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Apartment Renovation in Turin

The overall renovation project of the building started from the need to make visible the global spatiality of the original volume, eliminating any incongruous element. It was necessary to expand the spatial perception and the luminosity, with the awareness that every interior design must dialogue in particular with the “voids” to be convincing in the articulation of the “full”. On a technically level, we operated by subtraction: complete demolition of the finishes and of any pre-existing planks, elimination of the wooden false ceiling, bringing out the roof warping. The great vacuum thus obtained has allowed the new spaces to be articulated through a compositional program aimed at highlighting the large and small wooden warping of the cover.

The remarkable height of the environment has allowed the use of the balcony – study and the metal and wooden staircase to give readability to the new compositional disposition. The inclusion of a large – full-height – sliding window in opal glass and metal, placed in front of the existing window adjacent to the entrance, allows the lighting in the bathroom.
The insertion of a glass brick panel in the floor structure of the overlying top allows the light to penetrate below, indirectly illuminating the large Jacuzzi tub.

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  • Artom and zanotti associate architects

    Carlo Italo Zanotti was born in Cavarzere (Venice) on 25 June 1955. He graduated with honors from the Turin Polytechnic on July 17 1980 and completed his professional training at prestigious Turin studios. In 1981 in Paris, he completed his professional training at the Arch. J. P. Buffi architectural firm, collaborating in particular on the executive project of the Institute of French Culture in Lisbon. He opened his own studio in 1984 and in 1992 he founded the firm artom & zanotti associate architects with Anita Artom. Advisor of the Professional Association of Architects of the Province of Turin (1994/96) and delegated architect for the Public Authorities. Co-creator since 2005 with Merkurio Progetti Musicali of the event "Music and spaces, meetings between architecture and music" of which he is scientific manager of the architecture sector. Creator and organizer of the design workshops for the spaces dedicated to music "the sound and the space", in collaboration with the Foundation for Architects and the Polytechnic of Turin. Anita Artom was born in Asti on July 4, 1958. She graduated from the Polytechnic of Turin in 1984, supervisor Aimaro Isola. She completed her professional training at private studios in Turin, dealing mainly with Restoration and conservative rehabilitation of important historical buildings including the “Baronino Complex “ and “Le Vallere farmhouse” From 1984 to 1991 she collaborated with the arch. Carlo Italo Zanotti, dealing mainly with residential construction and public works. In 1992 she founded the firm artom & zanotti associate architects with Carlo Italo Zanotti. Carlo Italo Zanotti and Anita Artom  partacipated - by invitation - at the International Architecture Exhibition in Paris, Grande Halle de la Villette. Space Young Architects of the European Community (1990).

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