Program Refurbishment / Interior design
Client Rosa Giorgio, Cherubino Garziano
Location Altamura (IT)
Area 50 sqm
Design Team Giacomo Garziano, Matteo Garbagnati
Young Italian Architects 2016 Venice (IT) – presS/Tletter 1ST PRIZE
Inspireli Awards 2016 Prague (CZ) – Inspireli 1ST PRIZE
“Spectacular houses” HÄUSER Award 2017 Berlin (DE) – Häuser SPECIAL MENTION
Main contractor/builder Impresa Cannito Domenico
Electrical Installation EURO IMPIANTI 2000 s.r.l. di Giorgio Antonio
Hydraulic installation Fiore Pietrantonio
Sound installation Enzo Ciccimarra
Main supplier Centro Edile Quartarella
Window fixtures Casainfissi Debernardis
When a body is sick it changes equilibrium, any method applied to cure it is actually perceived by the body as causing an imbalance initially, as an infection itself. This project seeks to generate new life, recreate a positive equilibrium, in a long abandoned space. Based on the Voronoi diagram, the furniture spreads its cells along the walls of the apartment embracing and purifying the entire space.
This 2 rooms apartment is the first floor of a old complex built in the 50’s, made of typical local tuff stone. The architect Giacomo Garziano, also owner of the place, wanted to improve the quality of the space making the most of the beautiful 4 meters high vaulted ceiling by adding a mezzanine for the more private space of their bedroom.
The idea was to make the space as neat as possible, improving technologically installations and energy saving and add character by creating a complex system of furniture embedded in the apartment. A generative pattern made out of cells grows along the wall as a new plant, embracing the space. This system contains all the functions (storage, bookshelves, pantry, closet, wardrobe) of the house and improves acoustic performances.