This is a 55 sqm apartment in Milan, Italy.
The floorplan was originally divided into 7 small uncomfortable rooms, which were difficult to use and conveyed an overall sensation of occlusion. The kitchen was very small and dark, the entrance was facing a deep niche, the bedroom felt too big and empty, the hallway took a lot of useful space.
We did not want to preserve any of the existing materials inside the apartment, since they were in bad conditions.
The new design should be able to easily accommodate a young couple and also allow one person to work occasionally from home.
The apartment is located beautiful enclosed residential complex, where the buildings are connected by a garden with big trees and stone paths. The view from the big windows and the balcony is very pleasant and became one of our focuses.
Our approach was to enhance the light as much as possible and free the apartment from its constrictions, ultimately making it more efficient flexible and enjoyable.
In the first draft we were thinking to use dry walls to divide the new spaces, but in the end, we decided to achieve the same result just with furniture, with more attention to the materials and a much more reversible solution.