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.
VIA MAGGIO 6 in Florence, Italy by Luigi Fragola Architects
January 27th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Luigi Fragola Architects
At number 6 in the historical Via Maggio in Florence, stands the sixteenth-century Agostini Suarez palace, which for the warm tones of the facade and the presence of an imposing carved crest, symbol of the prestige of the original owner family.
For the top floor of this elegant palace studio Luigi Fragola Architect shasperformed a major renovation giving rise to a fascinating and quirky home of refined taste in contemporary interior design.
The most interesting challenge of Luigi Fragola Architects was to reconstruct the shape of space and light to serve the needs of the new owners, proposing major changes to the floor plan layout.
The aim was to make the most of the light coming from the courtyard.
The living area has been given a new life through a major structural intervention, which included the replacement of two rows of wooden beams with two more slender steel beams, then coated in wood. In this way we wereable to recover height and brightness, making this environment of great visual impact.The ceilings reflect light and contrast with the dark wood floors, creating the perfect base for an environment rich in color and inspiration.
The creation of a fresh and modernhouseisinterfaced to the historicalcontext in order to givethe house a sense of refinedelegance, interpreting a contemporary style with subtlety.
The living environmentisenriched by material and color, though in contrast, results to be a harmonious, rich andbalancedambience. Among the furnishingssome uniquepiecesstand out like the colorfultable by PietHeinEek, the Gervasonichairs, a whimsicalchandelier of modern art, the rugby Rug Company, a Classiconglass and brass side table.
The fancy style of the wholeenvironmentspreads in the kitchenaswell.The heart of the appartmentdiffers by the classic style of itslinesdeliberatelycontrasting with the decor of the wall and the ironicsuspension by Karman. The intense color of the table top, surrounded by bright colors of the upholsteredstools, light up the space with energy.
The mainbedroomischaracterized by itsfreshand refinedcolors, enrichedbyMassimo Listri’sphoto.
Lively and colorful however, is the children’s room. The color of the walls create a cheerful and the same time double height of the room.
One of the bathrooms combine elements of modern elegance like the crystal basin, all framed by a particular finish of the walls.
The attention and care put into every aspect of the project– from the planimetric design to each detail of the furniture – made it possible to grasp and fully reflect the imaginative spirit of the client while respecting the classic and the rigor of the historic building.
Luigi Fragola Architects
Luigi Fragola Architects is an architectural and interior design office with its headquarters in Florence
From the outset, the study has grown rapidly, developing significant projects in several areas: housing, restaurants, shops, hotels, product design and graphic design for prestigious companies. Through a multidisciplinary approach, which focuses on the sharing of technical expertise and creativity come to life innovative projects that stand out at the same time for style and efficiency.
Luigi Fragola has developed a unique and exclusive concepttfo reach client studying and co-cordinating the design process, and all the following steps to ensure that the result is an added value to the sum of its parts.
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