Casa Lapo | Architecture

photo lapo_01_zps8b6f9176.jpg

Lapo Elkann, the New York born Italian’s name in 1977’s name is synonymous with sports cars, bespoke suits with a little more flair than usual, beautiful women and camouflage transportation. The impulsive, never surrenderd tattooed individual is also the designer behind the innovative brand Italia Independent which strikes me as a sort of extension to his massive closet, and creative impulses.

photo tumblr_meeze1PY6Y1r4abt0o1_1280_zps8ab7f56e.jpg photo 120404_LapoElkann_LifestyleMirror_04_234F_zps67fb2beb.jpg

It doesn’t surprise me that when the fast living Fiat heir rests his hat, he prefers a contrast to the busyness and excess he deals with from day to day.

photo lapo_05_zps61edd1e7.jpg

The open plan devoid of any structure illicits a calm and direct approach to the hideaway.

photo lapo_06_zpsc5707e91.jpg

Designed by French architect, Florent Lasdesaulnier, it is a sober yet personality rich structure that will indeed impress Italian entrepreneur Lapo Elkann’s distinctive taste.

photo lapo_02_zpsdc6a54eb.jpg photo lapo_04_zpseadc4dee.jpg

The structure’s ability to take on different skins intrigued me, but figured it was expected that camouflage would be the first choice.

photo lapo_03_zpse4c8a508.jpg

Quote from Designboom:

“The mixing of disciplines, materials and colours are his trademark.  a global artist, pressed for time, driven, anxious to understand, to assemble, to visit

and revisit products, places and spaces.  his creative energy is even expressed through his look. all of it seemed so familiar without my knowing why.  
my reaction was not so much fascination but rather curiosity, and once i reached the end of the interview, the project was fixed.  it was incredible. a first time experience.’

– architect florent lesaulnier

photo lapo_07_zps0d06ac89.jpg photo lapo_08_zps1200732c.jpg photo lapo_09_zps11563a99.jpg photo lapo_10_zpsbfa9c9d2.jpg

Amazing stuff.