Architect | Marcante-Testa
Location | Venice
Product | Flow[T] by Nao Tamura
The latest project by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa is in the most decorated city in the world, where an extraordinary architectural past struggles to absorb contemporary developments: a project for the renovation of a 19th-century building facing a small canal in Sestiere San Marco.
The design work thus began with a reinterpretation of the “inside/outside” relationship, starting with the vertical circulation, where the graphic design of the new paneling surrounding the staircase alludes to the image of the exterior facades, while the “inhabited” landing foreshadows the intimacy of the apartments.
A new horizontal view perspective that is also seen in the support structure of the lamps in Murano glass in the living area, Flow[T] by Nao Tamura, whose hues evoke the reflection of the city in its canals at twilight. Through the glass of the lamps, the wallpapers with a shaded effect, the colors of the walls, all the way to the choice of the furnishings (like the glass tables or the iridescent carpet), the project sets out to interpret and incorporate the Venetian landscape, the lagoon and its colors.