“Everything was designed with the intention of disappearing, since space is the real protagonist and welcomes within it the sweetness of the Montefeltro hills”
The 150-square meter penthouse is the achievement of a multi-level tailored renovation. The client’s desire to have a fluid and continuous space characterized by diverse materials has led to the selection of special finishes and furnishings. The attic floor deletion, which previously divided the top floor from the attic, also highlighted by the strong chromatic choices that define the two levels, has almost doubled the volume in the house’s living area, making it airy and elegant.
A balcony that runs along the entire west wing connects the two living areas (the living room and the dining room), creating a continuum between exterior and interior and amplifying the large open space
This continuity is also emphasized by the cement mortar floor which extends over the entire walkable surface as a single slab, continuing outdoors where it becomes drainage and is distinguished by a larger diameter grain size
The minimalism created by the floor can also be found in the kitchen and in the choice of its finishes. Within the kitchen only the cuts of the vertical cabinets and the grooves of the drawers of the central island, which stands out in the middle of the room like a monolith, are evident
The flush-to-wall doors, with the absence of trim, follow the same minimalist concept and make the space even more fluid. This feature is also emphasized by the use of a floor heating and cooling system powered by a photovoltaic system, which does not include any type of wall module
Within the design, the choice of the chromatic scale enhances the sense of openness and continuity of the spaces. Working with grey scale material has allowed us to avoid strong broken effects; the same fireplace is so integrated into the wall that it is in perfect symbiosis with it. The third dimension is perceived only by the presence of a sharp and precise cut that gives dynamism to the entire composition
The choice of lighting helps to enhance the color contrasts as in the corridor where a play of light and shadows marks the path, drawing signs that are completely similar to slits on the walls. The only element that goes beyond the refined minimalism is the large chandelier in the living area, as if to indicate that the center of the house is located there.
Talking About L2
At the beginning of 2020, Luigi Brenna and Lorenzo Galvani, who met through Archinapsi, decided to collaborate on various projects, finding themselves complementary in terms of skills and sensitivity. In 2022, they decided to present themselves together under the name of L2 Architecture & Design while not erasing their individual identities.
Affected and inspired by the historical and natural beauty of Montefeltro, Lorenzo Galvani decided to enroll in the year 2000, in the Industrial Design Course at the La Sapienza University of Rome’s School of Architecture, where he graduated with a specialization in furniture and interior design. Thus began his collaboration with Cà Belli luce s.a.s. where he learned methods of stone and lighting. Later, he approached the world of interior design by setting up public spaces such as offices, shops and private spaces. In 2010, together with his older brother, an architect, he decided to give life to Quadrastudio, whose goal is to put a “sartorial” design at the work’s center, where detail and research have made it possible to obtain recognition and appreciation among customers and others.
Luigi Brenna graduated in architecture from Milan Polytechnic before getting a doctorate in Industrial Design at the same university where, since 2005, he has been teaching as a lecturer. Currently, he teaches the courses Metaproject and Visual Elements for the school. After graduation, some internship experiences at Milanese studios allowed him to acquire the necessary experience to open his own studio that ranges from interior renovation projects, to the design of bespoke furniture and the restoration of entire condominium facades. Co-founder of Archinapsi (network of project professionals) and of the Urbanizer cultural association which promoted service design initiatives for the improvement of urban life, he is always looking for new stimuli to develop his own design skills in different areas. The passion for drawing and painting have always accompanied him and his “Urban Portraits. Milano ”, exhibited on several occasions, are appreciated by a wide audience.
Location: Sassocorvaro (PU)
Total surface area: 150 m2
Project by L2
Photos Credit: Simone Tommasini
Fireplace: Antonio Lupi