Diagonale

Diagonale

Architect
llabb
Location
Gènova, Italy | View Map
Project Year
2017
Category
Apartments
Anna Positano
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
LightingFlos
TilesMarazzi
ManufacturersVitra.
LightingSLV
Bima
WindowSCHÜCO
ArmchairIKEA

Product Spec Sheet
Lighting
Manufacturers
Lighting
Bima by SLV
Window
by SCHÜCO
Armchair
by IKEA

Diagonale

llabb as Architects

In this renovation llabb measured itself against a very current topic: the contemporary way of living in buildings from the early 20th century. This Genoese palace was built at the beginning of 1900. The structure of the building and the spatial composition of the apartment reflect the way of living of that period: the living area of great dimensions with valuable finishing, the night area an service rooms cut in small spaces.

 

The first one overlooks the street, facing north-west; the small bedrooms face south overlook the city and the Portofino promontory. llabb’s project overwrites the apartment’s plan, switching the living area with the more private night area. The two zones are separated by a long diagonal, equipped with a woodwork kitchen, fully concealed, that crosses the dining room and the living room. The new guideline is emphasized by the lighting design on the ceiling and by the natural oak planks of the looring. These lines guide the guest from the entrance hall through the living room. The diagonal line crosses a unique space characterized by different depths, theatrical backdrops that define the use of spaces. The full-height French doors result in a rhythmic pace of solids and voids, and in a continuity of perception with the exterior landscape.

 

For the new living room llabb achieved a clear-cut space. The structure of the tailored library is made with bars used for concrete reinforcement, painted in white. The shelves are made in natural oak wood. The light blue colour guides and highlight the insertion of antique dark wood furniture. The passion of the clients about antique furniture is revealed also in the main bathroom of the apartment: here an old table once used to make cheese is rethought as a vanity unit. In the bedrooms the high quality historical finishing is preserved, to strengthen the two souls of the project: one more conservative and one more progressive.

 

Material Used:

1. Parquet – Laminated Plywood - Okumè

2. Tiles–Marazzi – Mystone Ardesia

3. Window - Schuco

4. Lighting – SLV - Bima

5. Armachair - Ikea

6. Kitchen tail or made- llabb

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