The initial destination of this room was cellar. This is the ground floor of a villa located in a hilly area in the upper part of the city of Noto, Sicily, Italy. An area of about 80 sqm to be rethought and shaped. In agreement with the owners, the choice was to create a unique environment capable of welcoming family and friends on weekends and holidays.
The surface has been divided into two areas: a dining-kitchen area and a living area. A toilet acts as a pivot between the two areas. The dining area is characterized by a long fitted wall which, when mixed with the cooking area, gives life to a single element where the shelves of the bookcase alternate with the wardrobe and kitchen doors. In the center, an island element also including the table. In the living room, the wall continues in front of the sofas with a large fireplace equipped with a wood compartment and a large LED TV. The lower part is a seat that connects the wall on the left and the large glass window that separates from the front garden.
Particular importance has been given to the bright atmosphere. Perimeter lights, pendant lights and cuts on the false ceiling with dimmable light help to differentiate the bright areas making the environment more versatile for various uses.
Location: Noto, Sicilia
Photo: Samuele Castiglione (Wede Studio)
Talking about Salvatore Spataro Architetto
Noto (Born 1981) Architect. Graduate with Honors, Università degli Studi di Firenze (University of Florence, Italy). From 2008 to 2016 he collaborated with Pierattelli Architetture In Florence, dealing with the design of hotels, private flats, office buildings. Co-founder of GGAF-Gruppo Giovani Architetti Firenze (GGAF-Young Architects Group Florence), and IMAKE (cultural association for the promotion of self-made design).With the publishing house LetteraVentidue Srl he has published What’s up- 15 young european architects” (Nov. 2012), and NEEDS- Architetture nei Paesi in Via di Sviluppo (NEEDS-Architecture in developing Countries), catalogue of the homonymous travelling exhibition inaugurated in Florence, March 2011. He has participated in numerous architecture and design competitions. In 2014 presents his first Design collection entitled “Design Meets Sicily”. A self-produced line born with the aim of reinterpreting – in an original way – elements and characters of Sicilian culture and tradition. In 2015, the BaroqEAT Collection was nominated for the “Compasso D’Oro Internazionale” in the “Design for Food and Local heritage” category. In 2016 he was among the selected Under 35 to participate in the XXI International Exhibition of the Milan Triennale. Since 2016 he is a consultant for the Linoleum Gomma Zanaga Srl company and in 2019 he has the Artistic direction of the Le Porcellane brand | Florence 1948.
He lives, works and dreams between Florence and Noto (SR).
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