Eclectic Eye-Catchy Apartment With Vintage Touches

This is a renovation of a 120 square meter apartment in the 19th century building

This is a renovation of a 120 square meter apartment in the 19th century building

The 120 square meter apartment, built in the turn of the 19th century, presented a fragmented arrangement of rooms and an erratic overlay of successive interventions by previous owners abandoned the original character of the space. By erasing all the previous interventions, the separation between night and day areas became clear. One single wall, half-circular in plan, was proposed.

The brief requested the preservation of the old plaster ceilings, the inclusion of the remaining structural elements, the partial rising of the pavement and an adjusted and coherent programmatic distribution. The eccentricity of the proposed inner volume is a studied logical deduction from the given parameters. The living area is a limbo composed of three clearly defined moments while being just one space. Contrasting with the building’s original fragmented typology, the choice of materials allows for a clearer understanding of the different moments.

As for the style, eclectics was chosen: the apartment was decorated in an eye-catchy mix of minimalist and mid-century modern styles with refined touches of vintage.

The old tall doors and shutters were replaced by new ones, non-ornamented but painted by hand with three different tones of blue: the planes of color become spatial actors in the apartment routine. The overlay of geometries, textures and materials, contrasting with the abstract white background and the unapparent rational rhetoric of the spatial intervention, stipulated an identity.

Old plaster ceilings with all the structural elements were preserved to add a refined touch

Old plaster ceilings with all the structural elements were preserved to add a refined touch

The kitchen is modern and minimalist, with 3D floor tiles and black metal cabinets

The kitchen is modern and minimalist, with 3D floor tiles and black metal cabinets

One single wall, half-circular in plan, was proposed for the apartment

One single wall, half-circular in plan, was proposed for the apartment

There's a lot of white to make the transition between the spaces easier and to make the apartment more spacious

There's a lot of white to make the transition between the spaces easier and to make the apartment more spacious

The living area is a limbo composed of three clearly defined moments while being just one space

The living area is a limbo composed of three clearly defined moments while being just one space

You'll find a mix of different styles in the apartment. Mid-century modern, minimalist and even vintage touches from the previous centuries

You'll find a mix of different styles in the apartment. Mid-century modern, minimalist and even vintage touches from the previous centuries

The furniture used is absolutely different, and only one feature unites it, it's eye-catching

The furniture used is absolutely different, and only one feature unites it, it's eye-catching

The old tall doors and shutters were replaced by new ones, non-ornamented but painted by hand with three different tones of blue

The old tall doors and shutters were replaced by new ones, non-ornamented but painted by hand with three different tones of blue

The overlay of geometries, textures and materials, contrasting with the abstract white background

The overlay of geometries, textures and materials, contrasting with the abstract white background

The use of shades of blue and a geometrical rug in this room makes it unusual

The use of shades of blue and a geometrical rug in this room makes it unusual

The master bedroom is clean and uncluttered, with colorful textiles and a cool hanging lamp

The master bedroom is clean and uncluttered, with colorful textiles and a cool hanging lamp

The bathroom is small, clad with marble-inspired tiles

The bathroom is small, clad with marble-inspired tiles

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