A house for a young family with three children. A high floor, the eleventh, which offers lots of light and good exposure. A design process aimed at research by reduction and subtraction that forged the living space of customers without forcing or influencing them.
A decisive black line marks the limit, the gap between the "public area of the house (entrance and study) and the home affirmed by the large kitchen island. The tones become neutral, warm, clear and relaxed in the sleeping area. The lay-out of the flooring in cream oak parquet strips unify the various areas.
The choices on materials follow the orientation towards reduction, reducing the color choices to the two contrasting alternatives, light and dark. Oak parquet in strips, small format and aligned installation to follow the measured and rigorous choice of the entire project. The large black wall and the kitchen are covered in Fenix to obtain a full, opaque and soft to the touch color. The subtraction process led to the rethinking of some details in order to avoid solutions on the market that did not reflect the design idea: such as the lock and handle system for flush-to-the-wall doors or the furniture system for the children's bedrooms.
"Reduced to its essence, everything exists as an object in space. If you put something in a space, both the object and the space itself are transformed, and this applies regardless of the size: it can be a vase on a table or a house in a wheat field" [A. Morris].
Architect’ Firm: UAIG_architettura
Lead Architects: Luca Grammauta
Project team: Martina Di Gangi
Project location: Palermo, Italy
Completion Year: 2020
Gross Built Area: 150 sqm
Custom furniture: Pianeta legno ebanisti
Main Contractor: Ditta Edile D’Agostino Giuseppe
Brands: Zazzeri Rubinetti, Leonardo ceramica, Woodco parquet, Eclisse Synthesis, Arredo3 cucine, Flos Illuminazione, Linea Light, Bticino living now, Fenix