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.
Greco House in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy by DWA Design Studio
May 14th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: DWA Design Studio
In a place which seems to be out of time, connected to reality by a long bridge like an antique tuff stone island, the project researches a dialogue between traces of history and contemporaneity, with its necessity to regain the bonds with its past.
Thanks to objects which represent the history of Italian design the interiors become a stage for connecting with shapes and materials of the tradition of this region. Discreet presences able to give new meanings to ancient places.
Not only objects but also colours become witnesses of the relationship between the changing landscape and the interiors where one can find the grey shades of the fog which covers Civita making it almost disappear, the blue of summer skies, the green of the trees and the ochre of tuff stone.
Wanting to research new ways to live the interiors led to suggest different uses of the space in order to nurture the different necessities of the people who will live in this house. Adaptable furniture inspired by handmade crafts offer new micro-habitats in which different activities can coexist, as in an artist atelier where everyday life is interwoven with work, art and culture.
Domestic spaces where conviviality and conversation are essential, not only between people but also between them and the spirit of the place in which they are staying.
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DWA was born in 2005 in Milan. When we started, we were convinced that two heads and two sets of hands were better than one. Today our office relies on a few more heads and hands, but the basic idea has not changed. We are a careful multidisciplinary reality aware of the changes around us. We have different gazes but we share the same vision. We value our roots, but we strive to nourish them with new stimuli.
In our work we interlace solidity and fluidity, complying the creative process to the many ways of living. We dialogue across-the-board with the world of design, fashion and living, ranging from interior to exhibition design, from retail to art direction to product research.
We design private and public spaces in which to live, relax and share. We design concept stores and shop windows to enshrine or enhance items and precious accessories. We create sets, installations and site-specific works for temporary exhibitions and events in the field of fashion, luxury and design. From large to small, from the container to the content, we give identity to our projects from concept to completion, turning them into creative solutions in accord with our customers’ needs.
Our work is the result of continuous dialogue between creativity and research, rigor and inspiration. We love the surprise, the detail that can reinvent objects freeing them from their ordinary function. We investigate the essence of shapes and materials to create new combinations and contrasts. We love mixing high and low, simple and complex, minimalism and abundance, pure lines and details able to embellish them. From the sheet of an old notebook to the gold of a safety blanket turned into a rug or a bright ceiling, every day we invent a new alphabet of living.
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