textured glass + natural stones uplift renovated milanese apartment by etiam studio

textured glass + natural stones uplift renovated milanese apartment by etiam studio

Casa Materia by Etiam Studio 

 

Casa Materia is a naturally-lit, renovated apartment located in the heart of Milan, Italy. Led by Etiam Studio, the project starts with the total redistribution of the interiors to uplift the house’s innate character and meet the clients’ needs. The owners, an Italian couple, have requested a large living area where they could welcome guests, balanced by a private space to relax and unwind. The resulting design, with its fresh layout and sophisticated material palette, reveals an elegant and lightful interior that transcends time and trends. 

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all images © Federico Torra

 

 

natural light as the ‘hero’ feature 

 

Etiam Studio (see more here) chose light as the hero feature of Casa Materia. Being south-oriented, the house gets ample sun exposure from morning to evening while also offering superb views of the park below. Following this principle, the architects decided to place the living area in the brightest part of the house; this meant demolishing pre-existing walls and replacing them with large, textured glass partitions that divide spaces without interrupting the light path — creating a pleasant play of reflection and transparency.

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an elegant game of colors and textures

 

Another fundamental aspect of the project was the selection of materials. The apartment’s innate elegance led the architects to choose amongst different natural stones, creating a game of colors and textures in every room while maintaining a minimal, simple, and rigorous design language that weaves across the renovated interior.

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textured glass + natural stones uplift renovated milanese apartment by etiam studio
 
textured glass + natural stones uplift renovated milanese apartment by etiam studio
 
textured glass + natural stones uplift renovated milanese apartment by etiam studio
 
textured glass + natural stones uplift renovated milanese apartment by etiam studio
 
textured glass + natural stones uplift renovated milanese apartment by etiam studio
 
textured glass + natural stones uplift renovated milanese apartment by etiam studio
 

project info:

 

name: Casa Materia

location: Milan, Italy
design: Etiam Studio

area: 210 sqm 

photography: Federico Torra

 

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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