As an art gallery, the smallest in Europe, a mini-apartment, fully equipped and finished with quality inserts. And 'the transformation that has seen players 25 square meters of a building years' 20 in the heart of Città Studi in Milan.
The newborn apartment, the result of a thorough study of needs, tastes and sensitivity of the patron, is the work of Milan Lives, architect company Martina Margaria, Specializing in the restoration and enhancement of small environments through space optimization and the search for added value in the details. The result of this type of design approach is fully furnished house, "turnkey", which combine functionality, comfort and aesthetics. The absolute star of the studio in Città Studi is the natural light that radiates the living area thanks to a large window around which develops the character of the entire space.
"What the redevelopment of small living spaces, rationalization of volumes up to the aesthetics of detail - explains Margaria - is a well-established trend in large cosmopolitan cities, and is also growing in Milan. The common denominators in all facets of this phenomenon is the need to build less to give new life to existing spaces and the realization that the luxury, comfort and sophistication can coexist with small volumes. Furnish in detail, following a studied path with those who will live the environment, is the aspect that makes this approach so much required. "
Indicated among the first and most original interpreters of "Prêt-à-habiter"Martina Margaria brings together in his business skills acquired abroad, in the nautical world and in that of luxury. The latter sector has enabled it to recognize and use the "added value" that the small objects or the finish may acquire, while the experience in the marine industry taught her to revolutionize spaces pursuing functionality.
The apartment in Città Studi
This studio is located in a rapidly evolving area thanks to the university sector. It is a Milanese area with an eclectic fabric, which blends the old with the contemporary of new buildings. A still purely residential area that preserves elegant period buildings, with sober refinement, like the one in question: a 20s building embellished in its internal common areas with decorated Palladian marble. The apartment is compact but bright, thanks above all to two large windows that overlook the planted courtyard and which represent the fulcrum of the project. The renovation work has rethought the spaces used as an art gallery to restore living dignity while maintaining some elements, such as the mezzanine (where the bed is located). To give space to an actually small room, furniture colors have been chosen that are capable of softly diffusing light, natural or artificial, and accessories capable of reflecting it in glass and steel.