Photo creditsMaria Teresa Furnari
The key element of the intervention has been moving the distribution space along the facade. The presence of numerous windows in sequence guarantees natural light throughout the apartment while the French herringbone patter of the oak floor provides elegance and continuity to the rooms.
In the living area, an exposed steel beam acts as a decorative element and divides the living room from the kitchen. In the bathroom, the ceramic tile covering regulates the geometries of all the elements.
The apartment, on the first floor of a ‘ringhiera’ building in the NoLo district, had lost, over the years, all its characteristic elements.
The presence of numerous openings suggests to move the distribution space along the facade: the continuity of the spaces is now favored by a bright corridor, punctuated by the succession of four windows capable of guaranteeing a uniform diffusion of light. A full-height retractable panel can interrupt the corridor and allows you to separate the bedroom when necessary.
A steel beam dating back to previous interventions is shown and exalted, becoming a decorative element of the living area and a sign of partition between the living room and kitchen. The focal point of the living area is the island covered in sage-colored three-dimensional tiles.
From the corridor, through a full-height opening, you enter an environment characterized by bold colours. The walk-in closet is hidden behind the geometric pattern of a curtain, while the bathroom is accessed from a door in the rust-colored wall. In the bathroom the ceramic tile covering of two sizes and colors regulates the geometries of all the elements created on site: a large windowed shower with bench and a sink top with full-wall mirror capable of doubling the space. The apartment sees the combination of contemporary furniture pieces with design classics, all linked by a uniform oak floor laid in a French herringbone pattern.