Italian practice Punto Zero has skillfully executed a renovation project for an apartment situated in a captivating 17th Century building in Rome’s lively Monti neighborhood. This impressive transformation flawlessly combines modern elements with a profound appreciation for its historical origins. The architects have meticulously worked on the existing layout of the three spaces that comprise the house, creating a brand new one that exudes a distinct ambiance.
The space is illuminated by vibrant splashes of color, giving rise to “two distinct personalities: the vibrant and open ‘public’ area, which overlooks a quaint street in the neighborhood, and the more intimate ‘private’ space, adorned with small windows that offer glimpses of the internal courtyards and rooftops of the district. “The two spaces maintain a visual and spatial connection with each other,” as the architects eloquently describe.
Thus, the first living room houses a pink and blue capsule conceived as a reading corner, along with a wall wardrobe and a shades of green small guest bathroom.
Continuing, the dining room shows a floor redesigned with the original “cementine” reassembled according to the new plant, which then leave room for the monochromatic resin, to mark the transition to the kitchen, framed by a glass passage. Two totems in cobalt blue that contain fridge and oven – jokingly called “Scilla and Cariddi” – welcome us at the entry.
Last of the sequence, you meet the bedroom, an essential space that embraces the bed area, and a closet that divides it from the en suite bathroom.
To underline the link with the dense history of the former architecture, some original elements, such as floors, ceilings and doors have been recovered and reintegrated in the project, and put in dialogue with new, plastics and chrome presences in a vibrant amalgam that echoes the ironic, excessive, romantic and nostalgic cinema of Almodovàr” –