When tackling a small apartment in Rome for a family of three, Martino Fraschetti and Vincenzo Tattolo of Studio Strato knew they needed to maximize the home's 750-ish-square-feet. "The main objective for this design was to get as much room as possible from this tiny apartment, avoiding visual and spatial barriers, such as partitions, that may take away from the feeling of harmony," says Tattolo.
The bathroom was placed at the center of the apartment, creating a cornerstone to the design, while the rest of the rooms flow freely. The architects designed the doors and cabinets to be floor-to-ceiling to avoid breaking up the space visually. Clever placement of color creates a sense of continuity. "The furniture was used to add complexity and contradiction to the design," says Tattolo. "Everything arouses curiosity and attention." The end result is a colorful home that makes every square foot count.