3 Vaults: A Refurbished Apartment in Turin, Italy

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This small one-bedroom apartment, called 3 Vaults, was refurbished by R3Architetti. The space now serves as a home and an Airbnb rental in Turin, Italy. The three “vaults” of the plan are the common area, the bedroom, and the bathroom. In the common area, one finds a short diagonal hall connecting the living room, the naturally-lit study, and kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is detailed with exposed concrete walls, oak doors, and zinc-coated steel pipes. The interior design pairs simple materials with sparing vintage decoration from 1905 for a refined industrial atmosphere. In the bathroom, this takes the form of a light blue-green wash on the ceiling and a sculptural concrete sink. Strengthening the connection between the two private rooms, the artful ceiling extends over to the bedroom and brings a touch of color to the otherwise neutral-toned space.

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Photography by Jacopo Gallitto

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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