23 May 2022
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GRADO COASTAL RETREAT

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CONNECTING INDOOR AND OUTDOOR WAS OUR MAIN APPROACH FOR THIS RENOVATION IN GRADO, ITALY

It all started with the idea of completing what we considered to be an unfinished space dating back to the late 1960's.

Originally used as a laundry room located on the top floor of a condominium, later transformed to an apartment with many small rooms, we introduced an all new open floorplan, easy flow between spaces and opened them to the large terrace.

An apparently unfinished supporting structure led us to roof part of the terrace and thus create the classic Palm Springs style indoor/outdoor flow.

By using the same wooden floor indoors and outdoors as well as natural materials and a common color palette we created a harmonious interaction celebrating transformative design - simple and elegant.

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The entirely custom made interiors, designed by Architect and Friends and made by local craftsmen, create the link between Mid-Century Modern elements and to a more contemporary way of living.

The terrace with its breathtaking views over the island offers various seating and dining options, green spaces and an outdoor shower.

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PROJECT TEAM:

ARCHITECTURE: Architect and Friends
INTERIORS: Architect and Friends
PHOTOGRAPHY: Michael Atzenhofer

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