It is a project entailing an early 1900s industrial complex consisting of pavilions defined by round arches.
The building is re-defined to convert into a loft/atelier for a young artist.
The idea of a place including both home and work perfectly defines the average Sicilian mindset, which generally focuses on the search of a working place in the proximity of the home, hence Casa&Putìa (Home&Workshop).
The area that involves the design intervention is organised on two levels. Level 0 develops on approximately 550 m², where the pavilions articulate around the central patio system. This part is entirely dedicated to the private residence on an approximate 400 m² floor area. The connective entrance space provides a double access to the living area and the atelier, located at level 1.
The starting point of the intervention is the analysis of the belatedly built infill walls, which close the round arches at level 0. The first step is to free the arches from the infill walls to recreate the original structure and continue with the new distribution of the internal spaces connected to the central patio.
The definition of the spatial division at level 0 is determined by the double bed size located in the master bedroom. The bed is conceived as an item that sets a criterion also for the box structure containing the toilet/bookcase and the open kitchen.
The project entails a minimal intervention on the partitions (as in the toilet/bookcase). A 25 mt wardrobe defines the services volume containing the kitchen columns, bookcase and shower located in the living area, the toilet and wardrobes in the master bedroom and the wc in the same room.
A completely separated section, made of a dependence and a small relax area/hammam, is positioned at the opposite side of the patio.
Level 1 is designated to the atelier.
Residential + Studio – Interior Design
Surface 750 m – 2 level