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Retro Apartment in Milan / Cristiana Vannini

Retro Apartment

This retro apartment was renovated by architect Cristiana Vannini for a German artist.

Project description: A German artist naturalized Milanese and her apartment in an historic building in the city Centre of Milan, just off Corso Genova. The building dates back to 1892, conceived as a Hospital. It became a theatre in the thirties, then a cinema and an arcade (at last).

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Architect and client wanted to retrieve the spaces’ retrò stylistic vocation and, on the other hand, to completely transform the original apartment layout. Aim of the project was to create a dynamic layout over the old basic one, with light and airy spaces furnished with design and art pieces.

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The founding points of the design intent were the creation of focal points and perspective alignments, attention to details and light treated as a material. Retro Apartment 5

The joinery unit separates the living and kitchen area from the bedrooms and bathrooms area. A pair of big sliding doors divide the kitchen from the living, finished to match the joinery unit, inspired by the fifties streaked Italian motif called “rigatino” and treated with a transparent gloss paint which gives them an iridescent look.

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All the ceramic floors are inspired by the historic handcrafted “graniglia” floors, using big Porcelain tiles by 14 Ora Italiana.

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The original beamed ceiling has been restored and reinforced and given a new life thanks to the chromatic design of the surfaces conceived in collaboration with a color consultant.

Architect: Cristiana Vannini
Project: Retro Apartment
Project team: Ornella Suriano, Massimo Caiazzo (color consultant)
Location: Milan, Italy
Photography: Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

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