In the center of the city, at the foot of Palazzo Farnese... once, a kitchen for the master workers of Palazzo. The property, dug into the tuff rock on which the city rests, is half underground: little light, so much silence and an important view that led Romeo to fall in love with this space.
Romeo then changes life, job, habits, and so does the space around him. No longer a house, but an office. A "family" office...warm and formal at the same time.
No more traditional elements for the subdivision of the space, but volumes and containers at the same time, that delineate rooms and functions. Two large furniture units cut the plant along, separating private and confidential environments from common and service areas. The spaces are free, no accessory elements if not the bare minimum for offices: desks, chairs, meeting table...folders and all the stationery inside the large furniture units.
The white walls tell the original layout in stark contrast to the black of the furniture. The central element, continuous and opaque, shields the few light sources, but at the same time it manages to illuminate the waiting room through brass slits with natural light shaped and amplified for a scenic entry effect.
In the rest of the details there is the will to provide rooms with all the comforts necessary for a continuous working activity without hiding the warmth of that old space...a synthesis between the essential and the romantic that finds in the minimalism a tale of past, present and future life.