maurizio ascione's subdued twentyfour residence is a modern take on maltese aesthetics

maurizio ascione's subdued twentyfour residence is a modern take on maltese aesthetics

twentyfour by Maurizio Ascione / 3DM Architecture

 

Tucked in between buildings in Rabat, Malta, the twentyfour residence is conceived as a reimagining of conventional architectural norms by Maltese architect and designer Maurizio Ascione. The project, completed earlier this year, carefully pairs timeless, local aesthetics with a modern sensibility, resulting in a subdued and primitive-like ambiance that spans every corner of the dwelling. Crafting such a minimalist appeal required a meticulous interplay of natural light and shadows backdropped by a monochrome palette. Complementing the hushed aesthetic is a strategic incorporation of curvilinear elements by 3DM to further orchestrate a sense of spatial hierarchy within the interiors. 

maurizio ascione's subdued twentyfour residence is a modern take on maltese aesthetics
all images © Matthew Farrugia

 

 

a four-floor dwelling with subdued maltese aesthetics

 

Functionally, the twentyfour dwelling by Maurizio Ascione / 3DM Architecture (see more here) expands onto four levels. The initial tier offers a communal space to residents, connected to the remaining levels via a traditional staircase. Culminating in an overhead skylight, this ascent becomes pivotal for interior illumination. The subsequent level houses private quarters, including bedrooms. Progressing upward, the second floor stands as a zone for an art studio and leisure, opening onto an expansive terrace linked to the rooftop by external stairs. Material-wise, the architect selected a limited palette of stone and concrete, encouraging a balanced contrast of rough and smooth surfaces. 

maurizio ascione's subdued twentyfour residence is a modern take on maltese aesthetics
pairing timeless aesthetics in Malta with a modern sensibility

maurizio ascione's subdued twentyfour residence is a modern take on maltese aesthetics
Maurizio Ascione incorporates a monochromatic palette

maurizio ascione's subdued twentyfour residence is a modern take on maltese aesthetics
twentyfour communal space

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maurizio ascione's subdued twentyfour residence is a modern take on maltese aesthetics
an interplay of natural lighting and shadows

maurizio ascione's subdued twentyfour residence is a modern take on maltese aesthetics
curvilinear elements further emphasize spatial hierarchy

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maurizio ascione's subdued twentyfour residence is a modern take on maltese aesthetics
dining space

maurizio ascione's subdued twentyfour residence is a modern take on maltese aesthetics
Maurizio Ascione completed the project earlier this year

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