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We are where we live

Two magical apartments in one

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large apartment located in the old centre of Turin, northwest Italy, is the home of Chiara and her son Francesco. Two apartments in one: two interconnecting apartments, which if need be can be turned into one large home.

Architect Fabio Fantolino was inspired by revolving theatrical sets, and how they can be quickly adjusted to suit different requirements. Fabio has manipulated the existing floorplan to satisfy the clients’ need to have a certain degree of privacy and freedom. In fact, the whole scheme revolves around a sort of magical curtain: when opened it shows a classically elegant space, when closed it forms two self-contained apartments.

Classic aesthetics, bespoke furniture, hand finished flooring and great attention to detail; this gives visual consistency. However, different style contaminations add a personal feel to each space. Chiara’s apartment is inspired by the fifties, decorated using velvets and feminine colours, whereas Francesco’s flat references the vibrancy of the sixties. What’s more, both styles blend in seamlessly with the apartment’s historical surroundings.

 

Refurbishment and interior design project: Studio di architettura Fabio Fantolino Torino-Milano
For more information visit www.fabiofantolino.com
Photos courtesy: Studio di Architettura Fabio Fantolino. Photo Giorgio Possenti.

 

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