Studio Didea has recently completed a renovation and interior design project that shaped the firm’s new headquarters. The interventions transformed a top floor apartment in a modern building in Palermo into a contemporary working space.
▼入口门厅，entry hall ©Serena Eller
The apartment dated back to the 70s and followed the typical spatial layouts of that time. The floor plan was organised around a long hallway granting access to the different rooms in the house – all clearly separated in their functions and presenting a sharp distinction between living and sleeping areas.
▼入口标识，entrance area ©Serena Eller
The need for a dynamic interior that could maintain some hierarchy of space convinced the architects to preserve the hallway as circulation space. The addition of wooden cupboards also turns it into a service and storage area. The cupboards accompany the users’ path from the hall to the working areas, in front of which they are turned into bookshelves.
▼走廊，hallway ©Serena Eller
▼走廊沿线的房间，the room along the hallway ©Serena Eller
All rooms develop perpendicularly to the hallway. Among these, there is a small kitchen, suitable not only for breaks but also as an informal working space.
▼厨房，kitchen ©Serena Eller
At the end of the hallway we find the working areas, featuring thirty workstations. Although split into different rooms, they are virtually united by a ribbon window; furthermore, the addition of a cantilevered table that develops across different rooms provides the illusion of an uninterrupted space.
▼主要办公区域，the working areas at the end of the hallway ©Serena Eller
▼独立的空间通过带状的窗户连接在一起，the rooms are virtually united by a ribbon window ©Serena Eller
▼横跨空间的悬臂式桌子， the cantilevered table develops across different rooms ©Serena Eller
▼内部办公空间，the internal working spaces ©Serena Eller
The entry hall is devised as a screen, offering glimpses towards the studio’s core: a large meeting room featuring 15 seats.
▼从门厅望向会议室，view from the entry hall ©Serena Eller
▼会议室，meeting room ©Serena Eller
▼细部，details ©Serena Eller
The selection of materials and the balance between artificial and natural light make the space warm and cosy, emulating the atmosphere of a home interior. Three big windows, interrupted by the shelves of a material library, offer a panoramic background to the studio and grant access to the terrace facing via della Libertà.
▼柔和而平衡的光线给人以家一般的氛围， the balance between artificial and natural light make the space warm and cosy ©Serena Eller
▼通往露台的门，the door leading to the terrace ©Serena Eller
The result is a minimalist style, distinguished by a selected and homogenous choice of materials that define the interior’s colour palette: ash oak wood for the floor and the wooden elements in the working areas; grey resin and Billiemi marble for the toilet room; black for the windows’ frames and the lighting elements; cream colour for the curtains, in order to enhance the warmth of the lights.
▼奶油色的窗帘进一步映衬出光线的温暖，cream colour for the curtains, in order to enhance the warmth of the lights ©Serena Eller
▼家具材料搭配，interior’s colour palette ©Serena Eller
▼平面图，plan ©studio didea
studio didea new headquarters
Client: studio didea architetti associati
Task: Refurbishment, Interior Design
Area: 200 mq
Contractor: Di Maio costruzioni
Materials: wood/ glass / black metal / marbles
Marbles supplier: Industria Lo Bianco marmi
Climate control: Daikin
Lighting supplier: Deltalight, Davide Groppi
Woodworks: Bonaccorso Arredamenti
Furniture suppliers: Carl Hansen & Son; Vitra; Rimadesio; Knoll; Bulthaup; Pedrali; ICF;
Textiles : Cuccì
Budget: 150.000 €
Foto: Serena Eller