Functional division of space zones at keeping the sense of considerable residence`s space extension was the main challenge for Francesc Rifé Studio`s architects while implementing the project of this apartment in Valencia, Italy. The project`s peculiarity is sliding doors, which are intended for space division; at the same time their panels are basically a surface of the corridor`s walls or inbuilt furniture`s body frame. In order to solve this task a construction of almost invisible guide frames was developed. It assisted in creation of surfaces system, creating the feeling of placidity and visual purity.

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The residence is divided in two main zones. Sliding doors allow to easily divide a part of the apartment (which includes a kitchen, dining room and living room) from the rest of the rooms. The kitchen is the heart of this apartment. Its interior is formed of tinted glass volumes, serving as shelves, as well as of standard furniture combined with ventilation hood of industrial style, which brings unusual notes to the premise. A big living room is connected with a terrace and a garden, which is a natural barrier against city noise. There is a large bathroom adjoining the main bedroom and made of dolomite marble. A shower cabin is placed into the volume of tinted glass volume and acts like a division module as well, which segregates the space containing toilet and bidet.

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