Valletta Penthouse

Valletta Penthouse

Valletta, Malta

Elegant and uncluttered spaces, emphasizing essential elements

Valletta Penthouse is a duplex apartment on top of an historic building located in the heart of Malta’s capital, Valletta. The scope of the project was to entirely remodel both original levels to achieve a new functional layout.

The key feature of the new layout is a rectangular open-space with two floating partitions, that separate the entrance and the circulation from the living area. From the open-space, frameless glass doors bring to the kitchen on one side and to the bedrooms on the other side.

Floating volumes in the living area evoking a space of limitless possibilities

The white plaster of walls and ceilings, combined with the white lacquered cladding of the millwork, is balanced with the warmth of the maple used for the floor planks, for the window frames and shutters, and for a few millwork details in each space. All millwork is mostly built with lacquered mdf. Indirect lighting comes from ceiling coves and millwork, integrated with accent lighting where needed.

Since the stone building was not insulated, an interior lining was added on the entire perimeter of the penthouse, to bring comfort in each season while operating efficiently the concealed ventilation units.

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