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  5. Tomas Ghisellini Architects
  6. 2014
  7. Loft B / Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Loft B / Tomas Ghisellini Architects

  • 01:00 - 29 November, 2014
Loft B / Tomas Ghisellini Architects
Loft B / Tomas Ghisellini Architects, Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects
Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

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  • Structures

    Beatrice Bergamini
  • Interior Design, Building Direction, Custom Furniture design

    Tomas Ghisellini
  • Collaborators

    Alice Marzola
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Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Text description provided by the architects. At the top of a precious historical building, right in the heart of the most valuable and fascinating Ferrara, a long uninhabited flat, after a former approximate restoration carried out during the nineties, has been transformed into a contemporary domestic space.

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Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

The original occlusive character of spaces has been overturned in luminous and weathering rooms, where distance between things becomes crucial protagonist in defining different percentages of intimacy. Bright and multifaceted surfaces reverberate light from windows returning the feeling of a shiny and glimmering space, a sort of emotionally significant dimension apart from the noise of the city.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The original wood floor, the only pre-existing element saved by the intervention of transformation, has been given an extraordinary sheen and a not common reflectance, so that spaces appear to duplicate vertically in a sensual game of mirrors.

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Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Walls get everywhere a truly significant thickness, so that they become a kind of three-dimensional scene that welcomes niches, small surprise-rooms, panels and custom designed furniture as necessary to the preparation of the loft.

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Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Black and White engage in a thrilling battle for supremacy, while wood floors expand all around creating a warm, quite and soft atmosphere. Opaque surfaces alternate with mirroring panels and furniture, so that the eye can find endless possibilities of perception to get lost within.

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Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Extra-wide openings frame panoramic views over the city and the stunning monument of the sixteenth century defensive walls.

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Cite: "Loft B / Tomas Ghisellini Architects" 29 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/568110/loft-b-tomas-ghisellini-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884