The penthouse and super penthouse with sunset view terrace in Milan has a view on the City Life skyline, il represents one of the best projects by architect Francesca Cutini, together with StudioDodici.

Studio Name: StudioDodici
Design Team: Arch. Francesca Cutini, Arch. Luca Piccolini, Arch. Lara Fabbian, Arch. Ilaria Cassina, Arch. Anna Mantero
Area: 280 mq
Location: Milan, Italy
Photography Credits: Alvise Silenzi

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It is a large apartment spread over three levels: eighth and ninth floors plus terrace level.

The customer had very specific needs: a large house that could accommodate the family with two children, a dog and the grandparents in the apartment next door.

The family, on the other hand, was very demanding.

My project had to be detailed, precise and unique: the view on the new City Life neighborhood was a very stimulating goal for us.

The plan is designed with an oblique direction of the spaces, which breaks up the rectangular shape of the building: a diagonal that divides the rectangularity of the space and transforms everything into a fluid process of the rooms.

The staitcase: three levels of stairs, why not retrieve it?

It was recovered and modified with a carpentry and interior process.

Parquet and custom-made furnishings were chosen for the whole house.

Lighting design was made by Marco Pollice Illuminazione.

Custom-made furnishings have been designed by Francesca Cutini architect, and have been made by the wisdom of the StudioDodici carpenter, including the kitchen designed for the client Laura.

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Massimo’s studio, an established professional in Milan, was located in a corner of the living room. We have chosen seating, greenery and a large protected area on the terrace.

Seats have been specially designed for the terrace overlooking City Life, fabrics and outdoor furniture have been designed for this project

The house consists of: an exclusive suite for the two professionals, the children’s rooms, the kitchen, the private bathroom. Three floors of poetry with a view of City Life and its sky line over Milan; from the terrace on summer days you can enjoy a cocktail with a beautiful sunset view.

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The Architect and designer Francesca Cutini Roveda was born in Perugia and now she lives and works in Milan.
Owner of the architectural firm StudioDodici, she has carried out a considerable series of projects in Italy and abroad. For many years she has been involved in the design, renovation and furnishings of villas, farmhouses, apartments, restaurants, hotels and shops.
After the graduation, she started working as stylist and interior designer for important furniture magazines, then in 2004 she decided to found, together with many collaborators, a studio that would develop the world of design at 360°: luxury private homes, mountain chalets, historic apartments in Milan, lofts, offices for important professional firms, for fashion, finance and insurance companies.
Her works, situated in Milan, Paris, London, Ibiza, Switzerland, Puglia and Umbria, range from interior decoration to the architectural renovation of buildings. For international works she takes on engineering firms in Switzerland and Umbria.


Francesca Cutini loves to work in stages, starting from the drafting of the mood and the project, and then move on to the definition of the executives drawings and the supervision of building sites. Always cost conscious, she pays a lot of attention to the drafting of detailed metric calculations, to the presentation of municipal practices and to the testing of each work with the presentation of the final document. She follows the customer in every phases, up to the choice of furnishings, lamps and fabrics. The attention to detail and the constant research of all trends have always been the focuses of her projects which, over the years, have identified themselves in an unequivocal, unique and precise style. Her style is always current. Tradition, innovation and bio-climatic comfort, research of natural materials, these are the leitmotif of the entire activity of the studio, which pays attention to the current issues of safeguarding the planet by using eco-sustainable and recyclable materials, such as non-plastic materials. Her works have been published in the most important Italian and international magazines.


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