Architects: Bomori Architetti
Furnishings, lighting and finishings: Acqua Blu, Antrax IT, Artemide, Bisazza, Caesar, Carimati, Casa Mood, Cassina, Ceamit, Ceramikada, Cini & Nils, Falmec, Floorgres, Flos, Gessi, Marazzi, Nemo lighting, Mutina, Rab, Rexa, Riflessi, Sangiacomo, Schuco, Tubes, Vitra, Zanotta
Photo credits: Federico Villa
With a view of the park of Villa Torlonia, the building from the early 1900s has returned to its original residential function thanks to a radical renovation. “The choice of ‘dressing’ the building in a new white garment is intended to reinforce, with a bit of arrogance and vanity, the desire to stand out in the surrounding urban context, for a youthful look that displays all the architectural lines, the signs of time, effects of light and shadow, the overhanging volumes, solids and gaps of a body that returns to form under the sun.”
Inside, the residence is organized on various functional and visual levels, generating new views and mutable perspectives. On the piano nobile the heights permit the use of lofts to emphasize the vertical thrust and expand the living space, while a cube of blue wood is set into the center of the plan. Here a sliding door closes to reveal the kitchen, or opens to grant access to the iron staircase leading to the loft.
The bedroom zone, on a lower level with respect to the living area, features a custom piece that functions as a wing and displays the storage elements, while concealing the doors leading to the bedrooms and bathroom. Facing the large terrace, the living area blends with the outdoor space, thanks to two large openings.
“The high point of the journey is on the sundeck with a view of the trees in the park. The perception is that of being on a level parallel to that part of the dense, chaotic city. Continuity of greenery, a view from above, a sense of detachment from the city, are all factors that become tangible.”