SG House is a project of interior design by Michelangelo Olivieri, founder of m12 AD, architecture and design studio in Corato, in the province of Bari. Just in Corato, the apartment object of the intervention is located, a project that has constituted a great challenge for the study.
Clean, clean spaces, where everything is in its place. Parallel lines guide the gaze towards the key points of the space. Natural materials that intersect perfectly with each other, like in a haute couture dress: the wood, protagonist, is embellished with natural stone details, or framed by a dark background in porcelain stoneware or black slate, which makes the texture stand out .
"SG House is a tailor-made" dress ". This project really represented a great test. The client asked us not to touch the internal partitions and also had already chosen independently some materials such as dark porcelain stoneware. The result was a work to re-stitch the spaces through an important cabinet-making operation. We have designed everything (or almost) and distorted the positioning of the materials, bringing the covering to take on an important ornamental role, "says Michelangelo Olivieri.
In fact, all the spaces have been defined and made unique and elegant by a very fine cabinet-making intervention. The wall units, the wardrobes, the containers, as well as being decorative, act as partitions of the space and reveal internal functional elements such as appliances and utensils.
The kitchen / living area presents an extreme regularity of shapes, given by white and essential wall cabinets, which contrasts with the circularity of some elements such as the large chandelier, the seats and the large wall clock, furnishings that coexist in absolute harmony of shapes and colors.
The unique setting designed by Michelangelo Olivieri, sees a succession of modules in glossy white lacquered mdf, which act as a counterpoint to a wall equipped with irregular, curved shapes, in which full parts are flanked by open compartments in champagne-colored enamelled metal, as if to draw a decorative motif that plays between full and empty and extends like a ribbon in the corridor of the sleeping area.
The equipped wall is unrolled in parallel with a natural stone wall cladding by Trani, a contrast of materials and shapes with a significant aesthetic factor. The top kitchen is made of Stone Italiana® reconstituted quartz and all the containers, including the trompe l'oeil ones inserted into the porcelain stoneware wall, are equipped with a push and pull closing system. At the center of the room, stands a Stone Italiana® snack area, complete with practical and informal stools, together with a table with Burmese Teak top and extensible enamelled metal base, designed by m12 AD and created by local artisans.
The imposing porcelain stoneware wall blends with natural stone and is mirrored in a precious Burmese Teak parquet, almost creating an oxymoron with the deliberately glacial appearance of the materials that decorate the walls. A minimalism in which the balanced contrast between white and black, is made dynamic by soft earthy hues, giving the interior a variety of colors and lighting effects.
Even the solution designed for the bathroom has the same characteristics: we find in fact the combination of materials and colors seemingly opposite, but that blend perfectly in an elegant and functional mix. The black slate wall is visually "broken" by a bathroom in a dazzling optical white, always in essence and stone. The floor is in parquet, a symbol of welcoming a home and those who live there.
The sartorial elegance is also visible in the details that characterize the sleeping area, where every element, from the backlit lambris that serves as the headboard, to the structure of the bed, up to the wardrobes, has been specially designed by Michelangelo Olivieri and made of brushed oak and open pore lacquered.
SG House, like all the projects of m12 AD, combines the purity of contemporary design with particular attention to eco-sustainability and energy efficiency. In fact, the walls of the apartment have been insulated with polystyrene sheets with graphite additives, a solution able to guarantee high interior comfort. The graphite particles encapsulated inside the material absorb and reflect the infrared by neutralizing the heat radiation. In addition to this insulation, the bedroom wall has been covered with cork, natural and sustainable soundproofing.
SG House also offers solutions that limit the environmental impact of consumption, such as exclusively LED lighting, PVC thermal break frames and floor radiant panels combined with the use of a condensation boiler, a combination that allows a reduction in consumption of gas up to 25-30%.
Photo credit: Peppe Volpe