The need for a low-cost renovation project to be implemented quickly (in only three months, including furnishings) was interpreted by architect Paolo Carli Moretti in a project of great emotional tension reflecting ongoing research and experimentation with the balance between memory and desire. Memory of places, contexts, structures, materials and their natural decay, over which to layer desires and visions for the future of the home. The opportunity was offered by renovation of a little apartment in a building constructed in Forlì in 1937 to plans by engineer Tosi.
The renovation project was implemented by reducing all work on the existing masonry to an absolute minimum and making use of the existing rooms, doors and floors, while replacing the window frames with new low emissions frames. To adapt the spaces to the client’s functional programme, the architect used technical systems left in view without underfloor installation, made possible by the fact that the building has no gas supply: the kitchen stove has induction elements. The installations, with their finishes in industrial style - steel distribution channels for heating and electrical wiring ducts and conduit boxes in view - become a key element characterising the interior design.
Design: architect Paolo Carli Moretti
Location: Forlì - Italy
Images courtesy of Architect Paolo Carli Moretti, photo by Eugenio Barzanti, Paolo Carli Moretti