Inside a Renovated Brutalist Apartment in Rome

A Brutalist-inspired apartment in the suburbs of Rome in Tor de’ Cenci recently received a complete renovation by STUDIOTAMAT. Designed for a lawyer couple, the project consisted of renovating the 120-square-meter apartment, along with a coveted 40-square-meter terrace. The Casa Rude residence overlooks the Castelporziano Nature Reserve offering both wooded and sea views, an ideal locale after years of living in small apartments in the heart of the city. Now, their space is filled with natural light, original character, and modern conveniences.

angled view of modern home seating area with built-in sofa with rust colored fabric

“What guided us in the design was the desire to enhance the distinctive features of the unique terraced building, dating back to the 1980s, which houses the apartment. We wanted to restore fluidity to the spaces, encourage the opening, and the discovery of pre-existing materials and details, on which to set a new vision,” says STUDIOTAMAT co-founder Tommaso Amato.

interior view through dining room into brutalist kitchen

The main living area is designed much like a open plan loft with unfinished walls and the support structure’s exposed concrete visually connecting the spaces.

partial view of monotone kitchen

partial interior view of modern kitchen looking through island

Paired with the original Brutalist details are a variety of tones, textures, and materials that add up to a visually enticing space. The roughness of the terracotta tiles on the oval island and concrete pillars are juxtaposed with the smooth Patagonia marble countertops that connect the two.

partial interior view of modern kitchen with rounded island

angled interior view of modern dining room and kitchen with rounded island

A custom dining table with a Shou sugi treated wood top rests on a black base and a glossy red ceramic leg for a sleek look.

modern interior with view of big builtin wood storage cabinet

A large, multifunctional birch wood cube is built to hide the pantry, hold coats, provide storage, and house a TV.

angled modern interior with view of big built-in wood storage cabinet open

angled interior view of modern dining room and kitchen with rounded island

modern home office view with unique design held up but red circular disc

A wall of perforated bricks separates the living room and home office allowing natural light to pass through. A custom desk extends out from the built-in shelves and is held up by a circular red wheel, complementing the dining table’s leg a few feet away. The wheel allows the desk to roll along on a track to a new position.

view down hallway of modern home with sliding screen door

A pivoting door visually separates the public areas from the sleeping area, which houses a main bedroom with ensuite bathroom, and a guest room.

side view of modern bedroom with peach bedding and sliding glass doors opening up to the bathroom

In the primary bedroom, sliding ribbed glass doors offer privacy to those in the bathroom while allowing light in.

side view of modern bedroom with peach bedding and sliding glass doors opening up to the bathroom

modern bedroom bathroom with cylindrical stone sink flanked by sliding glass doors hiding bathroom

side view of modern bedroom with peach bedding

partial view of modern bed with peach and green bedding

partial view behind sliding glass door into bathroom

view into modern bathroom with green marble on walls and round floating bathtub

angled view of bathroom sink

exterior view on apartment patio with seating areas and plants

The large terrace features an outdoor kitchen, seating areas, dining space, and outdoor shower, all of which benefit from sunset views.

exterior porch view with outdoor shower

two men standing behind one woman with white shirt

STUDIOTAMAT \\\ Photo: Flavia Rossi

Photography by Serena Eller Vainicher.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.

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