Alessandro Ferro Architetto has recently updated a 60s home for a young couple in Syracuse, Italy
Affording excellent views of one of the most beautiful squares in Syracuse, and offering a lot of natural light, Alessandro Ferro enhanced the characteristics of the home by opening up the spaces. By demolishing almost all of the partition walls, the corridor was replaced with a central block that hosts a wardrobe in the area near the entrance, and a storage room in the back.
The design approach has enhanced the space, minimising the clutter of furniture and making it possible to fit a large living room, a kitchen passer, a cloakroom, a utility room, a laundry room, two bathrooms and two bedrooms into just 87 sq-m. The living space is characterised by a library in multilayer wood-coloured sugar paper, and a large cabinet has been installed behind the dining table to allow for extra storage.
The space distribution centre, highlighted by a change in the texture of the floor made from microconcrete, is elevated above the rest of the apartment to allow the insertion of an additional bathroom in the bedroom. Lighting is used as an architectural element throughout the home, with spotlights and LED bars following the main lines of the composition.