• Loft by Lissoni Associati // Monza, Italy.


    Posted on 14th October, by Ella Leoncio in architecture, interior design. 2 Comments

    Monza Loft by Lissoni Associati | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/14/lissoni-associati-loft-monza-italy/

    Monza Loft by Lissoni Associati | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/14/lissoni-associati-loft-monza-italy/

    Monza Loft by Lissoni Associati | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/14/lissoni-associati-loft-monza-italy/

     

    Converted warehouses are a dime a dozen these days, but how’s this for a fascinating case of repurposing? Lissoni Associati have taken an old private theatre and transformed it into a home.

     

    Monza Loft by Lissoni Associati | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/14/lissoni-associati-loft-monza-italy/

    Monza Loft by Lissoni Associati | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/14/lissoni-associati-loft-monza-italy/

    Monza Loft by Lissoni Associati | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/14/lissoni-associati-loft-monza-italy/

     

    The alterations are strictly minimal, allowing the original bones of the theatre to sing with its own clear voice.  Long slender lines and crisp shadow lines are assembled such that fixings and functions are relentlessly concealed. These new additions travel gracefully though the ornamental arches of the existing structure. Both new and old are united by a monochromatic palette. Rather than driving out the detail of the ornament, the whiteness draws attention to the intricacies of the mouldings. The only exception to the strict linearity of the additions, is the waterfall crystal chandelier which cascades dramatically down the volume of the space.

     

    Monza Loft by Lissoni Associati | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/14/lissoni-associati-loft-monza-italy/

    Monza Loft by Lissoni Associati | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/14/lissoni-associati-loft-monza-italy/

    Monza Loft by Lissoni Associati | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/14/lissoni-associati-loft-monza-italy/

    Monza Loft by Lissoni Associati | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/14/lissoni-associati-loft-monza-italy/

    Monza Loft by Lissoni Associati | http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2013/10/14/lissoni-associati-loft-monza-italy/

     

    The sleeping and bathing spaces are arranged around a triple height courtyard with a largely glazed roof. The central living space is punctured by a patch of greenery, glazed on all sides. The sheer volume of the space and the generous presence of natural light create an impression of an open air space. This is perhaps why the bedroom is the most acceptable case of borrowed light I have ever, and will ever, see. Not only is it accpetable but welcome, as the view into the courtyard is pretty damn impressive.

    Monumental and so strictly restrained, this loft it so majestic it almost seems imaginary.

    Text by Ella Leoncio for Yellowtrace.

    Related video – Pierro Lissoni discusses design approach and commitment to simplicity in his beautiful Tuscan summer house.

     


    [Images via Lissoni Associati. Photography by Joachim Wichmann.]

     





  • 2 Responses to “Loft by Lissoni Associati // Monza, Italy.”

    1. elisabetta says:

      This interior is so beautiful…like all Lissoni’s project, but this one is even better thanks to the original space

    2. [...] 2. Warehouse turned loft in Monza, Italy [...]



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