Victor Victoria
Sabrina Gazzola

Victor Victoria

Officina8A | studio di architettura as Architects

Project of an historical house renovation in Turin, seaching for the light and the balance between the old and the modern.

 

The core target of the project was to search for the light and its flow to broaden spaces. 


The entrance opens on a room dominated by iron and glass materials. The two original arches that were found during the restoration now join the living and dining area.


From this room there is access to a spacious hall of the main floor, finely decorated and restored paying homage to the typical 8th Century characters.


The primary valuable works disappeared with the reconstruction which took place in the 50s as a result of the the 2nd World War bombing.


The complete spaces reallocation starts from the opening of two arches, giving the idea of connection of the two sides of living area. Thanks to this, it was possible to take advantage of the natural light and create a perfect blend between the old and the modern.


This harmonious duplicity plays a keyrole, giving balance and coherence to the apartment's architecture. The pieces of furniture were tailor made, offering a trait d'union between the two souls of the house. Plasters are te result of an attentive philological research, enhancing the Arte Povera architecture typical of the postbellum rebuilding.


Bedrooms are located on the first floor above the hall. The floor-to-ceiling window and the curtains offer a open but at the same time intimate character to this space as it happens for the rest of the apartment.   As in a theatre, curtains can be closed or open, playing with light and natural colors. 

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