Located in the Testaccio district of Rome, the renovation of this apartment by MGK Architects follows the nature of the original building, recovering flavours of the past and reinterpreting them in a contemporary way that includes sharp contrasts generated through a play of light, colour and material.
The intervention began with the restoration of the apartment’s original vaults, along with the restoration of the frames of the fixtures and the recovery of the original painting in the dining room. The original load-bearing masonry is treated in a neutral, silent way that welcomes natural light and colour coming from neighbouring environments.
Interior spaces are differentiated through a range of different warm and cold tones: green for the guest bathroom, light beige for the modern kitchen, crimson red for the living room and light blue for the master bedroom suite.
Light filters into all the rooms thanks to the high iron and glass doors that further enhance the space and the contrast with the other materials. The use of contrasting materials and colours is applied also to the horizontal surfaces - parquet, resin and grit - and to the furniture - ranging from designed volumes to vintage furniture, from antiques to contemporary design objects. The result is an eclectic and welcoming atmosphere.