EXISTENZ MINIMUM- Palermo House A223

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Studio DiDeA converted a former brick manufacturing facility located in an historical building in downtown Palermo into a residential interior: a tiny loft with clever storage and space-saving solutions featuring double-height spaces and a black steel staircase

The two storey loft has a longitudinal development (3 meters x11) with a groin vaulted ceiling.
The designers had to face some obstacles mainly due to the small size and to the lack of natural lighting -the apartment takes sunlight only from two high industrial windows opening on an internal courtyard. For this reason all of the furniture is custom made to to create a comfortable and cohesive interior environment fulfilling the owner's practical and aesthetic needs.

The choice to use light coloured materials brightens the space.

From the internal courtyard an industrial iron door provides access to the ground floor where there are the kitchen, dining and living room and a small bathroom.

The steel staircase takes centre stage, conceived as a functional volume encasing an understair kitchen closet, whose main feature is its deep grey colour. The kitchen cabinetry was designed to optimize the space. It can be opened and become a fully equipped cooktop and kitchen sink with a drop-leaf opening table. The dining zone features an oak dining table underlined by a pendant light; from here a small living zone is organized through a sofa placed in front of a tripartite unit made from oak built into the wall.

The stair -whose first 4 steps realized in oak wood provide extra storage space – leads to the night zone on the first level with the bedroom overlooking the double eight, walk-in closet and bathroom.

In contrast to the resin flooring of the first level the night zone features an oak wooden parquet flooring except for the bathroom.

The groin vaulted ceiling is enhanced trough lighting spots placed at the base of the arches.The headboard behind the bed works acts as separating panel with the walk-in closet.

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The cromatic palette is essential: black and deep grey for the staircase and some accessories; light oak wood for the furniture and flooring, and light grey for the resign flooring. Photo  of EXISTENZ MINIMUM- Palermo House A223 modern homeView Photos

The cromatic palette is essential: black and deep grey for the staircase and some accessories; light oak wood for the furniture and flooring, and light grey for the resign flooring.

The ground floor features a grey resin flooring referring to the industrial past of the building; Photo 2 of EXISTENZ MINIMUM- Palermo House A223 modern homeView Photos

The ground floor features a grey resin flooring referring to the industrial past of the building;

The kitchen cabinetry was designed to optimize the space. It can be opened and become a fully equipped cooktop and kitchen sink with a drop-leaf opening table.  Photo 3 of EXISTENZ MINIMUM- Palermo House A223 modern homeView Photos

The kitchen cabinetry was designed to optimize the space. It can be opened and become a fully equipped cooktop and kitchen sink with a drop-leaf opening table.

The steel staircase takes centre stage, conceived as a functional volume encasing an understair kitchen closet, whose main feature is its deep grey colour Photo 4 of EXISTENZ MINIMUM- Palermo House A223 modern homeView Photos

The steel staircase takes centre stage, conceived as a functional volume encasing an understair kitchen closet, whose main feature is its deep grey colour

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Sofa, Ceiling Lighting, Floor Lighting, Table Lighting, and Pendant Lighting. All furniture is made of oak wood except the staircase volume made entirely of black steel. Photo 6 of EXISTENZ MINIMUM- Palermo House A223View Photos

All furniture is made of oak wood except the staircase volume made entirely of black steel.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Storage, Accent Lighting, and Medium Hardwood Floor. the night zone on the first level with the bedroom overlooking the double eight
 Photo 7 of EXISTENZ MINIMUM- Palermo House A223View Photos

the night zone on the first level with the bedroom overlooking the double eight

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Wardrobe, Accent Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, and Medium Hardwood Floor. In contrast to the resin flooring of the first level the night zone features an oak wooden parquet flooring except for the bathroom. Photo 8 of EXISTENZ MINIMUM- Palermo House A223View Photos

In contrast to the resin flooring of the first level the night zone features an oak wooden parquet flooring except for the bathroom.

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, and Pendant Lighting. The wall unit, the built in closet are conceived as functional elements and partialy built into walls to save space. Photo 9 of EXISTENZ MINIMUM- Palermo House A223View Photos

The wall unit, the built in closet are conceived as functional elements and partialy built into walls to save space.

Modern home with Bath Room. The Bathroom Photo 10 of EXISTENZ MINIMUM- Palermo House A223View Photos

The Bathroom

Credits

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Architect
  • Studio DiDeA
Interior Design
  • Studio DiDeA

Overview

Style
  • Industrial
  • Year
  • 2017