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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

LOFT B in Ferrara, Italy by Tomas Ghisellini Architects

 
December 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Tomas Ghisellini Architects

At the top of a precious historical building, right in the heart of the most valuable and fascinating Ferrara, a long uninhabited flat, after a former approximate restoration carried out during the nineties, has been transformed into a contemporary domestic space.

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

  • Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  • Project: LOFT B
  • Location: Ferrara, Italy
  • Collaborators: Alice Marzola
  • Client: Private
  • Structures: Beatrice Bergamini
  • floors: 2
  • Net surface: 270 sqm
  • Maximum inner height: 6,5 m

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

The original occlusive character of spaces has been overturned in luminous and weathering rooms, where distance between things becomes crucial protagonist in defining different percentages of intimacy. Bright and multifaceted surfaces reverberate light from windows returning the feeling of a shiny and glimmering space, a sort of emotionally significant dimension apart from the noise of the city.

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

The original wood floor, the only pre-existing element saved by the intervention of transformation, has been given an extraordinary sheen and a not common reflectance, so that spaces appear to duplicate vertically in a sensual game of mirrors.

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Walls get everywhere a truly significant thickness, so that they become a kind of three-dimensional scene that welcomes niches, small surprise-rooms, panels and custom designed furniture as necessary to the preparation of the loft.

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Black and White engage in a thrilling battle for supremacy, while wood floors expand all around creating a warm, quite and soft atmosphere. Opaque surfaces alternate with mirroring panels and furniture, so that the eye can find endless possibilities of perception to get lost within.

Extra-wide openings frame panoramic views over the city and the stunning monument of the sixteenth century defensive walls.

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

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Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini Architects

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