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This house is a metropolitan refuge made of light, where ancient and contemporary interact through colors, surfaces enhancement, and lighting design.”
A clash between two centuries: the union of two small apartments with very different characteristics through a difficult demolition work (plasters, floors, false ceilings, part of a floor and some portions of the partition walls), A courageous structural engineering plan has allowed by the designeri to create a unique, bright space,and has exceeded the limits of the building’s solid walls and the recent anti-seismic regulations. Theresult is a bright outdoor environment connecting all the rooms in a spacious open space.
The living room, dining room and kitchen are part of the same area: the idea is to mix these spaces to share actions and functions. This main round floor is directly connected with a bath and also with the guest room: both of these rooms are characterized by white doors with silver chrome handle.
In some part of the house the beautiful ancient brick wall is revealed in order to remind the techniques of the medieval architecture. A veil of white lime plaster allows now to perceive the geometries, the connections and the different degrees of roughness of each stone.
The kitchen consists of two blocks (stove and fridge cabinet), is all white with a top in solid surface, directly open to the dining area and easy to screen with two roller blinds. Pillars coated by mirror panels are enhanced by a multicolored stripled in order to accent the reflections.
The second floor realized on a wooden loft is illuminated by a large automated opening skylight, it hosts a smalll video room, a fitness area with bike and runner, a bookshelves set on an asymmetric stainless steel structure and two deep storage areas screened by roller blinds.
The third floor is the terrace which was designed as an outdoor livingroom: in fact, there is a barbecue area, a kitchen with gas stove and single tank sink. A part of this outdoor area can be shaded by a retractible blind on a carbon fiber and stainless steel structure. Outdoor seating collection is made of woven plastic with four cockpit chairs, cushions and table.
The switches have a touch control with led light signals on glass white plate: through the switches arecontrolled the led spotlights in the ceiling and the linear white led light inserted into the plasterboard false ceilings.
Heating and cooling are integrated into a lighting system with the latest generation of domotic system.The music is distributed throughout the house (including the terrace) through an attentive positioning of speakers and subwoofer.
This house has been planned and realized for a dynamic and intense family life without excess, multiple and sustainable, made of natural materials and finishing, easy to walk through and dimmable to any direction desire even with an i-pad touch.
DESIGN: Simone Micheli