P house is located at the top floor of a modern apartment block building in the centre of Lerici (SP), the apartment is very well exposed with a beautiful view and a lot of sunlight. The former distribution of the internal spaces was very fragmented and it didn’t permit a complete perception of the panorama from the interior.
The main aim was to establish a spatial trigger able to connect the view from the inside to the outside starting from the entrance.
In this way the living has been enlarged using the former bedroom and converting it in an open dining room with the kitchen.
Bed rooms and bathrooms have been redesigned in a more private part of the house clearly separated from the day spaces.
These spaces are called out by a light blu niche hollowed in the white wall of the living, this void contains tree doors that allow the entrance to the rooms.
Parquet is the flooring in all the rooms of the apartment, it is layed out in two different directions that changes along a diagonal that starts from the niche and arrives trough the dining room to a window from where you can see the sea.
The diagonal in the end origins a sort of a room divider between dining room and kitchen. That partition is made by a sequence of upright realized in the same wood of the floor separated by glasses and stainless steel shelves.
The renovation choses to be light and to solve the layout of the new spaces just by the connection (by the floor design) between two opposing objects. The niche, with its simply volume underlined by the chromatic difference, works in contrast; the partition follows the floor design and material and its geometry is complex, it tells something about continuity and it helps the view to run outside until the blue of the sea.