A large apartment lived for 25 years without ever undergoing any modification had to be reconfigured in order to be adapted to the new needs of the clients. The circumstance provided the opportunity to review the spaces by imagining a new separation between the living area and the sleeping area and the creation of a solid volume that breaks into the living area and becomes its new focus.
The project is based on a refined work on the surfaces, from fluted glass of the doors that refracts the light in the living area, to the natural oak wood of the doors, to the boiserie in the living area crafted with a precious lath processing made on black-stained ash.
A continuous gray terrazzo surface extends across all the spaces of the apartment, giving unity. In the bathrooms and in the kitchen, the smooth and uniform surface of the terrazzo contrasts with the charm of the manual and imperfect workmanship of the decorated cement tiles and hand-glazed tiles.