Elegnza En Plein Air

Elegnza En Plein Air

Architect
Maurizio Giovannoni Architetto
Location
Fregene, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy | View Map
Project Year
2015
Category
Private Houses
Mikko Ala-Peijari
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Armchair & KitchenIKEA
EKERÖ
ArmchairMaisons du Monde
acapulco
TilesMarimekko
Unikko
Tiles collectionNaxos
START
Lighting 9010 by BELFIORE

Product Spec Sheet
Armchair & Kitchen
EKERÖ by IKEA
Armchair
acapulco by Maisons du Monde
Tiles
Unikko by Marimekko
Tiles collection
START by Naxos
Lighting

Elegnza En Plein Air

Maurizio Giovannoni Architetto as Architects

En Plein Air is the story of a summer home on the coast of the Region of Lazio: Silvana, stylish, eclectic, wanted a radical redesign of the spring and summer abode where she retreats with her family. The original structure featured few windows, an unfriendly living space, and too much artificial light. The only choice was to tear down a wall, thus making way for one large sliding glass panel that allows for bright, natural light and a continuum between indoors and out.

photo_credit Mikko Ala-Peijari
Mikko Ala-Peijari
photo_credit Mikko Ala-Peijari
Mikko Ala-Peijari

Absolute white was chosen as the dominant color, accompanied by tones of green and minimal furniture, besides a flush of armoires where needed. Minimalist wild flowers and daisies discretely decorate textiles and vases, while a cactus lovingly stands out as the ultimate conversation piece. The client expressed her desire for an open, light, “green” space where she could read, work and cook feeling as if she were in her garden. Indeed, house and garden blend into one, as though one is in the open air: en plein aire!

photo_credit Mikko Ala-Peijari
Mikko Ala-Peijari
photo_credit Mikko Ala-Peijari
Mikko Ala-Peijari
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