An old janitor’s lodge and a first-floor flat in a building from the Thirties converted in a duplex with garden. The new flat, with nordic influence, consists of pure volumes characterised by oak wood and white surfaces in contrast with some some elements with a graphic character such as the steel stair and the kitchen’s tile floors.
The living area, arranged on two floors, looks towards the rear garden: at the ground floor the demolition of few partition walls allowed to obtain a wider kitchen and dining area with direct access to the garden; at the first floor are located the living room and the tiny studio of the client, a graphic designer.
The two floors are connected by a metal stair characterised by a rough finishing on rises and steps and by a white parapet made out of bars at the ground floor and by a perforated steel sheet at the first floor.
Kitchen and dining room furnitures are custom made: the under-stair closet has columns aligned to the steps and randomly arranged shelves; the kitchen has a concrete countertop which relates to the hexagonal cement tiles and oak shutters which echoes the wooden floor at the first level.
At the first floor, the bedrooms area faces east, towards the quite entrance road. The entrance hall and the bathroom creates a sort of buffer zone between the living room and the bedrooms. The bathroom has a geometric pattern with white and grey tiles on the walls and Mutina Azulej tiles on the floor.
1. Parquet flooring: Oak wood, Silpa srl
2. Kitchen flooring: Marca Corona, collection Terra
3. Bathroom flooring: Mutina, collection Azulej
4. Bathroom wall finishing: Ceramica Vogue, collezione Bisello
5. Lighting: Artemide, Tolomeo
6. Lighting: Normann Copenhagen, Amp pendant lights
7. Lighting: Forestier, Suspension Bamboo