Using vibrant color schemes and clear geometries, Stuttgart practice Ippolito Fleitz Group has developed ‘Chromatic Spaces’, a 250 square meter (2691 ft2) apartment characterized by an energetic and stimulant atmosphere.
The applied range of colors creates spaces which reflect the joy of living and a sense of relaxed generosity. Upon entering the apartment, vertical slats, reminiscent of traditional Chinese folding-screens, filter the view of the dining area and skyline background. Instantly, the loft-like atmosphere and breath-taking views capture the visitor’s imagination with a well-balanced spirit of vibrant energy and calm naturalness.
As the apartment’s center of communication, the kitchen area with its transparent glazing allows for intense cooking free of unpleasant odors. In addition, the open structure and adjacent bar section facilitate interaction between the cook and other family members or guests. Each of the apartment’s public areas is arranged around the kitchen, hence providing direct visual contact. A high-pile carpet and a conical red lamp mark the transition to the neighboring dining area.
Throughout the room, pillars and embracing shelves and stowage form sculptural volumes. Interspaces arising between the pillars and façade create a valuable zone of private retreat. Soft carpets, classic premium furniture, and eye-catching built-ins provide additional zoning, while exciting surfaces and versatile high-quality materials intensify the effect of the strong colors. Curved elements, found throughout the entire apartment, lend a sense of comfort and coziness to the loft-like layout. The harmonic interplay of colors and contours conveys a perfect balance of generosity and privacy.
Outside the visual field of the entrance, the view of the metropolis dominates the private living area. A textured deep blue wall provides high contrast and frames the spacious lounge in striking fashion. Thanks to soft furniture, fluffy carpets, delicate curtains and reflective glass tables, we’ve created a homely haven within the open floor plan. A ceiling recess in yellow nuances zones the space and enhances the effect of a fluent transition to the exterior.
Carefully matched color schemes and exciting contrasts recur in the private bedrooms, where curved walls, refined wallpapers in shiny bottle-green and yellow tones and a masterful mix of materials create a premium and cozy atmosphere. Arranged along the façade, the bathrooms offer a fantastic view of the city, thanks to floor-to-ceiling glazing. Metallic mosaic tiles reflect the colors of the skyline and make it come alive in the interior. The bedroom’s spacious balconies guarantee a smooth transition to the exterior and provide residents with a private view of Shanghai.
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