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- giulia costa
This apartment in Porta Venezia, is located in an early 20th-century building where the corner position has markedly influenced the internal layout. The project is based on the balance between memory and innovation, traditional finishes and industrial solutions.
The intervention is distinguished by a strong chromatic connotation: technical furnishings and vintage pieces are enveloped in all the rooms of the house by a two-tone terracotta and lichen green background, joined by a new uniform floor in black terrazzo. The living area features an elegant blue velvet sofa, a bench with woven seat, a vintage coffee table, all complemented by breaking elements with clean lines, such as the metal shelf and the office suspensions converted into appliques.
The kitchen is placed in a pentagonal space in the hinge position between the two streets. The functional area in steel and terrazzo contrasts with the canaletto walnut columns and the dining table becomes the core of this system. In the bedroom, the green of the walls also spreads over the ceiling creating a ‘reassuring’ box effect. In the centre, the upholstered bed is placed against the wall with a Vienna straw headboard.
The spaces retain their twentieth-century charm thanks to the preservation of the plaster frames and the reuse of the existing double-leaf doors, enriched with new ribbed glass and ice-colored enamel painting.