Eutopiarch x SN+JPG
A quintessentially metropolitan family house.
This 90 sqm milanese flat, inserted in a huge residential complex from the mid 70s, presented the typical features of that time, when houses were designed using elements taken from the office spaces, both in terms of architectural and technological choices.
All perimetrical walls presented numerous rectangular windows, at least two per room, framed in white metal elements hiding the blinds system and fan coils.
The original layout was not very flexible: a cubicle for the entrance would open on dining and living spaces on a side and a corridor connecting all the rooms on the other; the doors were framed in dark brown wood, a colour characterising many elements of the flat in a typical 70s vague.
To respond to the family necessities, all internal divisions have been demolished, keeping from the original layout the clear division between day and night time areas only.
The daytime space appears now completely open yet the main three activities - cooking, dining, and living - find their own devoted corners thanks to a smart use of bespoke pieces of furniture.
A blue and gold bathroom serves this side of the flat.
In the night time area a gold and green Fornasetti wallpaper gives a strong and playful touch of color in the overall white corridor: behind it the most intimate rooms are hidden like a secret garden enclosed by a wild hedge.
The general design approach was meant to provide a new more welcoming and fluid house, with a very milanese take on the general programmatic layout and where both homey and graphic elements would contrast and cohabit at the same time, just like the different souls of the modern family.