The main goal of this apartment renovation was the creation of an environment where classic and contemporary could coexist within an early 20th century apartment.
While most of the original design elements, such as wooden floors, wall decorations and door trims, were left unchanged, the new projected spaces are marked by the use of a neutral color palette and continuous surfaces for both walls and floors.
Besides from allowing a sense of continuity in the renovation process, this also provides contrast with the juxtaposed new elements.
The walls that once separeted the kitchen and the dining/living area have been demolished in order to create a unique and connected space, where the differences between the original traits and the intervention become the most evident.
What once used to be a corridor leading to the bedrooms, studio and bathrooms, has now become a small distribution space, acting as a new fulcrum within the domestic program.
The bedrooms maintain wooden floors and decorations, and are both connected to the bathrooms, which is perceived as seamless space, thanks to the use of materials and decors and a shared large shower.
None of the two approaches, the recovering and the renovation, prevails on the other, thus creating a unique and coherent space, whose statement cannot be other than ‘classic still matters’.