Apartment in Turin - Italy- 220 sqm
Project by: Massimiliano Camoletto
Collaborators: Matteo Franco
Photographer: Max Zambelli
The project is part of the conversion and total refurbishment (dating back to 2012/2080) of an imposing lictorian-style building in famous Via Roma. Located at one of the two important corners of famous CLN square opposite a wonderful monumental sculptural fountain, the building was an original part of the majestic project commissioned by Mussolini and coordinated by the architect Mr. Piacentini designed to help create VIA ROMA, right in the heart of the city, that officially opened on 20th October 1938.
The 220 m² plot of land was handed over by the new owners to the architect Massimiliano Camoletto in a demolished state. He completely reinterpreted it by dividing up and rearranging the living quarters with the utmost respect for all the existing structures, also managing to focus on and exalt its rationalist architectural features:
rigour, order, cleanliness, spatiality, luminosity and elegance.
Right from the very first sketches, the emphasis was placed on its rhythmic pattern of windows facing along Via Roma and the facade of the mirror-image building opposite it, which features a perfect chequerboard composition of square sheets of statutory white marble.
The huge entrance opening onto the lounge was allocated to be a study-reading area and equipped with a large guest bathroom.
A spacious lounge opening directly onto the equally spacious entrance is flooded with light filtering through four windows set along the street, completely reflecting the said street on two long regular-shaped walls made of wooden panels composed out of squares of three different essences of wood with highly contrasting veining.
The rationalist-style facade unobtrusively becomes part of the simple and sober furnishing itself. The spacious and austerely designed lounge, elegant in its layout, is echoed and reflected in the private quarters facing onto the internal side of the block.
These spaces are connected together by just a few glassy, filter elements that are equally pivotal and frameless. These features are the guiding thread running through the entire project and create permeability and a sense of unobtrusiveness right through all the different premises: landing, kitchen, laundry room, cloakroom, bedroom and bathroom.
Materials: marble, wood, glass
Designer furniture: Castelli Arredamenti and CIBI
Glasswork: Cristal King
Lights: Erco – Kreon
Artworks: Guido Costa Project – courtesy Nan Goldin, Diego Scroppo
Sofa: Living Divani
Bathrooms: Antonio Lupi
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