Architect | Marcante-Testa

Location | Venice

Product | Flow[T] by Nao Tamura

Year | 2017

The latest project by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa 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 panelling 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 is also seen in the support structure of the lamps in Murano glass in the living area, Flow[T] by Nao Tamura x WonderGlass, whose hues evoke the reflection of the city in its canals at twilight.

The project aims to interpret and embrace the Venetian landscape, the lagoon, and its colours through the materials, the textures, and the furniture chosen.


Photographed by Carola Ripamonti.