Apartment in Porta Venezia by Studio wok

DESIGNER:

Studio wok

YEAR:

2019

LOCATION:

Milano, Italy

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The founders of Studio wok tell us about this apartment in Milan characterized by spaces and architectural volumes put in continuous relationship with each other and capable of generating interesting points of view for the observer.

Studio wok – Appartamento in Porta Venezia – 2019 – Photo: Federico Villa studio

What can you tell us about this project?

From the beginning we understood that we had to deal with the height of the property where some parts seemed to be disproportionate compared to the other dimensions. In fact, the apartment was divided into many small rooms and everything seemed disproportionate. One of the first things we did was to invert the living area with the sleeping area and turn the front door around 90°. The sleeping area is divided into two independent islands, each with its own bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. The living area is accessed through a narrow vaulted corridor and consists of a double volume where the kitchen and living area are separated by a staircase and a suspended space located in the centre. The corridor, from the beginning emanated its strength through exasperated verticality. For us it became a subject to enhance, and in keeping the points of view, it relates to the volume of the mezzanine creating a geometric composition generated by verticals and horizontals.

Studio wok – Appartamento in Porta Venezia – 2019 – Photo: Federico Villa studio

Looking at some visuals, we can understand your concept of two-dimensional composition well. I am thinking, for example, of accessing a sleeping area where you can see the door and the side of the staircase with two different shades of green …

Yes, to create some visuals we made real two-dimensional graphic compositions where different coloured backgrounds are related.

Studio wok – Appartamento in Porta Venezia – 2019 – Photo: Federico Villa studio

Does drawing become a design tool?

Yes, it is essential. As we said in the interview, we take a handcrafted approach. To do this we have a direct relationship with the material and we love to draw by hand. Even before planning, we design the buildings for visual aspects or perspectives and create models.

Studio wok – Appartamento in Porta Venezia – 2019 – Photo: Federico Villa studio
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