SG House is a project of interior design by Michelangelo Olivieri, founder of m12 AD, an architecture and design studio in Corato, in the province of Bari. The apartment object of the intervention is located in Corato, a project that represented a great challenge for the studio.
Clean, clear-cut spaces, where everything is in its place. Parallel lines guide the gaze to key points in space. Natural materials that intersect each other perfectly, as in a haute couture dress: wood, the protagonist, is embellished with details in natural stone, or framed by a dark background in porcelain stoneware or black slate, which brings out the texture .
“SG House is a tailor-made“ suit ”. This project was a really great test. The client asked us not to touch the internal partitions and also had already independently chosen some materials such as dark porcelain stoneware. The result was a work of mending the spaces through an important cabinet-making intervention. We designed everything (or almost everything) and upset the positioning of the materials, bringing the cladding 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 equipped walls, wardrobes, containers, in addition to being decorative, act as space dividers and reveal functional elements inside, such as appliances and utensils.
The kitchen / living area has 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 environment designed by Michelangelo Olivieri, sees a succession of modules in glossy white lacquered mdf, which act as a counterpoint to an equipped wall with irregular, curved shapes, in which full parts are flanked by open compartments in champagne-colored enamelled metal almost to design a decorative motif that plays between solids and voids and extends, like a ribbon, to the corridor of the sleeping area.
The equipped wall unrolls in parallel to a wall covering in natural stone from Trani, a contrast of materials and shapes with a significant aesthetic factor. The kitchen worktop is in Stone Italiana® recomposed 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. In the center of the room, a snack area in Stone Italiana® dominates, accompanied by practical and informal stools, together with a table with Burmese teak top and extendable enamelled metal base, designed by m12 ADe made by local artisans.
The imposing wall in porcelain stoneware blends with natural stone and is reflected in a precious Burmese teak parquet, as if to create an oxymoron with the deliberately glacial aspect of the materials that decorate the walls. A minimalism in which the balanced contrast between black and white is made dynamic by soft earthy shades, giving the interiors a variety of colors and light effects.
Even the solution designed for the bathroom has the same characteristics: in fact we find the combination of apparently opposite materials and colors, but which blend perfectly in an elegant and functional mix. The black slate wall is visually "broken" by a bathroom furniture in a dazzling optical white, always in essence and stone. The floor is parquet, a symbol of welcome for a home and for those who live there.
The sartorial elegance is also visible in the details that characterize the sleeping area, in which every element, from the backlit lambris that acts as a headboard, to the bed frame, up to the wardrobes, was specially designed by Michelangelo Olivieri and made of brushed oak and open pore lacquered.
SG House, like all m12 AD projects, combines the purity of contemporary design with a particular attention to eco-sustainability and energy efficiency. In fact, the walls of the apartment have been insulated with polystyrene plates with graphite additives, a solution capable of guaranteeing high internal comfort. The graphite particles encapsulated within the material absorb and reflect infrared rays, neutralizing the radiation of heat. In addition to this insulation, the bedroom wall was covered with cork, a natural and sustainable soundproofing.
SG House also presents solutions that limit the environmental impact of consumption, such as exclusively LED lighting, PVC windows with thermal break and radiant floor panels combined with the use of a condensing boiler, a combination that allows a reduction in consumption. of gas up to 25-30%.
Photo credit: Peppe Volpe