42m Life Saga Interior Refit: Pastrovich Studio Shipyard: OldenburgerPhotographer: Giovanni Malgarini The design of the main salon and the dining room created for Life Saga is my personal interpretation of the geometrical rules invented during the 5th Century to enhance the perception of space.Stefano Pastrovich …Read More The 5th Century is the era of the ideal city, characterized by a regular geometry of design against the previous disorder of the medieval town. The ideal city is often an attempt to deploy Utopian ideals at the local level of the living space, where the floor plans are based on grids or other geometrical patterns. During that period the architects experimented and developed rules of the perspective and perception of the space. The Architect and Stenographer Andrea Palladio is considered the most influential individual in the history of Architecture. He strategically designed his spaces not only to aid defense but to increase the human emotions for those living within it. Life Saga’s plan is divided into regular sectors The plan view of Life Saga is divided into 12 equal sectors of 30 degrees. Each sector follows a specific rule: some hide the view with an opaque round wall, others let the exterior view become part of the pleasure. …Read More In Life Saga the space continues between the dining room and the aft salon The two consecutive open sectors allow the spacial connection between the forward dining room and the aft salon. A similar connection is present between the aft salon and the exterior terrace creating a feeling of great openness and freshness, where exterior and interior become one. Some of those sectors are limited by a round wall which constrains the view inside the room where others open up the view to the exterior through windows, finally the aft opening glass doors declare the intention to increase the inside-out connection. The longitudinal symmetry of this game between void and filled spaces gives the two round areas a unique ambiance. Thanks to the use of regular partitions, a visitor living inside will struggle to find the beginning or the end of the space. The direct consequence is an increased perception of space, with a welcome feeling of space.