In one of the historically most important neighbourhoods of Rome, the Ghetto, we find this beautiful apartment 'Rome Lungotevere' designed by the Italian Stefano Dorata. Its location and history had a major influence on the design.
From every window in this apartment, you have a beautiful view of the impressive Great Synagogue of Rome which plays as if it were a decorative element in the house. The entire floor plan of the 200m2 apartment has been redesigned to give it a more modern distribution. "When designing my projects, I tend to link the architectural element, composition, functionality and technology to a common denominator based on harmony. The words of my architectural vocabulary are: emotion, perspective, balance of proportions, symmetry — with its occasional infringements — balance and, at times, disruption of light and shade. I seek classicism in contemporary values and invention," the architect says about his work.
The view serves as decorative element.
In Dorata's design language, symmetry, axes, perspectives and neutral colours are always central. The spaces here have a summery and light atmosphere with mainly white and beige tones and a black or brown detail here and there. In the interior, some vintage pieces are combined with furniture designed by the architect, himself, such as the table in the entrance hall as well as the lamps in the dining room. Dorata brought the unique, elegant and airy atmosphere of the Italian capital into this residence. The designer always adds a different touch of glamour and 'Rome Lungotevere' is another fine example of this.
Images: © Giorgio Baroni