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An apartment in the heart of Palermo

How do you turn the top floor of a historic building into an attractive tourist apartment? Sicilian architects Gianluca Puccio and Andrea Collodoro, of the eponymous studio, answer our question thanks to their latest project: Pantò-Rooftop Boutique Rooms.

We are in the centre of Palermo, in Sicily, on the top floor of a recently renovated building with a terrace boasting a spectacular view of the entire city. The apartment has three bedrooms and communal areas spread out over two floors, which make the most of the natural light thanks to the sloping ceiling windows.

The style of the renovation is “Japanese-inspired Mediterranean minimalism”, which the architects have channelled with the use of materials and some pieces of furniture, such as natural oak wood, brushed marble and anthracite resin. A style which they have topped off with some Faro Barcelona lighting designs, since light helps to enhance the quality of these materials. As you enter, the SIDE wall lamps welcome you and light up the hallway, which leads to an imposing wooden staircase. These wall lights in black and gold finish contrast with the finishes of the noble wall materials we mentioned. As general lighting and also on the same floor, we find STAN track projectors in black and, from the same collection, ceilings lamps in one of the bathrooms. A space which preserves the simple, but modern and comfortable style of the entire dwelling. Both the ceiling lights, the track projectors and the recessed lights from the GAS collection – which we can also see in the circulation zones – help to provide general lighting in the bedrooms.

In the kitchen, which is on the upper floor, the DANKA pendant lamp in satin gold finish stands out with part of the black structure. The same tone of the cupboards and appliances which contrasts with the anthracite marble. The kitchen leads us to the terrace which, to accompany al fresco dining, drinks or just sitting and enjoying the views, has the MUST wall light on the walls and the TONO stake light. A renovation whose result is a comfortable, modern space, with different bedrooms perfect for relaxing and enjoying the delights of the city.


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Project: Rooftop Boutique Rooms
Architects: Puccio&Collodoro
Products: SIDE, DANKA and more