An apartment inside Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, one of the temples of art in Rome. The dream of a collector comes true thanks to the project by Supervoid studio, whose architects wanted to create a strong relation between the private home and the historical monument represented by the building.
In fact, in the context of the huge palace, the apartment becomes another room: the small surface (190 square meters) of the collector’s flat includes both representative spaces (the foyer, also functioning as a gallery, and the living room with open kitchen) and private rooms (two bedrooms and three salles de bain).
Then, the foyer-gallery and the living room provide the spatial and conceptual connection between the public pole and the private pole, while the curves of their backlit ceilings are surprising and hint at the ancient vaults of the Palazzo, filtered through the formal influence of two famous late-modernists houses like Le Corbusier’s Maisons Jaoul and Alvar Aalto’s Maison Carré.
Finally, the vaults, without any monumental or ornamental ambition, combined with the monochrome walls and multiplied by vertical mirrored surfaces, are the perfect setting for the works of art on show: a bright and abstract place which is a sort of ideal environment.