Welcome to our gallery featuring the striking Monolithic House, an apartment designed by Brain Factory.
The Monolithic House is an apartment located in Castrovillari, in Southern Italy, named after the creative concept behind the project, playing with the volumetric subtractions of a monolithic block.
The majestic views of nearby mountains, clearly visible through the expansive windows of the apartment, informed the choice of stone as a conceptual raw material.
In addition to stone, a predominant natural material is the wood near the entrance. This space is enveloped in a surreal atmosphere, with a rain of Swarovski crystals adorning the walls, dotting like constellations.
Thematic tension in the main open space is built around the monolithic block, the stone wall partition between kitchen and living room. This element is characterized by a window which performs the dual function of dining space and serving area, with a retractible divider to separate the spaces.
Modern design is blended with some more whimsical elements to create a diverse and cohesive space.
We hope you enjoy the sleek design of the Monolithic House by Brain Factory.
The kitchen is awash in high contrast, with bright white cabinetry meeting the dark hued “monolith” wall and warm natural wood tones. The living room can be seen through the void at right.
The kitchen stands as a lengthy, discrete element within the open space, defined by long countertops and a black backsplash, matching the dividing wall. A small in-kitchen dining space stands along the left side.
Peering through the open space, we see the rich wood repeated on the dining room table, while white sectional hugs the far wall. Pendant lights, art pieces, and a unique letter painted wall spice up this space.
The dining room table is a singular slab of natural hardwood, surrounded by black and chrome minimalist chairs. The monolith wall stands at left, while the main hall is seen at right.
The open plan living and dining room is an exquisite buffet of details, including the letters wall at far end, monolith dark slab panels, modern lighting, and rich hardwood flooring.
Here’s a close view of the unique pendant lights, wrapped in glass cones, above the dining table.
The dining space as seen head-on, with kitchen in background. Hall to the private spaces of the home is seen at right.
Rounding the corner in the hall, one has access to the kitchen at left and bedroom and bathrooms to the right. Abundant wood shelving is built into the large dividing wall.
Here’s a view down the main hall, the natural hardwood flooring contrasting deeply with grey wall details and white trim. Recessed lighting at the edges of the ceiling illuminate the space in a modern fashion.
The dark hued panels help define the living and dining room area, while the letter wall leads toward private ares of the home.
Here we see one of the more novel touches within the home: a pair of wall mounted half-lamps, white against a white tile wall. Smoked glass door is seen at left.
Here we see the crystal “rain” wall, with subtle sparkling adding visual interest from afar.
The ceiling in this space runs with a central recessed lighting track, over the crystal adorned wall and white lamps.
The bathroom continues the white-on-wood motif, with a floating minimalist vanity at left and glass enclosed shower at right.
The floating, monolithic vanity stands below a ‘sandblown’ look wall with frameless mirror above. Bamboo adds a shot of color and life to the white space.
The master bath is overseen by a large ultra-modern lighting solution in white, with wood wrapped soaking tub at far end. Floating vanity in black holds a white vessel sink.
With this close up sink view, we see the detailed wall etching in the master bathroom, behind wall-mounted plumbing.
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