At the top of a residential building with a “brutalist” soul, a Gibus bioclimatic pergola offers shelter from the sun, rain and chaos of the city, creating an informal, enjoyable and versatile outdoor space with a spectacular view of the glamourous city’s skyline.
A loft at high altitude
Down there, the city of Milan, the lively residential district of Porta Romana, with its crowded streets, exclusive fashion shops, elegant restaurants serving international cuisine and, up there, on the eighth floor of a residential complex that is striking for its original style, a high-altitude loft with an interesting aesthetic character and a terrace where you can experience peace, silence, beauty and well-being, sheltered from metropolitan chaos.
The interior designer and owner, Chiara Dante (studio ChiaraHoming @chiarahoming) has, in fact, transformed the original 1960s apartment into a contemporary space of great character, composed of fluid and flexible rooms flooded with natural light.
Above the apartment, connected to it by an industrial-style black iron spiral staircase, there is an exclusive and functional terrace, which offers a true oasis of peace, light and well-being.
The flat roof above is almost as large as the apartment. It used to be a sort of uncultivated thicket, but now a few well-positioned potted plants populate this outdoor space that overlooks the downtown roofs and the peaks of the Alps.
The Joy bioclimatic pergola by Gibus is the focal point of the composition: it is made up of two side-by-side modules (plan dimensions: 300 x 690 cm) that accommodate a sitting room and a small dining area with a brick wall to shield them from the noises of the city.
The adjustable blades of the cover allow for the regulation of solar radiation, create a pleasant bioclimatic effect during the hottest days, provide protection from the rain and create a comfortable and welcoming area. The dimmable lights allow for the intensity to be adjusted, depending on the needs and the moment of the day.