How Hannes Peer Lives

The Milan-based architect invites The Spaces into his eclectic apartment overlooking Politecnico di Milano


Architect Hannes Peer set up his own practice from the comfort of his apartment in 2009. From within its walls he has designed homes for fashion designers and art collectors in Milan and beyond, as well as retail spaces from brands like N°21. His apartment overlays 1960s Modernist details – like the window frames – with Neoclassical sculptures and contemporary lighting that picks out details in the fabrics and artworks. ‘A home is where you feel comfortable and in Milan I feel accepted,’ he says. ‘I’ve lived and worked in many cities – in New York, Berlin and Rotterdam for Rem Koolhaas – but Milan always pulls me back.’

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