The modern renovation of a flat in the centre of Brescia
The property is an important flat in the historic centre of Brescia, housed in a historic building that underwent major renovation in the 1960s and restyling around 2010. After many ups and downs, the property then changed hands and only in recent years were the last units completed. The building houses exclusive office activities and luxury residences. The work of architects Paolo Neè and Paola Metelli, the project consisted of a complete overhaul of the systems and plants that were upgraded and automated; a mechanised air exchange system and a new air conditioning system were installed. In addition to this, the architects designed all the furniture, including lighting and accessories chosen by them and approved by the client. This project aimed to create an elegant and functional space where all the functions of a modern home and all the comforts of a luxury flat are found in a space that is, all things told, rather small. The interior, a neutral box with precise accents, is a mix of custom-made elements designed by the architects, such as the large wardrobe in lacquered cannulated wood, and others such as the bronze partition unit, by De Castelli, made to accommodate TVs and devices but also as a bookcase element at the back, the upholstered boiserie headboard at the back of the bed with fixed and openable elements, and well-known or lesser-known pieces from the most important Italian companies, mixing contemporary style (BeB Italia’s bookcase and coffee tables, Baxter’s armchairs, Flexfrom sofas, Poliform kitchens, Amini carpets) with historical pieces, such as Giò Ponti’s table, made by Molteni, and Knoll’s head chairs.
The entire living area conists of design elements.
The flat has a large living-dining area bordered by a long wall of cupboards and open compartments in a cannulated, open-pore lacquered finish, which plays with the soft natural light from the large veranda window and the well-designed artificial light, where beams of light and soft light alternate in Flus’ magnetic tracking magnet system embedded in the ceiling. The wall is interrupted by open compartments lined with acid-etched bronze, enhanced by dedicated lights. On the opposite side, the space is delimited by a grey smoked glass wall with sliding doors, which encloses the technical area of the kitchen from which there is access to the laundry room and a secondary service access that is very useful for service personnel to enter and exit directly from the technical area. In the centre, the structural elements have been clad with customised furnishing with a bronze finish, a central element on which a TV set hangs and in which all the latest generation audio and video technology elements that run the entire flat’s cable system and state-of-the-art Dolby are discreetly contained.
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