The One Room Five Places by Tommaso Giunchi Architetto is a 40 m² studio apartment in the center of Milan. The creative style and functionality of the space is another example of a creative approach to the design of mini apartments.
The renovation of a studio apartment in the center of Milan for living, work, and relaxation was done in collaboration with Arch. Elanandez. The project was based on the client’s need to have a versatile space suitable for office/meeting use, as a hotel room for short term rentals, or simply as a place to relax.
Although such an apartment is a unique environment, the architects designed the project so that each area is different from the others: entrance, service area, sleeping area, sitting area/sofa, and kitchen/dining area.
The kitchen was an element of research aimed at creating a piece of furniture that contains all the basic elements of the kitchen, but at the same time can be hidden from view when not in use.
The kitchen corner offers functionality and white minimalism. The clever folding system – without which modern design for a small apartment is impossible – effectively removes the kitchen counter and turns them into a simple board.
The same neat and discreet approach to design is also appropriate for the water space – a small bathroom with rectangular subway tiles that fit perfectly into a niche.
The floor is also made of beautiful light wood parquet, which lends a graphical dynamic with its well-spaced squares.
The elastic component of the decor not only exudes style but also gives a feeling of spaciousness, purity, and freedom. All the necessary areas for a modern lifestyle are located in an open sequence.
The elegant cubic structure houses the bedroom surrounded by a comfortable bookshelf. Inspired by contemporary Asian influences, tall wooden platforms feature not only a comfortable purple sofa but also a hidden storage compartment and neat drawers.
The elongated plastic shapes of the décor elements create a stunning contrast to the basic structures – shelves, bedside tables, and cabinets – and their clean rectangular silhouettes.
A good balance that complements the balance between the tactile richness of wood structures and vital colorful fabrics. It successfully combines minimalist purity with bohemian artistry and modern style.
Gallery of One Room Five Places
Photography: Tommaso Giunchi Architetto