The apartment is located near Rione Prati, specifically in Via Poma in the historic center of Rome, a few steps from the suggestive dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. The house is located in the fourth building dating back to the 1930s, in which a rationalist intervention was subsequently carried out by Studio Valle. It is characterized by a large internal courtyard, enjoys a double exposure and consists of an entrance hall, living room, kitchen, two toilets, a hallway, a bedroom and a closet. The first objective of the project was to present spaces that were previously not very functional. The new distribution of these, in fact, provides for the insertion of two bathrooms, a set of a corridor, almost six meters long, which occupied a large part of the surface of the house. This corridor has therefore been transformed into a hallway of proportions, which gives access to the bedroom, considerably larger than the previous one, which was narrow and cramped. Therefore, the aforementioned transformation has allowed the expansion of the sleeping area and the creation of two new rooms.
The particularity of the project, which responds to one of the most important needs of our client, consists in the creation of a bookcase, the absolute protagonist in the space. In the living room, the walls that are “covered” with it are with a plasterboard veil, where a light source, given by LED strips, which gives the space singularity and refinement. The warm and bright atmosphere is obtained thanks to the contribution of natural light, filtered through large openings, which alternate in the walls, intersecting the shelves of the bookcase. The views thus favor an ideal space, for a perfect living area. To frame the living area, there is the Artemide floor lamp, Tolomeo, and the iconic armchair by Frau, thus creating a perfect synthesis between elegance and functionality. An important aspect of the design, in fact, is aimed at the details and furnishings that embellish the space, giving it a free and flexible use. Another feature of the apartment is given by the access doors to the services that merge with the wall. This wall, located on the right side of the entrance, which leads to the living area, directs the eye towards the existing doors, finely restored. The space is enhanced, with the exception of the kitchen and services, by a herringbone parquet, which has also been completely restored, which gives it a classic and timeless style. By contrast, the kitchen, with a minimal character, was made to measure by hand, and is made up of the neutral colors of white, combined with the gray of the Marazzi porcelain stoneware cladding. The restrooms are made up of simple, regular lines that embrace the dark colors of the stoneware slabs, giving the environment a refined, Marazzi minimalism. What you get is nothing but a space with balanced tones: clear and minimal lines that contrast with the color and warm atmosphere given by the parquet, for a result of a functional and at the same time harmonious environment, which goes perfectly with Italian design, elegant and contemporary.