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 an area rapidly changing thanks to allied university. Milan is an area with eclectic fabric that blends well the ancient with the contemporary new construction. A purely residential area that still retains elegant period buildings, the sober sophistication, like the one in question: a stable years' 20 embellished in its internal common areas in marble Palladian decorated. The apartment is compact but bright, thanks to two large windows that overlook the courtyard planted and which is the backbone of the project. The renovation has rethought the spaces used as an art gallery to return decent housing, while retaining some elements, such as the loft (home of the bed). To give spaciousness to a really small room were chosen furnishing colors able to spread with soft light, natural or artificial, and accessories can reflect it in glass and steel.