MANTOVA: NEW LIFE WITH SECRET GARDEN
Residential private house
The location of the house is Mantova, Italy where is so famous with it's story. Our inspiration has been putting together the 500th centuries art(frescoues) and architecture(the building and the house)with today's trends design and technology with a contemporary vision.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Project "Mantova" consist of restoration of a XVI century house, including the exterior part and the garden. The goal was to reveal the soul of the building, the structure, the story of the house, the frescoes found on the walls and under main wooden ceilings. The effort consists in mixing the local artisan skills, art and latest tecnology: clima system, light control, home automation, audio-video. All is hidden to give space to the family. The past come to a new life, the design furniture and details are here matched together looking for the perfection.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Duration: September 2011-May 2013
Pubblished in the Sptember issue Elle Decor Italia 2014
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Fully integrated Clima control units in the bespoke furniture and in the walls. Under floor heating. Cemento Resina on the walls to absorb old walls structure. Home automation and light control. Flos lighting system with warm light. Steel custom made cemtral stair with integrated light led strip and made to measure stone steps. custom made mirror surface to enlarge the space and focus on frescoes. Roof light windows, automatic control, give natural light in all the bathroom. fine modern design taps and faucets and sanitary with matt surface effect for a perfect material integration. hidden automatic lift alonf the 3 floors.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
house, residentialhouse, interiordesign, restoration, oldandmoderndesign, boffi, flos, agape, garden, cassina, flexform, details, stairs, steel, light, resina, cemento, wood
When the architects of the studio went to house to make the survey, it's been discovered that there were frescouses in some walls of the house and they discovered that they had to make an observation of the fescouses to the professionals to understand their importance. Afterwards, it's been decided to keep them and integrate to the new house, projected by our studio.
The challenge was to bring as much light into the building, originated by a medival structure with small windows. A specific simulation was realized on site to show a new window profile typology to the authorities for art and architecture protection. a long work was coordinated with the restoration team to save as much as possible the frescoes and to replicate the correct material effect on the new walls. All the mechanical and electrical system has been studied to be minimized and fully integrated in the furniture so to avoid extra walls openings. all materials as stone and wood have been selected from "old construction material" so to respect the spirit of the place. in contrast all the design furniture are from the finest and minimal brand. All details have been designed and tested with the goal to realize a perfect art work.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Davide Cerini Architect Design Director, Federica Albè Interior Designer and Sandra Minuzzo Architect Phd
Image #1: Ph. Max Zambelli / Dining room / vetrinen 45° Ron Arad for Molteni & C, Table by Angelo Mangiarottifrom Agape, chairs CH20 Hans J.Wegner, Lamp from DePadova, service table from Artek. Floor in antique oak oil finish.
Image #2: Ph. Max Zambelli / Kitchen / Boffi design kitchen realized by Cerini Arredamenti sas / mirror on top hide air conditioning system, table and chair from Vitra, lamp from George Nelson.
Image #3: Ph. Max Zambelli / steel and stone staircase / realized by Officine Donini and MG Marmi it claimb 3 floors changing geometry to allign to original wooden structure, light strip hidden under hand rail transform it into a lamp
Image #4: Ph. Max Zambelli / Guest Toilet / incorporate the frescoes with the special made pastina di cemento wall finish from HD Resine, faucets and toilet accessories from Agape.
Image #5: Ph. Max Zambelli / privat garden / teak wood pergola with table from Kettal and coloured chairs from Vitra, the floor is in floating grey stone strips aligned with the grass.
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