Casa del Musicista

Casa del Musicista

Architect
Margine
Location
Appio Latino, Rome, Italy | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Lorenzo Zandri
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
WashbasinsAntonio Lupi Design S.p.A.
ChairCantiere Galli
LampsAromas Del Campo
PlasterFassa Bortolo
TapsGessi
ParquetListone Giordano

Product Spec Sheet

Casa del Musicista

Margine as Architects

In Rome, in the historic Appio Latino district close to the Aurelian walls and a few steps from the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, Margine – the architecture studio based in Rome and Lecce, has transformed a dark and fragmented apartment within an elegant 1930s building, into a bright and functional home-studio.

photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri

The owner, a jazz musician, wanted an open and welcoming home, characterized by a living area halfway between a concert hall and a lounge.

The architects revolutionized the interiors to amplify the permeability and versatility of the environments, freeing the project from the classic stereotypes of “living”. The narrow, labyrinthine corridor, which characterized the initial distribution, has become a comfortable space thanks to the opening of the back wall, which visually connects those who enter with the main area of the living room-study, characterized by a floor to ceiling slatted oak boiserie:

photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri

“In the living room, the oak wood spine curves to keep the access enfilade and the kitchen in symmetrical connection. The dense slatted structure of the exoskeleton improves the acoustics of the spaces, making the system a sort of passive musical instrument that transmigrates sounds into space. "

- say Margine’s founders, Giulio Ciccarese and Valentina Pontieri.

photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri

With its unconventional pentagonal conformation designed to host jam sessions and impromptu musicals, the room’s minimalism is enhanced by the boiserie, which, like the case of a mysterious musical instrument, organizes the paths and hides the secondary and service spaces, such as the closet, the access to the bathroom, the passage to the kitchen, and the semicircular wardrobe that organically redesigns the main junction of the house. At the same time, the slat system refines the acoustics of the space and amplifies the diffusion of natural light.

photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri

A few, well-studied formal elements create a pure environment with clean lines, warmed by the Italian herringbone light oak flooring and embellished by the Carrara marble surfaces with which the floors, window sills and bathrooms are clad.

Sophisticated furnishings, which evoke a typical 1960s lifestyle, mostly purchased in flea and antique markets, are mixed with more refined pieces, such as the Omaggio a Morandi sculptures by Salvatori, the 3T chair by Mangiarotti, Venini's vintage Triedri chandeliers and Pepe Fornas lamps for Aromas del Campo.

photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri

Margine composes its own architectural melody, incarnating an eclectic and extremely versatile home, where elegance insinuates itself in the intelligent combination of materials, textures and furnishings that appear entirely simple but utterly refined.

photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri
photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri
photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri
photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri
photo_credit Lorenzo Zandri
Lorenzo Zandri
Caption
Caption

Material Used :
1. Materials: Cristofari Materia e Design
2. Marble: Salvatori 
3. Taps: Gessi 
4. Washbasins: Antonio Lupi 
5. Parquet: Listone Giordano
6. Kitchen: Spazio Area
7. Lamps: Aromas del Campo Modello Dal – design Pepe Fornas (steel, marble and glass)
8. Chair: 3 T Mangiarotti – Cantiere Galli
9. Marble sculptures – Tribute bottles to Morandi by Salvatori – Cantiere Galli
10. Print: Tamara De Lempicka
11. Plaster: Fassa Bortolo  
12. Mural paint: VIP vernici
13. Parquet: Italian herringbone light oak Listone Giordano Mod. Corona 70 Naturplus
14. Boiserie / Bedroom walk-in closet / bathroom furniture: Made-to-measure oak wood - Design MARGINE - Realizations Arredamenti Allegrini srl
15. Kitchen: Azienda Gentili Cucine - Single lacquered white kitchen - Kitchen worktop and island in white quartz
16. Bathrooms Coverings: White Carrara marble polished - Salvatori
17. Bathroom washbasin: Mod. Podio with double basin - Antonio Lupi company - Nevio Tellatin design
18. Taps: Gessi Via Tortona - Bossini shower heads

Read story in ItalianoDeutschEspañolFrançais and Português

Project Credits
Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Immersive Golong Wormhole visually represents the transformative nature of a beauty and wellness brand
25 May 2022 News
Immersive Golong Wormhole visually represents the transformative nature of a beauty and wellness brand

In Hangzhou, China, the Golong Wormhole by PINES ARCH is an experimental space for events and exhibi... More

Villa RS by JUMA Architects employs charred wooden cladding and horizontally oriented planes to blend with the Belgian landscape
25 May 2022 News
Villa RS by JUMA Architects employs charred wooden cladding and horizontally oriented planes to blend with the Belgian landscape

In the Flemish Ardennses, Villa RS by JUMA Architects is situated in a picturesque landscape with ch... More

Kindergarten for Llubi expresses in built form two converging patterns from its landscape context
24 May 2022 News
Kindergarten for Llubi expresses in built form two converging patterns from its landscape context

In the small Mallorca town of Llubi, this new kindergarten by Aixopluc Architects is located on a pe... More

25 best architecture firms in Mexico City
23 May 2022 News
25 best architecture firms in Mexico City

Mexico City is home to a number of outstanding, epoch-defining architectural firms. Its contemporary... More

New Singer Museum wing by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten offers a balanced experience of art, architecture and garden
22 May 2022 News
New Singer Museum wing by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten offers a balanced experience of art, architecture and garden

In Tilburg, NL, the new Nardinc wing of the Singer Museum by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten houses th... More

Al Naseej Factory: A woven architecture that celebrates local craftspeople
22 May 2022 News
Al Naseej Factory: A woven architecture that celebrates local craftspeople

Located in Bani Jamrah, Bahrain, the Al Naseej Factory by Leopold Banchini is a textile weaving faci... More

Merk X revitalizes Amsterdam Zoo natural history building that was closed for 75 years
20 May 2022 News
Merk X revitalizes Amsterdam Zoo natural history building that was closed for 75 years

The neoclassical building was built between 1850 and 1855 to a design by Johannes van Maurik as a na... More

82,000 unique, hand-crafted tiles clad the new extension to Museum Arnhem by Benthem Crouwel Architects
20 May 2022 News
82,000 unique, hand-crafted tiles clad the new extension to Museum Arnhem by Benthem Crouwel Architects

In addition to restoring the original Museum Arnhem building, complete with characteristic historic... More