Comfort as aesthetic consistency and harmony

Comfort - Building well-being

For MADE expo, well-being is a construct that calls for a holistic approach and comfort equates to aesthetic consistency and harmony with the existing environment through colour and matter. Colour is vital to defining structure and space, enabling effortless orientation, and communicating interior elements and cladding. “Colour design” entails factoring in countless aspects touching on history, psychology, sociology, aesthetics and anthropology. Colour affects behaviour and produces stimuli that interact with how surroundings, distances and shapes are perceived. Colour is light. Light and colour can be brought together to emphasise this effect, or sundered to strike a balance or cancel each other out.

Comfort as aesthetic consistency and harmony with the existing environment. Thanks to colour and matter

An elegant early 20th century Roman residence was recently given an energy retrofit and refurbishment that enhanced its structure and finishes, delivering an aesthetic and comfort level consistent with modern living.

Comfort as aesthetic consistency and harmony with the existing environment. Thanks to colour and matter

The interiors of this exclusive private dwelling were treated with Oikos solutions primarily in white with a number of different effects. Elsewhere surfaces have a veined texture, while the corridors feature a matte wall enamel that is both stunningly sophisticated and technically high-performance. The harmonious result of the overall renovation is an example of how interactions between form, light and matter can bring out the very best in projects, whatever the age of the property, and emphasise its aesthetic and functional coherence.

“Comfort is when a space produces positive feelings. People feel comfortable when their gaze lands on pleasing dimensions, spaces and colours. In short: where there is harmony and proportion,” explains architect Valerio Camerini, from Studio

Disegnocostruzioni. “We wanted to put an architectural stamp on the project through the use of colour and give a contemporary interpretation to the materials typically used in Roman architecture. Our goal was to seek balance by weaving together the past and the present.” 

That balance was thoughtfully achieved by respecting and restoring the existing architecture and using traditional Roman building materials such as travertine and exposed brick feature walls.  However, the plan also included next-generation furnishings, fixtures and HVAC systems. This two-pronged approach was clearly visible in the choice of materials used to clad the façades and coat indoor surfaces. The clean lines of the architectural style were retained, while each individual space was given the perfect atmosphere in terms of its aesthetic appeal, colour and light.