This is the story of an inverted mezzanine in a modern, well-finished, diaphanous, double-height industrial space that was supposed to host both Romano’s workshop and BOX3’s showroom.
Usually, the exhibition space takes the side of the light. Nevertheless, light in the Mediterranean can be too bright, hence the dilemma of having a sort of ‘Arab’ attic and locate the offices on the windows’ side, so that the brightness of the double-height interior space could be weight up.
The decision to reverse the distribution was also a question of responded to circulation and privacy, both for the showroom’s visitors and the employees in the upper offices. That is why the proportion of the loft follows a rule by Frank Lloyd Wright (and also Le Corbusier’s): a compression 2.20 meters from the lower space, thus achieving a both visual and hermetic closing effect.