The client's brief programme included a whole living area composed by the entrance, the living room, the dining room, the kitchen with a small storage and a night area comprehensive of three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Due to the common property of the perimeter walls, they could not be modified and the architects have had to imagine this space as inside an untouchable box.
Despite the delicate existing structural masonry, protected by very strict rules to ensure the building against the earthquakes, the architects designed one whole and organic environment for the living area, realising a wide opening in the main internal wall. To make the most of the resources, they also decided for the most part to use plasterboard panels, a cheap material very adaptable at making complex shapes. Indeed the purpose of the project was to create a very fluid space by using enveloping surfaces based on the idea, inspired by Lucio Fontana's "spazialismo" concept, that spatial perception is like a reverberation of the currents created by shape inside a metaphorical harmonic field; so, every kind of architectural surface is like a sound box playing in a different way.
The resulting space had to be very dynamic and, as much as possible abstract, to avoid the feeling of being inside a traditional architectural box made of orthogonal surfaces. The architects wanted to create a surreal space. To achieve the goal they let the wood floorings rise to the walls and let the ceilings go down, creating the narrow cuts in which are settled the strips led for the lighting.