Italian studio Filippo Bombace has renovated an apartment in one of the typical buildings of the 70s in Rome. These buildings are recognizable by their undulating balconies, which were very fashionable at the time. The architect Filippo Bombache masterfully transformed this house with the help of an unusual division of space, built on a geometric sequence of a straight line, a semicircle, and a quarter of a circle.
The apartments had to be made comfortable for a couple with children. The wave-like shape of the balcony was taken as a certain constant – and these curves were repeated with the help of slatted partitions. Spectacular wood sequences determined the design of the internal partitions and all the furnishing elements. The general technique of alternating straight and curved lines gave the name to the project – Dritta-curva. Thin oak partitions create a pleasant effect of transparency between all areas: entrance, intermediate spaces, kitchen, and office. The wood is also used for most of the cabinetry, furniture, and of course the wood paneling that covers the entire wall along the hallway running next to the living room.
The choice of materials and colors in the interior was carried out together with the customers. In the process, an approach was developed based on the use of oak wood, contrasting with the white color of the walls. In some details, Calacatta marble inserts are visible – most often this is due to the requirements of the premises or a specific function.
In the master bedroom, a closet was placed right in the center: it acts as a headboard. From here you can access the bathroom. The children’s bedrooms and their bathrooms are similarly organized, but color has been added here to make the place more age-appropriate – even providing a little girl a shelter behind a large retractable textile wall surrounding her wardrobe.
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