Living through the history of Milan

Flaviano Capriotti Architetti completely redesigns a flat located on one of the high floors of the Torre al Parco by Vico Magistretti and Franco Longoni. Inhabited by a young professional couple and art collectors, the flat is located in the centre of Milan, within a 20-storey residential architecture, symbol of an era, which rises on the edge of Sempione Park as one of the most outstanding examples of Milanese living.

With a functional approach that respects the context Flaviano Capriotti has realised sophisticated interiors, also designing some custom-made furniture. The original finishes have mostly been preserved: it is a noble material such as marble that traces the various domestic spaces, alternating with herringbone parquet, levelled and honed. On the whole, the stylistic choice was to create a dialogue with Magistretti’s architecture, preserving intact that concept of a bourgeois home, sober and refined, where the high quality of the materials and the functionality of the spaces play a central role.

The entrance is configured as a small art gallery with the works of art in the foreground and is characterised by a very soft diffused light obtained thanks to the oval ceiling breakthrough, conceived by the architect as a reference to Lucio Fontana’s Spatialist movement.
Next to the entrance is the study lined by a bookcase in light brushed elm with backs lacquered in cherry red, containing a collection of early literary works, a series of small sculptures, books and design objects.

The large, bright living area, divided from the dining area by a slim-profile oak casket door, has neutral tones alternating with darker details that recall the veining of the marble.
The kitchen, with its clean, essential lines, plays on the alternation of black and white.
The master bedroom, a guest room, a wardrobe area, and four bathrooms complete the dwelling, among which the one with the floor and washbasin in polished Travertino Navona marble, which gives a soft effect to the entire environment, stands out.
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Project: apartment at Torre al Parco
Studio: Flaviano Capriotti Architects
Location: Milan, Italy
Photo: Andrés Otero