Penthouse in Berlin

Two real estate units were bought by a Berlin art gallery owner to create a large apartment on the top floor of a building that was the seat of the city’s bakers union at the time.
The intervention had various phases in which various possibilities were studied: in the end, it was decided to keep the two large pre-existing rooms and reserve the night area in a more private area of ​​the house, working on light and details. Such as having defined a texture of monochromatic mosaic tiles on the entire western perimeter wall as an aesthetic thread.
The entire coordination of design, renovation and finishing works was carried out with great logistical effort from our office in Piacenza, to ensure maximum design control and therefore the highest quality: even the workers involved in the intervention are all from Piacenza. An example of an “international” intervention that does not renounce at the great value of local excellence.

Attic AT

The work in question – the renovation of an apartment on the top floor of an elegant condominium – has involved all the phases of construction: the preliminary feasibility analysis, the presentation of the practices, the closing of the connecting staircase to the floor below, the construction of the outside terrace, the replacement of the fixtures and the reconstruction of the systems. The disposability and aesthetic culture of the client allowed us to work with extreme freedom on interior finishes and furnishings, opting for white resin on the floor and walls in chromatic contrast with the raw iron of the fixtures and with the warm recessed lights. All this, together with a wide use of glass, make the space fluid and welcoming. The close collaboration with trusted suppliers and artisans has also contributed to making the space harmonious and unique.

DF Mansion

The intervention is part of a larger project to recover a building with a neo-Gothic style of the early 1900s: the client has instructed us to follow the internal restructuring leaving us a certain compositional freedom.
The 200 sqm housing plan connected two bodies of the building with a jump of about 135 cm.
First of all, the areas of the house had to be divided according to a well-defined path and it was immediately necessary to solve the theme of the internal staircase, solved with large treads, as a recreation of an amphitheatre. The large living room is located at the end of the slope, the area has a baseboard by a gasbeton hoof coated in resin that has become the chosen surface finish of the whole house.
This has led to an extreme simplification of the finishes, where the horizontal surfaces are large monochrome canvas while the vertical parts have been solved in furniture, with rustic oak wood and with corten steel structures. The remaining walls were finished in marble.
For the living room area with a considerable height, where the original trusses structures were recovered, the project provided a wooden and iron wall containing all the kitchen service equipment, ventilation machines, fireplace, various cabinets and a storage room and technical area. At the top of these blocks a plasterboard shelf and corten cuts in two the volume allowing the development of the wooden ceiling and favoring the lighting with a perimeter of LED lights.
The operational area of the kitchen consists in a soft touch and steel island by Bulthaup in which the extraction of fume is managed with ducts inserted inside the screed. The area below the large living area is structured with three bedrooms and three bathrooms of various sizes: intentionally in this area the partition walls have been composed only in the bathroom area, while the rest of the partitions have been solved with an accurate carpentry and plasterboard work. In the numerous cabinets that make up the main façade, the machinery for forced ventilation, air conditioning systems and the plumbing and heating system manifolds have been inserted. This has allowed for greater speed of execution and careful planning of the recirculation air flows to allow the house to maintain a very high energy efficiency threshold. The project plan concludes with a small terrace closed on all four sides made with salvaged masonry and flooring in continuum with the interior. We believe the focal point of the operation is the splendid perspective corridor that was created from the union of the fenced perimeter of the terrace to the dining table, strategically placed in the meeting position of the vision lines.

Mezzanine CC

A large room in a building in the city center.
The client instructs us to carve out a reserved space to devote to reading, music and rest.
The considerable height of the premises allows us to propose a loft construction.
It was decided to exploit the space below for walk-in closet use, while a staircase made of light iron profiles and wooden tiles allows access to a mezzanine.
With just a few selected pieces of furniture, everything is completed.

Villa interior renovation

Complex and radical renovation of a small villa in the countryside. The existing structure was completely emptied to start over again, redrawing spaces suitable for a family of 5. A large living room in which as a sign of continuity was maintained the old family table in chestnut, a careful study of private spaces that allowed to obtain 3 bathrooms and a multifunctional space for the hobbies of the inhabitants. A long perspective line is accompanied by a cut of light that binds the whole house together.

AG House

A contemporary building houses owes the house to design. The owner, a young professional, instructed us to follow all the finishes and furnishings. A job that, thanks to the availability and kindness of the client, has allowed us to work with materials and objects very dear to us. Few signs for a welcoming and very comfortable environment.

LM House

The house was purchased in an unfinished status. The connection between the two floors and the development of the attic with a terrace had to be resolved since the beginning. Subsequently, we had to solve the partitions of the rooms favoring a living room communicating with all the rooms in the house. Particular attention was paid to the choice of flooring and coverings. A large open window on the side of the terrace then allowed for an adequate amount of natural light from above. The staircase was built respecting the old border wall which has a strong element of attraction in its irregularity.

Contract Brescia

The construction of a Food Court within a larger restyling of a well-known structure in the Brescia area.The client’s requests were to have extremely robust materials, a light and easy to understand design, and a playground for kids. To create a welcoming and in any case robust environment we used a certified beech laminate in order to make the wood warm and at the same time maintain easy maintenance in everyday life.
The playful furnishings designed by Charles and Ray Eames brought cheer and fun for children of all ages.

Penthouse in Piacenza

This house in the city center is located in a building with a strong architectural value. Inside, we wanted to bring the design suggestions of northern Europe back into a familiar environment, especially the Danish houses of the 1950s where the lack of daylight was compensated for by the careful choice of colors and furnishings. The play of tones is deliberately brought back to soft and warm tones to follow the indications of a client attentive to practicality and everyday life. Particular attention was paid to the partitions on the ground floor where service bathrooms, technical rooms and closets are defined by a wooden structure that repeats the material of the flooring in the partitions.