Italian studio Gosplan has recently refurbished a tiny flat located in the city center of Genoa, on the top of a building in the medieval neighbor on the old dock that protects the city for the Middle Age.
The apartment has a 40 square meters surface, a small area that hosts a living room with open kitchen, a bedroom, and a bathroom. The bedroom and the living room are divided by a custom made piece of furniture that is a closet on the bedroom side and a set of stairs on the living room side.
Another flight of stairs hung to the ceiling leads to the rooftop terrace, with a great view over the shipyards and their cranes. This industrial context inspired the raw materials that characterized the refurbishment, such as the OSB wooden panels painted in white, used for the furniture and the doors, or the folded metal sheet employed for the suspended stairs.
The metal beams that reinforce the slab after the opening of the sky window are highlighted by painting them with a white color, generating a contrast with the gray ceiling. The flat, despite its footprint, is light-filled thanks to the large windows which offer stunning views of the city center down to the harbor.