The living area extends an immediate welcome in this Milanese home. And the kitchen, to its left, becomes a theatrical backdrop, a perfect synthesis of stylistic research and sartorial order, shaped to match the revisited contours of the entire enclosure. The pursuit of indoor-outdoor connections is the key concept from which the architects of A I M began for the overall refurbishing of the domestic space, which reveals itself in a sequence of perspectives where the succession of full and empty zones becomes a compositional game, a relationship between things, an abstract set that in the balance between surfaces and textures borders the functions in keeping with the tastes of the clients.
The living area is like a big buffer between the daytime and nighttime zones, in a range of natural tones that can be easily enhanced with objects and furniture purchased over the course of time by the owners. The room containing the kitchen is a volume excavated into the architecture, while the operative furnishings become the ‘skin’ in varnished eucalyptus wood, embellished by details in matte black.
In the living space, two architectural partitions in rammed earth have been refurbished to reinforce the structure; amplified by a mirror, they bring new passages and openings to life, embracing the space and drawing the gaze towards the bedroom zone. The corridor becomes an integral part of the architectural composition, where the absence of doors – replaced by full-height blades – expands the perception of space and emphasizes the design itself.
The bedroom, finally, has been created as an independent suite, placed in the most remote location in the house. The bathrooms echo the natural materials used throughout the apartment, like the wood or the cabinet completely clad in Ceppo di Grè stone, interpreting the tribute to the city that plays host to this Peaceful Place.