Apartment Prati MC by Federico Cappellin
Apartment Prati MC is a modern home located in Rome, Italy, designed in 2019 by Federico Cappellin.
About Apartment Prati MC
Revitalizing a Roman Gem
We renovated a spacious apartment, roughly 180 sqm (1937.5 sq ft), nestled in Rome’s Prati neighborhood. The overhaul encompassed a range of enhancements: tearing down partitions, revamping thermal, water, and electrical systems, introducing energy-efficient measures, updating all fixtures, and adding fresh finishes.
Boosting Energy Efficiency
Focused on energy conservation, we aimed to improve both comfort and cost-effectiveness. Our strategy included insulating beneath windows, insulating attics, and introducing thermal blinds. We also installed thermal aluminum fixtures with low-emission selective glass (transmittance 1.3 W/m^2 K or 0.229 BTU/h ft^2 °F) and an insulated front door (transmittance 1.9 W/m^2 K or 0.334 BTU/h ft^2 °F). Moreover, we opted for a condensing boiler for water and heating and energy-saving LED lighting.
To enhance soundproofing, we applied sound-absorbing materials to walls shared with neighboring properties.
Striking Spatial Layout
We aimed for clear demarcation between living (entry, living area, kitchen, guest bathroom) and sleeping quarters (three bedrooms and two bathrooms).
Most areas feature oak parquet in 6 x 150 cm (roughly 2.36 x 59 inches) ship deck layout. The kitchen showcases Venetian-style gres tiles. The master bathroom boasts large gres tiles mimicking Capraia marble, while other bathrooms present resin-effect gres floors. Bathroom fittings come in matte black or white.
Custom Woodwork and Subtle Integration
All internal fixtures, cabinets, and various accessories were bespoke creations based on our design. They match the wall colors, except the doors, which use contrasting colors to signal entry into new spaces. To discreetly house air conditioning units without the expense of a ducted system, we created compartments with screens color-matched to the walls.
Photography by Paolo Fusco
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