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Armani Unveils Plans for Casa Condos in Rome

The designer Armani is helping transform historic buildings into residences.

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Under the watch of Italy’s archeological superintendent, the design team is restoring the complex, which includes a former convent with 10-meter-high ceilings and a tower overlooking the Imperial Forums. Rare plants will be brought back to the more than 9,500 square feet of terraced gardens.

“Green areas are essential,” said Armani, because they contribute to a welcoming and comfortable venue. “In sync with a city that alternates monuments and wonderful gardens,” he added.

The “apartments will be essential, simple, in a contemporary and rigorous design,” Armani said. At the same time, however, their interior design “will respect the architectural structure and the city, without jerks or contrasts. In total harmony.”

Each apartment will have its own specific plan, but finishings include marmorino plaster or typically Roman materials such as travertine stone, contrasting with Eramosa limestone or vaults coated in liquid metal. Colors are in line with Armani’s staple palette, from beige to gray, with touches of black and tobacco brown.

As for the concierge service, the designer said Italy is lagging. “We still need to develop a culture of service in Italy,” he said. “When I travel, especially in the East, I notice the difference….Cavour220 is a strong signal in that sense.”

 

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