The apartment is located on the fifth floor of a 1930s Milanese building and has a floor plan characterized by a long central corridor distributing the sequence of domestic spaces on both sides.
The 130 square meters have been designed by modifying almost nothing of the original layout, except for the kitchen and the double bedroom whose rotation, foreseen by the project, allows a more effective rationalization of the spaces. By doing so, the living/dining room and the kitchen are adjacent, separated by an equipped wall on both sides at the ends of which two-twin passages open, becoming a partition that separates and, at the same time, visually connects the two spaces expanding the overall perception. The sleeping area instead overlooks only a large and bright internal courtyard and consists of three bedrooms, one with a guest bathroom as well as the master bathroom.
In our interior projects, the attempt is to create spaces with equilibrium and a classic base.
The original architectural elements of the house have been preserved and restored: the floral plaster decorations on the living room and kitchen’s ceilings, the moulded frames of the double doors as well as the internal wooden shutters. Other elements instead, due to their extreme state of decay, have been replaced with the same solution of the original one, such as the Italian wooden parquet in the living area; or the corridor and the old kitchen were covered with a uniform surface of natural linoleum in light green tones.
The plaster decorative frames of the ceilings with their angular floral ornaments create plays of light and shadow that stand out on the white walls. On the contrary, the Oak parquet floor, which runs both in the living area and in almost all the bedrooms, highlights the natural grain of the wood. The double-leaf moulded doors in lacquered solid wood and edged glass with wall frames infuse the rooms with an elegant character and are reminiscent of the Milanese apartments of the 1940s.
In this pre-existing framework, the custom-made furnishings, realised by craftsmen based on our design, become the element of contemporaneity that dialogues with the memory of the house.
Location: NoLo Milano – Italy
Year: Concept Design / Schematic Design / Detailed Design / 2021 – 2023
Area: 130 sqm
With: S. Sözüneri
Contractor: Impresa Edile Matteo Gedruschi
Carpenter: Nedim Arda, Traxform
Furniture Fitter: Alternatif Mobilya
Window Fitters: BF Legno
Photography: Francesca Iovene