silvia allori self-designs compact studio apartment in florence
silvia allori self-designs compact studio apartment in florence
aug 05, 2016

silvia allori self-designs compact studio apartment in florence


white laminate dominates the residence and in-home office of italian architect silvia allori in florence. originally constructed in the 1970s, allori’s efforts are detail-oriented, ensuring maximum efficiency of space and utility in the limited spatial allowance. laminate is utilized to hide cabinets, a fold-out table, various lights, and other building infrastructure.

silvia allori self-designs compact studio apartment in florence
cabinets and the table hide-away within laminated wall niches
images © simone bossi




the home is almost entirely white, rigidity being broken (with the exception of home décor) in only two ways: perforated wall inserts for lights, and ceiling-bound rectangular beams that run the length of the apartment. a small kitchen is separated from the rest of the home with a repurposed isothermal emergency blanket. the renovation was led and completed by architect silvia allori

silvia allori studio apartment florence italy
playful living room wall

silvia allori studio apartment florence italy
a series of perforations host neon lights that dampens the home’s rigid geometry 

silvia allori self-designs compact studio apartment in florence
the modular main room revolves around two main widths (165 cm, 195 cm) with a depth of 113 cm

silvia allori self-designs compact studio apartment in florence
the ceiling — dominated by white — is accompanied by slender rectangular bars that run through the home

silvia allori studio apartment florence italy
a curtain made from a repurposed isothermal emergency blanket separates kitchen and corridor

floor plan



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