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Lines and curves

In one of those fine buildings that often characterise the Roman building scene in the 1970s, architect Filippo Bombace has developed a renovation project for the home of a couple with children. The simple but effective geometric sequence of the straight line, semicircle and quarter circle becomes the layout of the operation, defining the design of the interior partitions and all the furnishing elements that complete the home in a manner consistent with the outdoor spaces.

Moving on to the definition of the materials and colours used in the project, we opted for an approach based substantially on the use of oak wood contrasting with the white of the walls. The living area has been divided up by delicate but effective partitions in oak wood partitions which create a pleasant see-through effect, defining the entrance, the distribution areas, the kitchen and the study. Oak is also used for most of the cupboards, furniture and especially the slatted boiserie covering the long wall bordering the corridor that runs along the living area.

The master suite, characterised by a wardrobe in the middle of the room which serves as the headboard, has direct access to the bathroom through a sliding panel which reveals first the free-standing bathtub, then the large shower area, the double washbasin station and finally, in a secluded area, the sanitary fittings. The children’s bedrooms and bathrooms are also organised according to the design philosophy, appropriately interpreted in the colours most appropriate for their age. The house seems to have its own rhythm, its own flow of movement that permeates every room and characterises the space in a game of straight and curved openings. 

For further information please visit www.filippobombace.com

CREDITS

Project: Straight-curved house
Architect: Filippo Bombace (oficina de arquitectura)
Photo: Serena Eller