ROBERT’S APARTMENT, Valletta, Malta (2011)

A central glass box asserts the contemporary for an apartment located in a historic cityscape, adding flexibility to a compact home.

Using custom folding partitions, new layout configurations can be created around the glass cube which contains the master bedroom and bathroom; opening up larger living areas for entertaining or an extra bedroom for visiting guests.

The play of light on the opaque glass provides the opportunity for different illumination options, and an elegant mix of textures; a counterpoint for warm wood, white walls and modern fittings.

Design Team: Simon Grech, Andrew Vinci, Andrea Pisani  |  Photography: Jon Banthorpe  |  Writeup: Holly Knowles