Interno Fraciscio by Studio Fanetti
Interno Fraciscio is located in Campodolcino, Italy and was designed by Studio Fanetti in 2010. The mix of rustic and modern elements make this apartament very welcoming.
Description by Studio Fanetti:
“Given the height of the apartment I decided to use this to double the space. A second skin in wood was built that offers an interesting atmosphere of uniformity. It looks like a block of wood out of which the house has been sculpted, the various rooms and furniture items emerging as a result of material subtraction. It exists without the need for walls, like a second larch-wood skin. During the study and implementation of this project, special attention was given to the combination and treatment of materials.
All the furniture, with the exception of a few sporadic elements, are made entirely by local craftsmen: the table, sofa, kitchen, and mezzanine to name but a few. Waxed larch wood and large-sized stone slabs cut to size for the floor. Antiqued acid-treated iron beams for the bearing structure of the mezzanine, and encaustic stuccos, also with wax finishes, for the bathroom and kitchen walls. Smeg refrigerator and transparent ‘Lou Lou Ghosts’ chairs by Kartell, designed by Philippe Starck.
Waxed larch wood, large-format stone slabs for the floor cut to size, antiqued acid-treated iron beams for the bearing structure of the mezzanine, and encaustic stuccos, also with wax finishes, for the bathroom and kitchen walls. Cladding and stuccos are offset with plaster-finished walls left white to lighten up the panel effect and to enlarge the perception of indoor space. The entrance opens onto an alllarch-wood living room that continues also into the cooking corner. The living room area, left deliberately without interruptions, opens onto a second space which has a surprising visual and walk-through arrangement. The door of the large wood cube leads to the night area where a central staircase separates the two bedrooms and leads to the upper floor, where we find the studio above the master bedroom. A transparent floor dilates an otherwise slightly suffocating space. The guest area has two large sofa beds located where the ceiling closes as a trussed roof.
Even the few furnishing elements are carefully chosen for their colours and materials so that they do not weigh down on the interior, but give a contemporary feel without losing that touch of minimalism.
Typically Alpine materials have been used with a minimalist style to create a relaxing, warm and modern effect, where even the polycarbonate seats seem to fit in well with the rest.
The work of skilled local craftsmen, materials furnish and provide the architectural fabric to the apartment; the staircase made using suspended planks of wood looks more like a sculpture than steps to be walked on. There is so much material uniformity that the user will be lost at times, as in the studio area where one can not make out where things start and finish, the glass and the use of wood for the cladding, which for the rest of the furniture creates a pleasant sense of alienation.”
Photos by Lorenzo Carone