I LOVE PARQUET | 02-2022 - Pierattelli Architetture

I LOVE PARQUET | 02-2022

CAVOUR82: between matter and color

Color, light and geometry become the elements with which to rethink a small apartment in Florence: the house has been transformed by Pierattelli Architecture into a functional and contemporary home, tailor-made for the young professional owner of the property. Natural materials, such as wood and stone, characterize the project: touches of color warm the rooms and glazed elements amplify the spaces, to ensure a warm and welcoming atmosphere, without sacrificing comfort and uniqueness. A few steps from the Giardino dei Semplici, the second botanical garden in the world for antiquity, the 65 sqm apartment on two levels is the result of the renovation of a single-storey room with an attic, located on the top floor of an elegant building of the 800.

Cavour82 is the result of a sum of balances and transparencies. The heart of the project is the open space living room, around which the rooms and private spaces gravitate: the mezzanine and the master bedroom, which is accessed via a flush door and overlooks the internal courtyard. The spaces are designed to offer comfort and practicality, but also privacy and confidentiality, thanks to a defined but at the same time permeable spatial division, between light and transparency. The Florentine architecture studio takes advantage of the great height of the single floor originally present, creating a mezzanine where the second bedroom is housed, equipped with a private bathroom and Turkish bath. An English-style stained glass window in burnished metal makes the second level permeable, even if separated, while allowing the light to be distributed evenly in the rooms, shaping the spaces. Natural and delicate shades characterize the rooms, making them warm and welcoming: from the petrol green of the living room to the ultramarine blue of the master bedroom; with dark oak plank flooring that runs seamlessly along all the rooms.

The building renovation project involved the demolition of a portion of the pre-existing attic, making it possible to obtain a double volume: Pierattelli Architecture has thus transformed a single space with an attic into an airy and functional duplex apartment. At the entrance you are welcomed into an open space that houses the living area: the compact peninsula kitchen, in a brand new petrol green color, characterizes the environment, while at the same time contributing to the spatial organization. A Smeg free standing refrigerator adds a design touch, as does the designer lamp suspended above the table. The living room leads to the master bedroom: a contemporary setting with elegant ultramarine blue walls. The entrance door flush with the wall disappears in the wall, flanked by an open wooden cabinet, communicating with the parquet floor of the house and the frame of the mirror. At the foot of the bed, supported by a burnished metal structure, a custom designed bathtub by the Florentine studio was positioned, entirely covered in Carrara marble. The same stone is found in the large-format coverings of the bathroom, which is accessed via a full-height glass door. The custom designed staircase overlooks the living area, with wood finishes: like the flooring. The mezzanine was obtained by exploiting the height of the original environment, through non-invasive structural additions. An English stained glass window in burnished metal separates from the lower floor, guaranteeing privacy and intimacy. The attic space, collected and reserved, houses the second bedroom characterized by the sage green hue. The floors of all the rooms are parquet with wide slats, in oak wood, an element that creates continuity, as well as giving class and elegance to the rooms.