There’s a common Italian expression, il dolce far niente, which names a lifestyle linked to the pleasure of doing nothing, being probably this unoccupied and idle angle one of many methods of being on this planet that the majority prompts the creativity of the human being. With this life philosophy, which renounces the frenzy and bets on a quiet existence, the casa gialla, the reform of a 47m2 house situated in a constructing close to the very central and vacationer Puerta del Sol in Madrid.
Beneath Ceci’s premises, an attic house with wood beams, darkish and compartmentalized, is remodeled right into a vivid, open and versatile place with two easy and exact actions akin to demolishing and equipping. The present partition partitions are eliminated, which divided the home excessively into totally different rooms, poorly lit and ventilated, and which included a living-kitchen-dining room, two bedrooms, a small lavatory and a ramshackle terrace. The perimeter of the home is occupied with fragments of a storage system with totally different heights, the principle one being a permeable and linear piece of furnishings with 5.60 meters lengthy, 60 centimeters deep, 2.30 meters excessive and mustard yellow.
This perimeter storage operation frees up the middle of the dwelling, which turns into a big, versatile, multifunctional rectangular room measuring 7 x 2.5 meters, linked to a south-west-facing terrace. On this central house, which has few and light-weight furnishings akin to a round desk, two chairs, a settee, a aspect desk and a countertop with wheels, a lot of the home actions happen; it’s the place to prepare dinner, eat, work, learn, and even sleep because of a folding mattress hidden within the again wall.
This system of the remainder of the home contains the bed room overlooking the multifunctional room via a window, a toilet – with the bathe separated from the bathroom and sink – with double entry, and a terrace linked to the central house via a step turned 30º the place there are three attribute components of an hedonistic life: a bathe, a tub and vegetation.
The casa gialla is an oasis of optimism in the course of the town designed for Ceci’s enjoyment, alone or in firm; it’s an city refuge that, versus the completely purposeful house-machine, claims a playful and sensual home house the place a non-productive time inside is feasible and the senses are yet another building materials.
In different phrases, the venture favors the sudden and contemplative life. It’s doable that, mendacity on the mattress that covers the bath on the terrace on a sizzling summer season afternoon, Ceci half asleep might come to suppose, as Bioy Casares says in The Invention of Morel, that the world is made up completely of sensations.
Supply: Inside Zine