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The Chromatic Connotation: Terracotta and Lichen Green in Milan’s Porta Venezia District

CASA N2, Milan, IT / KICK.OFFICE

The Kick.Office project CASA N2 in Milan‘s Porta Venezia district is a stunning example of how traditional finishes and industrial solutions can work together harmoniously in a residential setting. The apartment, located inside an early twentieth century building, has been transformed into a space that perfectly balances memory and innovation.

CASA N2, Milan, IT / KICK.OFFICE

One of the most striking features of the project is the strong chromatic connotation that runs throughout the apartment. The two-tone terracotta and lichen green background, coupled with the new uniform black terrazzo floor, create a visually striking base for the industrial-looking furnishings and modern pieces that populate the space.

CASA N2, Milan, IT / KICK.OFFICE

In the living area, a mix of blue velvet, woven seat bench, and chromed metal structures coexist with clean lines and disruptive elements such as open metal shelving and office suspensions converted into wall lamps. This juxtaposition of styles creates a dynamic and intriguing space that is both inviting and visually appealing.

CASA N2, Milan, IT / KICK.OFFICE

The kitchen, located in a pentagonal room at the hinge position between two streets, showcases a blend of steel and terrazzo in the functional area, contrasted by canaletto walnut columns. The dining table serves as the focal point of this room, bringing together the various elements in a cohesive and harmonious way.

CASA N2, Milan, IT / KICK.OFFICE

In the bedroom, the green walls extend onto the ceiling, creating a cozy and comforting environment. The padded bed against the wall with a headboard in Vienna straw adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to the space.

CASA N2, Milan, IT / KICK.OFFICE

Throughout the apartment, the preservation of plaster frames and the reuse of existing double doors, enriched with ribbed glass and ice white coloured enamel painting, maintain the twentieth-century charm of the original building while adding a touch of modernity.

CASA N2, Milan, IT / KICK.OFFICE

Overall, the Kick.Office project CASA N2 is a masterful example of how traditional and contemporary elements can come together to create a truly unique and stunning living space. The balance between memory and innovation, traditional finishes and industrial solutions, make this apartment a true gem in the Porta Venezia district.

Image courtesy of Giulia Costa