Set within the Italian capital’s Appio Latino quarter, the mid-century one-bedroom condo already had Venetian stone flooring.
La Macchina Studio uncovered them and enlisted native craftsmen to revive the terrazzo, whereas the condo was reworked right into a “surreal set the place actuality and fiction coexist in a quasi-theatrical scene”.
“With Retroscena, we needed to reinforce the irreverent and surreal nature of the architectural story,” mentioned studio founders Gianni Puri and Enrica Siracusa.
“It’s inextricably linked to its photographic alter-ego by taking part in with color contrasts, graphic motifs and surprising incursions.”
Partitions and sure components have been painted vivid white, to create a impartial backdrop for the graphic pops of color.
An arched doorway and a low, midcentury-style cupboard within the dwelling space are painted an identical vivid blue.
A pair of zesty lemon-yellow cloth curtains might be pulled throughout to separate the dwelling space from the kitchen diner and display screen off the door to the balcony.
The arching doorway juts out nearly a metre from the wall, screening the kitchen furnishings from the view of the hallway. The blue-lacquered wooden marks the doorway to the bed room.
A crimson wall-hanging positioned above the couch marks one other splash of main color.
One other doorway set flush to the wall opens to disclose the two-room toilet. Within the first room, a shower and bathe are all surrounded by sq. ceramic white tiles, set in darkish grouting to create a graphic verify mosaic.
A sharp arched doorway results in the second half of the toilet, the place a bathroom and a bidet face one another throughout a sink, which is framed by the arch.
Peacock-blue enamelled partitions and a dimmable ring mild mirror above the sink add to the theatrical styling of the toilet.
Within the bed room, the ground has a ruddy hue, the results of a brick-red micro cement remedy utilized by La Macchina Studio. A low-hanging orb-style pendant mild and peach velvet curtains create a softer aesthetic.
Pinkish cement flooring additionally differentiates the entryway. Constructed-in white wardrobes within the hallway conceal a hidden room that’s used as a examine.
La Macchina Studio was based by Puri and Siracusa in 2013 and is predicated in Rome.
Images is by Paolo Fusco.