An interior architecture project in Milan
by Marialaura Irvine
My design approach in interior architecture is to try to create a balance between sharing and privacy. The aim is to open up spaces and make people perceive the totality of the surface and light that a living environment can generate. Thus creating a visual spatiality that opens up the thinking and creativity of the people who inhabit it. The space then closes when necessary to create islands of privacy. Like a theatre, the home becomes a stage for choices.
Daniele and Valentina’s flat is an example of simplicity that honours space light and matter. Starting from the entrance, one finds oneself in a single large space with double exposure that creates zones of conviviality: living room, dining room and kitchen. The element that unites the different zones is a long clay wall containing different elements: shelves, storage units and sliding panels, on whose surfaces I applied MATTEOBRIONI’s TerraVista Liscio Cannella raw earth finishing plaster
Like a theatrical backdrop, the sliding elements lead to the discovery of different and strictly divided rooms. On one side the private master space with study, bedroom, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom, and on the other the space dedicated to the children with bedrooms and bathrooms. The play of sliding walls thus generates unexpected visual openings, which change the perception of space.
For the kitchen and bathrooms we chose my Loom and Psaico collections designed for M+.
Photography by Natalia Garcia