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.
IPAHIM in Turin, Italy by BLA! – Alberto Lessan, Jacopo Bracco
January 22nd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: BLA! – Alberto Lessan, Jacopo Bracco
This project is part of the research path that our office face towards the interest of the materials and its use. We have been en charged of the restoration of an apartment in the historical center of Turin, close to Piazza Vittorio Veneto.
We take intervention in a manner rather delicate on the existing situation, focusing our field of action in the area of the kitchen/living. The passion for the music of our client becomes the generative element of the project.
The obtained benefit is to muffle the sounds and noises in the open space of the kitchen/living and to give a scenographic and tactile special aspect. The kitchen is a continuous casting of concrete, that is a vertical structural element and a horizontal supporting surface. The marble of Calacatta, already existent, has been maintained in the living room, and flanked by a resin that keeps the color of its grains. Windows and doors has been deliberately left unaltered (possibly subject to future intervention) to look forward to a high spatial and material quality of the spaces.