hotel on the sea front at Rapello (Northern Italian resort just along the coast from Genova). Quite a lot of the buildings in the town have similar ceramic panels (which I think are great) but this building stands out for its amazing balconies. From its website I gather the following: “in 1931, Mr. Luigi Pola,… passionate hotelier and restaurateur,… fell in love with Rapallo and bought the guest-house Lido” right on the sea front. He had one go at rebuilding before the war, and then, “ in 1957 finally, Mr. Pola, supported by the valuable assistance of his wife Lotte Steinel, decided that the old Guest House Lido, was to become a cutting edge structure for the time. The result was a kind of extreme-design three-storey tower, different from all the buildings of the period for the very innovative forms and materials.”
I wish I knew more about the architect, and who made the panels too.