Emotion Versus Reason: Private Penthouse in Turin by Uda Architetti
Ufficio di Architettura known as UdA has recently completed this private penthouse apartment in Turin, highlighting the ideal match between emotion and reason. The flat, located on the roof of a former industrial unit recently transformed into a residential building, boasts a coherent structure and a clean lined interior. The property, belonging to a young couple, was “designed to optimize human needs and spatial qualities. The emotional component comes from the interior design, with its unfinished look almost imperfect, typical of the works of young designers, sensitive to experimentation.” The second component, rational, is mirrored through the set of shapes that optimize the light and the paths throughout the apartment.
Leaving room for experimentation, the designers, as well as the owners, were amazingly thrilled with the results. Emphasizing on the constant struggle between emotions and mind, the living space looks unitary and balanced in its own particular way. The modern and funky decorations seem to have nothing in common with the design itself- neat, straight and tidy. However, the interesting blend aims to reach a new kind of poetic harmony.