27 luxury short rental apartments in Rome designed with a ‘microlocal’ language.
Through this project, THDP desires to create the perfect haven for curious travelers that want to dive deep into the secrets of one of the most fascinating cities in the world. By restoring these apartments, THDP has created a luxury space to live when visiting Rome; a serene yet enchanting space to unwind after long days of exploring.
The three places of intervention are distributed in 3 areas that differ from each other in history and day/night life. Although they tell different stories, they’re still linked by the same past, yet each of them has developed its own identity as a borough.
The first one, Trastevere is a Young Rome, famous for its nightlife, especially outdoors. The alleys, the fountains, and the clothes hanging outside frame a fresh, sparkling and vital life, and here magic is born.
The second one is the monumental Ancient Rome, situated close to the Colosseum and the watershed between 3 of the seven hills, Esquilino, Colle Oppio and Celio.
The third one is Noble Rome, the Rome of palaces, antique dealers and art galleries. An elegant Rome that, when viewed from the windows and terraces, opens up the perspectives to an exclusive and opulent dimension.
Trastevere – Young Rome “La Roma Giovane”
Trastevere is not only famous for its historicity but also for being one of the busiest centers of the city nightlife. The colours and materials here are inspired by the Trastevere district: lively, warm and welcoming, rich in shades and eclectic. Therefore, the use of bright colors and original textures materially expresses the soul of the place. The apartments are composed of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (two of which are en-suite), an open-plan living, dining, kitchen area and a spacious entrance.
The intent is to keep as much existing flooring as possible as a sustainable choice, and yet to retain the balance among the new and existing floor finishes while respecting the design concept.
The layout of the living area is casual and focused on function with a shelving element separating the food preparation area from the lounge area. The lounge enjoys a large corner snug sofa with a built-in double bed for that extra guest.
Colosseo – Ancient Rome “La Roma Antica”
Colosseo is located in one of the most ancient districts in Rome whose origins go back to prehistoric times, when it was nothing more than a rural path used by local populations.
The colours are neutral: black and white like the ancient decorations of the surrounding monuments. A game of contrasts to highlight the volumes of the apartments in an important historical context, and to create unique environments with a strong and decisive contemporary character.
The entire building lays its foundations on Roman ruins, ancient remains of the prisons that connected with the nearby Colosseum that can still be visited by going down to the basement. The furnishings of the apartments will align with the elements already present in the entrance and on the various floors, to create a stylistic continuum for the visitor. The apartments are composed of 1 bedroom and bathroom and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, and a spacious entrance.
The kitchen area of Antica scheme is sleek and modern, the colour scheme is neutral, the fittings are chrome with a travertine countertop and backsplash adding a timeless elegance to the interior. The bespoke pendant design by THDP and modern FF&E choices make the space feel elegant yet contemporary.
The living area is a perfect balance between timeless elegance and contemporary design. The colour scheme is black and white, with accents of brown, green and dusty pink.
Piazza Navona – Noble Rome “La Roma Nobile”
This neighborhood was created to establish a quick connection between the monumental and administrative center of the city and the new residential districts beyond the Tiber. The area is sumptuous and elegant, full of palaces, monumental churches and decorated interior courtyards. Both condominiums boast large terraces from which you can enjoy the 360-degree view of Rome, with the opportunity to observe all the most important landmarks of the city.
Here the tone is raised using more dramatic colors and more precious materials, both hard and soft. The environment is dark as in the old noble palaces, also using modern furnishings here. The apartments are composed of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one of which is en suite), a generous living and dining area and a separate kitchen.
The intent is to keep as much existing flooring as possible to reduce costs yet to retain the balance among the new and existing floor finishes while respecting the design concept.
The rich and colourful Nobile scheme for kitchen features handless colored kitchen fronts, faux marble look countertop, brass fittings, and modern furniture selection.
Luxurious finishes and bespoke light fittings by THDP together with wow effect feature wall covering bring together the overall design concept.