Turin, Italy

Apartment renovation

The apartment, located on the second floor of an historical building in Turin’s city centre, was renovated for a new owner.

The exsiting apartment was built around a central wide entrance area serving all the rooms.  Private spaces and public spaces were separated in a very inefficient manner.

In order to solve the spatial problems construction works were focused on demolitions of few non-bearing walls to create an open public space facing on both sides of the building and filled with natural light.

A 9 meters long joinery cabinet wall was built to separate the apartment’s public spaces from its private spaces, this joinery wall would hold storage and services that would serve its adjacent spaces and terminates with a bookcase and a bench beneath the living room window. An hidden concealed door connects the two areas.

The existing cement tile and timber planks flooring were preserved fulfilling the demolished wall paths with a neutral grey cement and leaving visible the previous apartment layout.