The textural qualities of materials can have a powerful impact on the character of a space, acting upon both our sense of sight and touch. Archiplan Studio's design for the Appartamento AL in Mantova, Italy is a striking example of this potential. The architects enrich a simple modern design through the thoughtful expression of the 'imperfect' organic textures at work in both old and new materials. I really appreciate the careful use of light and color to create emphasis and enhance the various textures throughout the project. Check out more photos here.