Icon Architects interior design among the rooftops of Turin

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Icon Architects interior design among the rooftops of Turin


The residential interior design by the Icon studio in Turin can be considered a manifesto of the architects’ modus operandi. The project was carried out in the Porta Susa area, in an area characterized by buildings dating back to the 1930s and a number of fine Art Nouveau constructions, located near the city center and just a few steps away from the Intesa Sanpaolo skyscraper designed by Renzo Klavier. The lofts located on the top floor of an elegant 1930s building have been completely transformed by the studio Icona Architetti to become a cozy and refined family residence with a view over the city rooftops.
The stereotypical image of a dark attic was immediately dispelled by an architectural design that maximized natural lighting thanks to ample skylights in the ceiling and the large transparent window that shows the interior rooms of the large panoramic pocket – terrace, a bright heart around which the apartment is built. The internal heights of the various rooms have been increased using a new laminated timber roof covered with sheet metal slats that respects the original aesthetics of the period building. A succession of more than twenty skylights, each with a small balcony, defines the perimeter of the residence to obtain additional light and establish significant new views of the landscape. In order not to create a discontinuity with the image of the existing building, the architects placed the new openings respecting the existing alignment of the building facade. In the internal distribution of spaces, the sleeping and living areas are well differentiated, with the areas dedicated to socializing and living distributed along the axis of the building’s spine wall.Furniture and architectural solutions are designed and adapted to the smallest detail with meticulous care to respect the client’s wishes and fit harmoniously into the overall project, culminating in the staircase that connects the main floor to the turret. The staircase is a true contemporary sculpture designed by the architects in every technical and constructional detail. The turret is an additional structure placed on top of the building and generated by the extrusion of the staircase; it houses the master bedroom and is a privileged vantage point over the landscape and rooftops of the city.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Images courtesy of Icona Architetti Associati, photo by Monica Spezia styling Maya Vazzoler

Project Name: M51
Location: Turin, Italy
Architects: Icona Architetti Associati
Photo Monica Spezia Styling Maya Vazzoler

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