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.
My home and office in Florence, Italy by Silvia
August 26th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Silvia
Architect Silvia Allori renewed an apartment designed in the 70s by a Florentine architect, who thought of a space on a human scale in every single detail. The white laminate is predominant, and it has been used playfully on the walls of the living room to hide cabinets, a table, neon lights and plasters, which are never exposed.
The cabinets and the table disappear within the laminated niches, while a series of cuts in the space between the wall and cladding, filtered some neon lights, breaking down the rigid geometry of the volumes. The ceiling follows a total white volumes scheme, that is lightened by the rythm of some slender rectangular bars that mark the space and serve as an entering guide to the house.
The structure is rigidly modular: the plan of the main room, revolves around two main widths (165 cm and 195 cm) and a depth of 113 cm. Niches, small and big steps, create voids that can be filled when needed into sofas and beds.
Bookshelves and pegs slot into holes in the walls to provide further display and storage space.
Silvia Allori found this space and she completely felt in love with that.
Her choice to overhaul and interact with this space has been to install a gold metallic curtain to separate the kitchen work surface from the corridor. The curtain was made using an isothermal emergency blanket from a survival kit. It also allows the corridor to be used as a clutter-free seating space.
She uses fabrics in neutral colors like shades of beige or black texture in order to create a soft a cozy atmosphere.
Even the selection of design pieces follow tghis inclination: the “evergreen” Parentesi (castiglioni), Tizio (Archizoom from Tizio, Caio, Sempronio series – Poltronova), Sottsass vases). All this “famous” objects are mixed and mached with curios collected from second-hand shops.
Allori was a partner at the Italian food-design studio Arabeschi di Latte prior to establishing her own studio in 2014. She now runs a creative consultancy service for interior styling as well as set, installation and event design out of her home.
Allori Silvia is an architect with a passion for strange and unclear-function objects discovered in second hand shop and arourd her travels.
In 2014 Silvia Allori leaves Arabeschi di latte and start freelancing carrer. She offers creative consultancy service for interior styling, set design for exhibition/fashion show/fair stand, installations and event.