House#05 is an interior project for the restructuring of an apartment inside a building from the 1930s in Milan. The double room 70 sq.m. apartment is situated on the principal floor of the building and from the large window of the living room captures entirely in a symmetrical fashion and which ultimately acts as witness to the environment in which it is located.
The apartment is made up of living quarters, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom disengaged by virtue of a corridor that doubles up as an entrance. In the two principal rooms, the principal characteristics of the 1930s have been maintained flanking the decorative ceiling frames and on the original herringbone parquet with wainscoting with a particular design reinterpreted according to the positioning of the furniture. Each room is connoted with a different colour while the ceiling, the deep imbues of the windowed rooms and the window frames are all made up with grey, bordering on white.
Bathroom, kitchen and entrance, compromised by previous restructuring were made the principal recipients of major interventions. All the pavements and coatings are in Calacatta marble which flank the existing parquet, the coloured choices are opposite differently to the other rooms, all the walls are in light grey except that of the entrance and the window splays which are in bluish black.
Amongst the more significant elements is the grooved wood panelling at the entrance, which reflects the theme of the 1930s painted in dark colours, which hide the entrance doors from the bathroom area and the kitchen identified by a brass groove. The theme of the vertical lines is taken up once again at the entrance by the windows of the original double Milanese doors and by small brass stripes which work in the background of the two spherical lamps in the entrance.
The kitchen is characterized by a working graphite floor with respective shelf that blend in with the Canaletto walnut emphasizing material and finishing of days gone by.
The walnut coloured table is an icon of the Jean Prouvè design accosted by Friso Kramer chairs united by tilted line and form. The remaining furniture is lacquered like the walls and very simply characterized by frames which depict small wainscoting.
The bath is finally characterized by contrasting black opaque taps, the sink is positioned under the window at the end of long open prospective, opened up by the shower strongly connoted by a squared glass window finishing finally with an old and subtle profile iron window.
The house is finally completed with a selection of old vintage furniture, amongst is also an Albini sideboard of the Poggi production, an MIM production table, armchairs and divans which come from a home belonging to Pietro Lingeri.