Bringing buildings back to life. An abandoned old warehouse for printed goods in the historic centre of Padua has been radically renovated to change its use.
A residential unit in which various different levels converge on and overlook a big central living room. The renovation was total, altering not only the building’s internal layout buts its finishes and giving it a new roof with unusual curved shapes which creates the impression of breaking up the rooms, which would otherwise be cut into geometric shapes.
Architect Paolo Larese De Tetto of LareseTonellato made skilful use of materials in the project to create balanced spaces in which rough wood and metal beams, concrete and parquet, immaculate white walls and slabs of stone dialogue openly to create a cosy, intimate atmosphere which is refined but not overdone.
Location: Padua, Italy
Design: Paolo Larese De Tetto, LareseTonellato architectural studio
Photos: Matteo Sandi