There is a well known Italian expression, il dolce much niente, which names a way of lifetime connected to the pleasure of undertaking practically nothing, currently being maybe this unoccupied and idle perspective a single of the techniques of currently being in the environment that most activates the creativeness of the human remaining. With this lifetime philosophy, which renounces the hurry and bets on a silent existence, the casa gialla, the reform of a 47m2 condominium located in a constructing in close proximity to the incredibly central and tourist Puerta del Sol in Madrid.
Below Ceci’s premises, an attic area with wood beams, dark and compartmentalized, is transformed into a dazzling, open and adaptable position with two basic and precise actions these kinds of as demolishing and equipping. The existing partition walls are taken out, which divided the property excessively into different rooms, badly lit and ventilated, and which bundled a living-kitchen area-eating home, two bedrooms, a little rest room and a ramshackle terrace. The perimeter of the house is occupied with fragments of a storage procedure with diverse heights, the main 1 remaining a permeable and linear piece of furnishings with 5.60 meters extensive, 60 centimeters deep, 2.30 meters substantial and mustard yellow.
This perimeter storage operation frees up the center of the dwelling, which gets a big, flexible, multifunctional rectangular place measuring 7 x 2.5 meters, linked to a south-west-experiencing terrace. In this central space, which has number of and light-weight furnishings such as a circular table, two chairs, a sofa, a side table and a countertop with wheels, most of the domestic pursuits just take location it is the place to prepare dinner, eat, do the job, browse, and even snooze thanks to a folding mattress hidden in the back again wall.
The program of the rest of the household contains the bedroom overlooking the multifunctional place as a result of a window, a lavatory – with the shower separated from the toilet and sink – with double entry, and a terrace joined to the central place by way of a phase turned 30º exactly where there are 3 characteristic aspects of an hedonistic existence: a shower, a bathtub and crops.
The casa gialla is an oasis of optimism in the center of the city designed for Ceci’s pleasure, alone or in corporation it is an urban refuge that, as opposed to the exclusively functional household-machine, promises a playful and sensual domestic area wherever a non-effective time inside of is feasible and the senses are just one much more design product.
In other text, the task favors the surprising and contemplative everyday living. It is feasible that, lying on the mattress that covers the bathtub on the terrace on a scorching summer months afternoon, Ceci 50 % asleep may arrive to believe, as Bioy Casares claims in The Invention of Morel, that the entire world is built up exclusively of sensations.