Journalist and art collector Carlo Prada lives in Milan. His apartment, housed in period building, has two different souls: the atmosphere of traditional spaces, defined by original stucco ceilings and carved parquet, and the contemporary feel with new more fluid environments and new areas highlighted by concrete floors in the shade of Gio Ponti light blue. The apartment was renovated by architect Hans Peer who created a perfect balance between past and present: classic heritage, modern elements, contemporary art and masterpieces of design.
The ultimate set of Italian film maker Luca Guadagnino is own apartment. It is housed in a 17th-century palazzo and plays out all his aesthetics: atmospheric spaces where contrasts coexist harmoniously (like modern Danish chairs in a room with doors lavishly embellished in the Lombardian Baroque style). The renovation has uncovered frescoes and every original elements has been preserved.
Known as the “D House”, it was designed by Brisbane-based firm Donovan Hill Architects and won the 2001 Robin Boyd Award, Australia’s most prestigious residential architecture prize. One of its remarkable aspects is the continuity between the interior and exterior thanks to the use of the same floor level and few of the same materials, as well as placing skylights above several indoor spaces.
Renovated by DRDH Architects who have preserved aspects of the original building, this apartment within a Georgian house lives now a new modernity. A more open plan makes it brighter and gives it more interconnection among the spaces.
Very lively and vibrant penthouse apartment in Madrid. The walls with the black and white tree rings kind of make me uncomfortable. The Chinese lantern as a lighting fixture is neat, and the lantern itself is gorgeous.