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 78B in Rome, Italy by Maurizio Costanzi
May 3rd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Maurizio Costanzi
Loft 78B consists in the renovation of small apartment, previously divided into a living room with kitchen,a bathroom and a double bedroom. The whole space was not fully exploited, and the projects aims to transform a not much comfortable space in a cozy and spacious one.
The building (about 1950) was previously used with tertiary purposes, which explains the presence of so much useful height. Being able to take advantage of the four large windows, one of which is at an angle, it was possible to guarantee a perfect illumination of the entire environment, and through a glass partition between living room and bathroom, to filter the sunlight in the early morning, coming from bathroom window.
The bathroom is now under the bed area which is connected by a glass walkway to a study area, this different distribution has expanded ground floor area, turning it into a spacious living room with kitchen central island and a dining area.
The study area / night overlooking the entire area day, always ensuring a complete view of the apartment. It is accessible throught a customade iron staircase, 8mm thick steps, coming out from the wall.
A library, made by old wooden shelves recovered from building sites, faces on the walkway glass partition so to seem suspended on the void. The total area is about 60 square meters . The furniture, except the kitchen, are made by local craftsmen and designed by the architect.
Concerning the flooring material a Resin cement was used for the flooring at ground level, and an industrial parquet (doussie america) for the upper level. A steel beams mezzanine floats above the whole living area, assuring also an industrial and fashionable layout to the flat.
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