F29_ca’Morgana by Eutopiarch

F29_ca’Morgana is a minimalist penthouse house situated in Milan, Italy, designed in 2021 by Eutopiarch.

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The Fata Morgana is an optical phenomenon, a type of mirage, that occurs when rays of sunshine, passing by way of layers of various temperature, distort objects’ look, making them appear like floating, suspended in a fuzzy, dreamy fog.

​The idea for ca’MORGANA, stemmed from a really exact imaginative and prescient the proprietor had in thoughts because the starting: a undertaking linked to the environment the areas would infuse, greater than to bodily and programmatic features. The 2 flooring of the flat – the decrease residential degree and the above terrace – had been consequently approached and handled like two completely different layers in response to the Fata Morgana impact: collectively they might create the phantasm of a sandy, heat land, topped by a lush inexperienced oasis.

On the decrease flooring, to get the specified end result, the present linearity of the areas was modified by the addition or subtraction of volumes, giving a brand new rhythm to the flat’s surfaces. Partitions and flooring, inside and out of doors the house, had been then all colored in mild beiges: barely completely different shades of a peculiar sand tone play with the sunshine incoming from the quite a few home windows, making a gentle and welcoming environment.

The daytime and nighttime areas, laid on the alternative sides of the flat, are linked by an extended hall, with the construction of a classical gallery, the place an opaque wall, with a linear library stuffed with books, faces a extra porose one, characterised by a sequence of home windows, opened onto a steady balcony that surrounds the entire house.

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The three bedrooms are the one areas the place the unique parquet flooring was saved, but varnished in a hue just like the cement gently invading the remainder of the flat; the three loos are differentiated by the colors of the micro tiles overlaying the partitions.

The entire house is a tribute to a peculiar type of stylish minimalism, typical of the 90s: the simplicity and lack of ornament creates an aesthetic environment, enhanced by the presence of few however very particular contrasting items, each fashionable and from previous ages or far locations – comparable to daring lighting components, the gathering of vintage work, items of furnishings and different objects.

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