All’Arco is a minimal 19th-century apartment located in the heart of Milan. The main goal was the creation of an apartment in which a contemporary approach could fit within the unique soul of the original space. The internal distribution has undergone some changes to meet the needs of the new tenants, a couple with two children, who often love to host friends and family at home.
The dining room and the living room, initially divided by an internal wall, have been united, creating a single vast space, defined by calm green light color.
The prominent feature of the apartment is its long hallway, a large distribution space that connects the living and sleeping areas, creating fascinating perspectives throughout the space. Here, the original and diverse floors have been removed and replaced with a continuous surface of contemporary cement tiles, which, referring to the traditional Milanese ones, give a touch of contemporaneity. The main bathroom has undergone the most important renovation, combining travertine details with Moroccan design tiles, which juxtapose the flooring of the corridor.
The existing most defining design elements, such as wooden doors and their decorative details, classic stucco ceilings, and elegant wooden floors, have been maintained, offering a counterpart to the contemporary materials, finishes, and colors of the project.
Material Used :
1. Main flooring: Oak natural wood, herringbone laying
2. Secondary flooring: Mosaic del Sur, hexagonal tiles
3. Wall colors: Farrow & Ball, Teresa’s Green and Skylight
4. Bespoken furniture: Fratelli Nespoli
5. Radiators: Castrads, model Grace
6. Doors: Rasomuro, Rasoparete retractable doors
7. Bathroom 1 flooring: Mosaic del Sur, hexagonal tiles
8. Bathroom 1 tiling: Mosaic del Sur, Zellige
9. Bathroom 2 flooring: Biagetti Marmi, marble Travertino
10. Bathroom 2 tiling: Tiles in Travertino marble
11. Taps and fittings: Quadro Design, Source, Stailess steel
12. Bathroom fixture: Globo, Forty3