PROJECT: DELISABATINI architetti YEAR: 2017-2018 NAME: Casa della Signora LOCATION: ROMA CLIENT: private DOWNLOAD: PUBLICATIONS: In Rome, in a quiet building complex of the 70's surrounded by greenery, an apartment of about 160 square meters has been the subject for a total rethinking of the space. The original internal floor, divided into many rooms, has been replaced by a new spatial conception that favors maximum spatial continuity. The intervention involved the total emptying of the original apartment with all its internal walls. The new space is continuous and free, redesigned according to an open composition where few and recognizable architectural elements redesign the space. They are volumes, partition walls and wood. All these elements are like volumes, three-dimensional objects. These architectural elements, functionally, formally and materially distinct, concentrate and thicken in them all service spaces of the house. The first element are two boxes. They are gray stones volumes that hide and contain bathrooms and storages; they are solid poles and cornerstones of this architectural composition. The second elements are two walls. They are linear elements with a materic consistency, are digged and contain closets and bookcases. Finally the third is wood material. It is a multifaceted element. It has a dividing or connective function; it opens and closes spaces and views; it is a functional object (a desk, a wardrobe, and pivot doors) and an internal wall. The grain of walnut wood has horizontal bands that accelerate the views; The hallways are definitively abolished. The spaces of the major functions are all connected to each other and perceptually disengaged. Only pivoting and full-height rotating wooden doors can separate, if it is necessary, the different rooms. The services are all hidden inside volumes. The materials are the white walls and material coverings of volumes, wood of pavement and grained one of wooden element. Artificial light, integrated into the architectural design, follows and highlights the material volumes from above or is on the top of bookcases.