The House with alcove by casatibuonsante architects

Italian studio casatibuonsante architect has renovated an apartment in Milan, featuring an unique and complex fixed furnishing element that defines new hierarchies and different levels of intimacy.

Img.1 casatibuonsante architects, House with alcove, Milan, 2017

Milan-based studio casatibuonsante architects presents House with Alcove, a mini loft on the top floor of a traditional 20th century multi-storey building with balcony access, in Milan. A unique and complex fixed furnishing element crowns the 35-square-foot surface of the project, originally divided into a modest kitchen and a multi-purpose hybrid space that served as a bedroom, a living room and a dining room. New hierarchies and varying levels of intimacy articulate the space, which has been tailor-made for a young screenwriter and cinema journalist. The fixed module divides the environment into separate spaces, hosting the kitchen and a storage room, and defining the living area, from which a small corridor leads to the bathroom.

The small bedroom is located within the module itself. On the sides, wardrobes and storage spaces in flamed oak surround the mattress, while a sliding curtain separates the sleeping area from the corridor, creating a private space, a contemporary alcove evocative of medieval canopy beds. Furniture becomes an architectural element, defining the hierarchies of the space, characterized by a surface of red cementiles. Assuming the role of kitchen, closet, bedroom, bookcase and wardrobe, the module introduced by the architects leaves the living area free to be reconfigured, as required.

Project:
House with alcove
Architect:
casatibuonsante architect
Design team:
Antonio Buonsante, Federico Casati
Collaborator:
Eugenia Rolando
Contractor:
Sinis edilizia
Joinery:
Mussi Arreda
Area:
35 mq
Completion:
2017

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