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A home-studio with a jazz soul in Rome



How can you transform a dark and fragmented apartment into a bright and functional home-studio?

The answer comes from Margine, the architecture studio based in Rome and Lecce who worked on an apartment within an elegant 1930s building in the historic Appio Latino district of the Eternal City.

The apartment belongs to a jazz musician, who wanted an open and welcoming home, characterized by a living area halfway between a concert hall and a lounge.

The architects revolutionized the interiors to amplify the permeability and versatility of the environments: the narrow, labyrinthine corridor, which characterized the initial distribution, has become a comfortable space thanks to the opening of the back wall, which visually connects those who enter with the main area of the living room-study, characterized by a floor to ceiling slatted oak boiserie.

With its unconventional pentagonal conformation designed to host jam sessions and impromptu musicals, the room’s minimalism is enhanced by the boiserie, which, like the case of a mysterious musical instrument, organizes the paths and hides the secondary and service spaces, such as the closet, the access to the bathroom, the passage to the kitchen, and the semicircular wardrobe that organically redesigns the main junction of the house; at the same time, the slat system refines the acoustics of the space and amplifies the diffusion of natural light.

The result is a pure environment with clean lines, warmed by the Italian herringbone light oak flooring and embellished by the Carrara marble surfaces with which the floors, window sills and bathrooms are clad.

Sophisticated furnishings, which evoke a typical 1960s lifestyle, mostly purchased in flea and antique markets, are mixed with more refined pieces, such as the Omaggio a Morandi sculptures by Salvatori, the 3T chair by Mangiarotti, Venini’s vintage Triedri chandeliers and Pepe Fornas lamps for Aromas del Campo.

In conclusion, the home-studio composes its own architectural jazz melody, orchestrated by Margine studio.