gentle skin

The apartment as second skin

The Skin. Your living space as a second skin. Another layer, that protects you and gives you the possibility to express yourself, to begin a dialogue.

The project should motivate the person, who lives there to engage with himself. The white colour forms the scene, which is then filled with the inhabitant and his objects. The space is like a book where the inhabitant can write his own story.

interior design

The apartment was dismantled und cleared from all the memories and objects that relate to the memories of previous inhabitants in order to create space for the development of the new character. The apartment is like a second skin, which allows the inhabitant to develop at heart. For this reason all the permanent features of the space are kept in white. The objects that create the furnishing of the apartment are all related to certain moments and memories of the inhabitant.

product design

Each piece of furniture and also all the decorative elements have their own story, which relates to the owner.

“The space turns into a book, where the inhabitant can express his own story.”

Stefan Rier

Founder/ Architect

facts & figures

Typology: apartment

Location: Bozen / Bolzano (I)

Completion: 2011



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