SG House is a project of interior design by Michelangelo Olivieri, founder of m12 AD, Architectural firm and design of Corato, in the province of Bari. Just in Corato, the apartment is situated intervention, a project that has been a big challenge for the study.
clean rooms, net, where everything is in its place. parallel lines lead the eye towards the key points of the space. natural materials that intersect with each other to perfection, as in a dress haute couture: the wood, the protagonist, is embellished with natural stone details, or framed by a dark background or black slate porcelain stoneware, which highlights the texture .
"SG House is a" dress "made to measure. This project has really been a great test. The commission had asked us not to touch the internal partition walls and also had already chosen independently some materials such as dark porcelain. The result is a work of mending the spaces through a major intervention of cabinetmaking. We designed everything (or almost) and upset the positioning of materials carrying the coating to assume an important decorative role, "says Michelangelo Olivieri.
All spaces have been defined and made unique and elegant with a fine intervention of cabinetmaking. The wall units, the cupboards, containers, as well as being decorative, they act as space dividers and reveal its internal functional elements, such as appliances and utensils.
The kitchen / living area has an extreme regularity of forms, by cupboards and essential to white wall, which is opposed to the circularity of some elements such as the large chandelier, the seating and the large wall clock, furnishings that coexist in absolute harmony of shapes and colors.
The unique environment designed by Michelangelo Olivieri, sees a series of modules in MDF gloss white lacquer, which are a counterpoint to a wall equipped with irregular shapes, curves, where floods parts are juxtaposed with compartments for champagne-colored enameled metal, as if to draw a decorative motif that plays between full and empty and which extends like a ribbon, from the hallway of the sleeping area.
The wall system unfolds in parallel to a wall covering in natural stone of Trani, contrast materials and shapes from significant aesthetic factor. The top kitchen is recomposed quartz Stone Italiana® and all containers, including those included in trompe l'oeil porcelain stoneware wall, have fitted with the push and pull. At the center of the room, snacks dominate an area in Stone Italiana®, accompanied by practical and informal stools, along with a table top in Burmese Teak and base extendable enameled metal, designed by m12 ADe made by local artisans.
The imposing porcelain stoneware wall, merges with natural stone and is reflected in a precious parquet Burmese Teak, almost creating an oxymoron with the deliberately glacial appearance of materials decorating the walls. A minimalism in which the balanced contrast between white and black, is made dynamic by soft earthy shades, giving the interior a variety of colors and light effects.
The solution designed for the bathroom has the same characteristics: in fact we find the combination of seemingly opposite materials and colors, but that blend seamlessly into an elegant and functional mix. The wall in black slate, is "broken" visually by a bathroom furniture in a dazzling white light, always in wood and stone. The floor is parquet, the reception symbol of a house and its inhabitants.
The sartorial elegance is also visible in the details that characterize the sleeping area, where every element, from the backlit paneling that serves as a headboard to the bed structure, up to the cabinets, was specially designed by Michelangelo Olivieri and made of brushed oak lacquered open pore.
SG House, like all m12 AD projects, approaches the purity of contemporary design also special attention to eco-sustainability and energy efficiency. The apartment's walls in fact, have been insulated with polystyrene admixed graphite plates, solution able to ensure a high internal comfort. The encapsulated graphite particles within the material, they absorb and reflect infrared neutralizing the heat radiation. In addition to the insulation, the bedroom wall was covered with cork, natural and sustainable soundproofing.
SG House also presents solutions which limit the environmental impact of consumption, as the only lighting LED, PVC window frames with a thermal break and radiant floor panels united to the use of a condensing boiler, which combination allows a reduction in consumption gas up to 25-30%.
Photo credit: Peppe Volpe