The flat is housed on the top floor of a historic Milanese building and is spread over two levels. Inside, the structural elements are left in view; beams whose black lines mark the ceiling space and generate the rhythm of the house. Starting from this industrial atmosphere, the project revolves around the intention to reorganise the rooms through elements/totems that can mark out the areas of the house.
First among these is the staircase, a link between the two floors, but also a sculptural element in connection with the living space. The staircase is composed of two elements: a base, created as a dark solid, chromatically linked with the black floor, and the main ramp, whose steps hang from the supporting wall and reflect light onto the steel surface.
On the upper floor, the bedroom is developed around a second sculptural element, which defines a tripartition between walk-in wardrobe, bathroom and bedroom. Inside this volume is a massive bathtub built in solid masonry, overlooking the bedroom and in connection with the large adjacent terrace. The volume is entirely clad in 80×40 slabs laid in a staggered pattern. Around the volume revolves the exposed walk-in wardrobe and the bathroom, whose tones echo the warm tones of the marble of the bathtub, dove grey and wood accompanied by the earth-coloured cement of the washbasin.
Materiality was a fundamental element in the project, particularly on the ground floor where the spatial intervention was more limited, being in a well-defined open space. Starting with the metal of the beams, the combinations were diverse and all work around the intention of maintaining an industrial yet warm atmosphere, capable of hosting moments of social as much as domestic life. Aluminium, stainless steel and iron define the space and play on elements such as the staircase, bookcase, lamps and kitchen. To these are added the soft shapes of the sofas and the preciousness of the coffee table tops designed ad-hoc, two different marbles, Verde Guatemala and Bardiglio Nuvolato, which give shape to two islands dear to the owner, Bali and Ibiza.