Apartment Z – A Flowing Space Continuum | noa* – Network Of Architecture

The architects rethink an existing city apartment and conceive it completely new from spacial concept to the smallest details of interior design.

The city apartment in the centre of Bolzano (IT) got completely renovated. There’s not much left from the existing spaces: All internal walls and windows have been removed, floors have been ripped out – only two static important pillars were left.

Third Award | DAF 2016 Awards

Category: Residential Interior (Built)

Participant  Name: Lukas Rungger

Team Members:  Andreas Profanter

Country: Italy

Apartment Z - A Flowing Space Continuum (2)
Apartment Z – A Flowing Space Continuum (2)

The centrepiece of the new spacial concept is formed by an „architectural meuble“ that grows through the apartment like a worm and creates diverse zones. It never touches the ceiling, but keeps a certain distance that conveys a feeling of totally open and flying space.

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Apartment Z – A Flowing Space Continuum (3)

The furniture consists of dark smoked oak, conceived specifically for this project, and forms a contrast to the remaining space, determined by a bright filling. The pavement of oiled elm has an impressive format of 380x30cm boards and pervades the entire space. It emphasizes the flowing space continuum. Three backlit panels form the highlights in the ceiling, embracing the art works of local genius Paul Flora.

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Apartment Z – A Flowing Space Continuum (4)

The terrace was significantly increased during the course of the redesign and builds the continuation of the internal space into the outdoor area. The direct reference to the living room is enhanced towards the terrace by inserting large window panes.

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Apartment Z – A Flowing Space Continuum (5)

Thus produces a seemingly fluid transition between interior and exterior spaces, the border between them is almost dissolved.

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