Casa LS is located inside a 50s building in Madesimo in Valchiavenna, Italy. Three triangular bow-windows in each bedroom and a clear division between the sleeping and living areas through three steps were the features of the apartment. The renovation project wanted to overturn this rigid division in favour of a greater hybridisation of spaces.
The chestnut wood furnishings and door and window frames, simple horizontal and vertical surfaces, are designed as elements that build the domestic space. A system of framed doors and openings create new relationships between the rooms; when open they generate fluid and interconnected spaces, if closed they guarantee the intimacy of each room. It therefore becomes possible to gaze through the space in an overlapping of depths and geometric figures made also of light and shadows reminiscent of the paintings of the naturalized American German artist Josef Albers.
Three bow windows in the bedrooms and in the relaxation room are covered with a wood boserie, each housing a small triangular seat that offers a spectacular view of the mountains. The existing fireplace is transformed into a simple opening framed by an opaque white marble cladding which is also spread over the horizontal surface like a carpet. The same marble, together with wooden tiles, makes up the living room wall.
The light enters across the large window and illuminates the room, the opaque white marble reminding of the shades of the snow in contrast with the warm reflections of the wood. The house becomes a place that welcomes and enhances the perceptive experience of those who live there.
- LS House vs J.Alberts
- apartment refurbishment
- Enrico Scaramellini
- Madesimo, Valchiavenna, Sondrio