Perforated Wavy Metal Screens Are A Reference To Ancient Persian Arches


Architect and designer Francesca Perani has created a micro-apartment in Bergamo, Italy, that features a perforated metal screened facade. #MetalScreen #PrivacyScreen #Architecture #BuildingDesign

Architect and designer Francesca Perani has created a micro-apartment in Bergamo, Italy, that features a wavy metal screened facade.

Designed as an ‘Urban Cabin’, the small apartment is a complete restoration of an open porch, which was once used as a storage area, however it’s the arched screens that are the first thing people see.

Architect and designer Francesca Perani has created a micro-apartment in Bergamo, Italy, that features a perforated metal screened facade. #MetalScreen #PrivacyScreen #Architecture #BuildingDesign

The perforated metal screens contrast the “earth” color of the building, and are a reference to ancient Persian arches. By being installed a short distance away from the building, they act as a shade and privacy screen.

Architect and designer Francesca Perani has created a micro-apartment in Bergamo, Italy, that features a perforated metal screened facade. #MetalScreen #PrivacyScreen #Architecture #BuildingDesign

At night, the screens are lit up and showcased by the outdoor lighting, as well as the lighting that glows from within the apartment.

Architect and designer Francesca Perani has created a micro-apartment in Bergamo, Italy, that features a perforated metal screened facade. #MetalScreen #PrivacyScreen #Architecture #BuildingDesign

Here’s a closer look at the perforated screen that shows the identical circular cut-outs.

A perforated metal screen is used to provide this micro-apartment with shade and privacy. #PerforatedScreen #MetalScreen #Architecture
Photography: Francesca Perani | Project leader: architetta Francesca Perani – FPEnterprise | Collaborators: Ilenia Perlotti – Interior designer | Intern jr. architect: Ilaria Odoli | Styling: Chiara Birolini | Engineer: Roberto Belotti | Builder: Gherardi Giuseppe | Metal shadings: Valoti Giovanni | Heat Engineer: Luca Noris – Progterm | Decorator: Diego Armellini | Carpenter: DueMMe | Lighting: Due Effe Illuminazione | cutout illustration: cutoutmix