||via Haller 20, 39012 merano (bz)-italy
|X-34: THE MAGIC TREE AND THE LITTLE ROCKING HORSE
||Merano (BZ), Italy
|The key change in plan was the new clear separation between the most private area of the apartment (the sleeping area) and the daytime space (hall, living, studio). The architectural device was a sort of multiple-task piece of furniture located at the end of the entrance hall, equipped with a semi-transparent glass curtain.
Besides being as a sort of rival project facing the new entrance door, this core element of the scheme works as a guest wardrobe and sculptural lighting element in the part facing the hall, as well as a magical box hosting the washing/drying machines in the part behind the glass doors. The iconic concept for this element was inspired by the fact that the owner spent his childhood living not far from a chestnut wood. Those trees were always magical elements to him and always looked as doors to mysterious worlds in his imagination. [page 2/5, see next]