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.
Contemporary Country house in Rome, Italy by STRATO | architettura design
June 6th, 2018 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: STRATO | architettura design
A refined home, where rustic style meets contemporary spaces.
The renovation carried out by Studio Strato touches a 160 sqm apartment, located in an elegant district of Rome.
The original structure has been completely transformed, since it was originally composed of many small rooms and the long hallway, it’s now an open space for the living, which takes full advantage of the horizontal and vertical spaces of the house.
The idea was to create fluidity in the apartment from a room to another, in order to put the living area in communication with the sleeping area, reserving to the bedroom an intimate space, raised above the rest of the house and isolated, thanks to large windows that follow the outline of sloping ceiling.
In fact, while the outer shell keeps its rustic appearance intact, presenting itself as a country house, the interiors live by a dynamic spatiality, in which the variation of heights of the floors creates a suggestive rhythm.
To this harmonious overlap of classic and contemporary correspond precise choices for finishes. On one side the large exposed beams and the chestnut parquet with planks of variable dimensions both in length and in width, on the other side the large white lacquered bookcase on the wall. In the same way, in the furnishings, antique drawers and frames in carved wood are combined with elements of Italian design such as the Quaderna table by Superstudio produced by Zanotta or the Kartell suspension lamp. In the kitchen too there’s a satin steel structure coexisting with an antique wood worktop.
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