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  7. Tile and Concrete / Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz

Tile and Concrete / Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz

  • 01:00 - 2 December, 2011
Tile and Concrete / Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz
Tile and Concrete / Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz, © Francesco Di Gregorio
© Francesco Di Gregorio

© Francesco Di Gregorio © Francesco Di Gregorio © Francesco Di Gregorio © Francesco Di Gregorio +24

From the architect. Located in Lasagnana, on a tiny street in the middle of Val Parma, the ground level of a former stable has been converted into an apartment / studio for a young couple.

© Francesco Di Gregorio
© Francesco Di Gregorio

Dimensions and shapes come from the position of existing elements: windows, walls and columns.

The strongest element of the stable was for us the “whole space”.

© Francesco Di Gregorio
© Francesco Di Gregorio

A bathroom is the only volume added, completely covered in white 10x10 cm tiles that bring light and uniformity. It is a freestanding structure where space has been turned inside out. The bathroom stands on a new concrete floor, which is separated from the existing walls and columns by a gap framed with steel plates, which define its limit and absorbs its flows.

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Plan

The “whole space” is the bathroom, the bathroom is the “whole space”; All supported by a uniform slab. No distinction is made and only position and relation matter.

© Francesco Di Gregorio
© Francesco Di Gregorio

Divisions are possible through lightweight vertical surfaces hanging from a grid of stainless steel wires, which also transport the electrical cables around the space. The kitchen is under construction and will sit in the existing heating room of the house.

© Francesco Di Gregorio
© Francesco Di Gregorio

Once finished, realizing that the bathroom box looks like the face of a beautiful cow. It might just be a coincidence, but one that made us happy, because we love cows!

© Francesco Di Gregorio
© Francesco Di Gregorio


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