Modern Luxury Residence Designed By Simone Micheli For His Family
This eco-luxury house made using up to 90% of eco materials was designed by Italian architect Simone Micheli for his own use in Florence Italy.
“The volumetric development of the living room is triggered from the longitudinal axis to meets a counterpoint, a minor transept in correspondance with the kitchen, a snow white sculpture marked exclusively by the partition of the doors which forms a niche in the added body resulting in dilating space in the dimension perpendicular to the windows. The bookcase with an acid green highlight, the mirror furniture and couches, which look as soft as pink clouds, as well as the back wall lend liveliness to the overall architecture. All along this transveral dilatation glass tables for lunch and work are located together with a screen coming down the ceiling which can visually separate the kitchen from the rest of the environment.
This informal crystalline, naive, immaculate, antibourgeois, suspended between minimalism and radical chic is torn by ringing and vivid patches of colours. The plaster of the original 1800 walls was stripped off and they were pickled thus forming a philological contrast with the the new smooth walls. The big size enamelled grès porcelain tiles floor are absolute white, they are as bright as the walls, the surreal ecoleather spherical poufs and the kitchen lacquering, the mirror furniture side surfaces and the bases of the stuffed furniture. The lighting featuring built in adjustable spotlights located in the false ceiling and the lamps with very narrow optics underline and enhance the lyric volumetric and cromatic episodes of this composition.
The bedrooms are characterized by extreme whiteness and by essential architectural gestures with the furniture which is composed by few single totemic elements. The double bedroom is suspended between dream and reality where a big blue backlit round mirror flies over the bed like a flying saucer. The bed mattress is supported by a flying carpet which forms the leather upholstered structured headboard with its fold. The white lacquered closet covering the whole wall is embellished with essential chromium plated handles and it sets the perfect background for other dreamlike and reassuring environments. The big mirror resting against the wall sports a TV, while the ceramic vases which look as smooth as river stones are put on a low wooden elliptical shelf. The two bathrooms follow a simple and formally clean pattern and feature few essential elements having soft shapes and spotless finishing.
A big yellow snake which represents a deformation of the standard bed unit stretches along the two sides of the room and it becomes the support for toys, books and for the mattress. Soda bubbles come up from the bed and colour joyfully the wall opposite the space totally filled by the wall closet. Yellow lacquered round shaped desk and shelves together with the white ecoleather cylindrical pouff, the circular black carpets and the round backlit mirror complete this lively and childfriendly space which is ideal for playing, studying and living in a highly stimulating environment.” – Simone Micheli.