A Floating Iron Stair Cuts Through a Bladesmith’s Workshop Turned Residence in Italy

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Job Facts:

Place: Abruzzo, Italy

Architect: Carlo Gaspari Architetto / @carlo_gaspari_architetto

Builder: ArchInGeo

Joinery: Dire Legno

Flooring: Spinelli Parquet / @spinelli_parquet

Marble: Scurti Marmi

Lights: Davide Groppi

Photographer: Iacopo Pasqui / @iacopopasqui

From the Architect: I was emotionally included in the renovation of this historic home in Guardiagrele, a city in the Abruzzo area of Italy, from the beginning. Until the 1950s, the home was owned by a very well-recognized learn knife-maker and a technology of apprentices arrived in this article to understand the art of knife building. This is exactly where the name Casa del Ferro—the Iron House—comes from, and it is referenced in the interior structure by way of the staircase and other architectural finishes.

“A single of the principal problems was bringing all-natural gentle into the creating to create heat areas inside of the household. This was the starting up level for the design—we inserted skylights and designed a partnership in between the initially ground and the mezzanine by eliminating part of floor to produce a double-peak room.

“The floor flooring was the moment the do the job place, and we wanted to leave it totally free of dividing walls with the exception of a curved wall, which functions as a sort of installation and conceals the plumbing fixtures. The initially ground is wherever the dwelling space/kitchen area and double bed room are found. The bathroom was designed as if it have been a spa. We held an outdated fire and inserted a bathtub that is illuminated by the skylight at the top rated. Heading up the iron staircase, you attain a mezzanine flooring exactly where the music area and a services bathroom are found. The inside wall surfaces are coated with a tough lime plaster in buy to capture pure mild, though the flooring are built with parquet oak finishes with the exception of the cement resin rest room surfaces.”