An apartment for couples that have divergent tastes

Architects Francesca Melchiorre and Alessio Lamarca collaborated on the renovation of an apartment dominated by colour as a tool for defining spaces and creating functions.

A blue and red apartment in Turin reconciles the two opposite souls of a young couple in which he prefers clean forms and cold colours while she pursues warm tones, plants, and a délabré effect.

A two-colour pattern that is not confined to a mere matter of style, but it divides the space by creating movement and defining functions. In the living area, for instance, an L-shaped strip of colour along the wall – under which a table is placed – identifies the dining area. Another line runs diagonally through the entrance by restoring strength and value as well. 

The lights – including two Haban discs by Aromasdelcampo – overturn forms and interrupt colours. A small and private intervention that reveals the possibilities of architecture as a field of investigation that opens to philosophy, anthropology and literature.

It is the reason why Francesca Melchiorre’s projects are all presented together with short stories and have poems’ verses as titles. “Every new morning I will go out into the streets looking for colours” by Cesare Pavese is the one she used for this project.

Ogni nuovo mattino uscirò per le strade cercando i colori
Francesca Melchiorre with Alessio Lamarca
Marco Tacchini

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