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.
Minimum Living in Albissola Marina, Italy by Silvio Maglione Architeti
July 16th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Silvio Maglione Architeti
A small apartment on the second floor of an eighteenth century building, Villa Rosenda de Mari, restored and recovered to residential use, was redesigned as a home for leisure time of a large family. Spaces and rooms of everyday life come from a wise restoration of the main space characterised by decorative stucco in Rococo style and high baroque windows.
The result is a flexible housing to accommodate from an individual user up to five people. The whole project is focused on the mezzanine, which uses the full height of the house and gives the right order to all the other environments. Great care has been taken to take advantage of the spaces and for the realization of the details. As a modern panelled ceiling, the structure of the open-plan mezzanine is formed by pairs of iron plates crossing each other to form squares.
The basement becomes pantry, the kitchenette is a convivial space for various uses and the mezzanine’s parapet is a perfect storage space for clothes. The white color combined with light wood makes the restoration lighter and brighter. A blue glass combines with the walls’ pale blue and the rich stucco décor with liberty fusion.
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