F29_ca’MORGANA

F29_ca’MORGANA

Architect
EUTOPIARCH
Location
Milano, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Apartments
Lorenzo Piovella
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Table lampOluce
BasinKaldewei
Door HandlesOlivari B. spa
BookshelvesKriptonite
TapwareZucchetti. Kos
Helm, Gill
LampArtemide
TOLOMEO MINI | Table lamp, NUR

Product Spec Sheet
Table lamp
Basin
Door Handles
Bookshelves
Tapware
Helm, Gill by Zucchetti. Kos
Lamp
TOLOMEO MINI | Table lamp, NUR by Artemide

F29_ca’MORGANA

EUTOPIARCH as Architects

An architectural mirage. Eutopiarch x PF+AM

The Fata Morgana is an optical phenomenon, a form of mirage, that happens when rays of light, passing through layers of different temperature, distort objects' appearance, making them look like floating, suspended in a fuzzy, dreamy fog.

photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella
photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella

The concept for ca'MORGANA, stemmed from a very precise vision the owner had in mind since the beginning: a project linked to the atmosphere the spaces would infuse, more than to physical and programmatic aspects. The two floors of the flat - the lower residential level and the above terrace - were consequently approached and treated like two different layers according to the Fata Morgana effect: together they would create the illusion of a sandy, warm land, topped by a lush green oasis.

photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella
photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella

On the lower floor, to get the desired outcome, the existing linearity of the spaces was modified by the addition or subtraction of volumes, giving a new rhythm to the flat's surfaces. Walls and floors, inside and outside the apartment, were then all coloured in light beiges: slightly different shades of a peculiar sand tone play with the light incoming from the numerous windows, creating a soft and welcoming atmosphere.

photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella
photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella

The daytime and nighttime areas, laid on the opposite sides of the flat, are connected by a long corridor, with the structure of a classical gallery, where an opaque wall, with a linear library filled with books, faces a more porose one, characterised by a series of windows, opened onto a continuous balcony that surrounds the whole apartment.

photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella
photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella

The three bedrooms are the only spaces where the original parquet flooring was kept, yet varnished in a hue similar to the cement gently invading the rest of the flat; the three bathrooms are differentiated by the colours of the micro tiles covering the walls.

photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella
photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella

The whole apartment is a tribute to a peculiar kind of chic minimalism, typical of the 90s: the simplicity and lack of decoration creates a classy atmosphere, enhanced by the presence of few but very special contrasting pieces, both modern and from past ages or far places - such as bold lighting elements, the collection of antique paintings, pieces of furniture and other objects. 

photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella
photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella

An industrial staircase connects the residential floor to the above terrace: the hoovering oasis. A central iron gazebo creates a shady spot to relax on bespoke sofas while a continuous hanging garden grows along the perimeter of the terrace, creating a green wall shielding it from the surrounding buildings.

photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella
photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella

Team:

Architects: EUTOPIARCH

Other Participants:

MBA costruzioni, Tecnicem, Total Plant, CDR Elettrica, Axel Boerr Landscape, Rota

Fioriere, Lucchini Vittore 

Photographer: Lorenzo Piovella

photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella
photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella

Materials Used:

TECNICEM: micro cement flooring

ZUCCHETTI KOS: Helm, Gilm

FLAMINIA: App

KALDEWEI: Puro duo

LAMINAM: custom bathroom basin

KERAKOLL: parquet varnish

MOSAICOMICRO x NERO SICILIA: Micro 6 Talco

WEVER & DUCRé: recessed spot light

OLIVARI: Serenella handles

KRYPTONITE: Krossing bookshelves

DE PADOVA: Quadrato table

ARTEMIDE: NUR lamp

MODULNOVA: kitchen

Pragma x EUTOPIARCH: Giano floor lamp + Innesti mirror, candle holder, ashtray

photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella
photo_credit Lorenzo Piovella
Lorenzo Piovella

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