Private House in Sagaponack

Sagaponack NY / 2002

The design proposal for the villa evolves from the inside out, making the kitchen the center of the building around which all architectural and interior design elements are organized. A perimeter wall defines the inhabited portion of the site by bending around the house in a protective gesture. The residence is clad entirely in limestone, only interrupted by wood and glass panels that insert points of harmony and transparency into the robust design. An entrance lounge functions as the domesticated portion of the outside space, while the second floor’s four bedrooms overlook the sunken pool and the garden.

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Residential
340 sqm
The Brown Companies

B&B Italia Novedrate

Novedrate / 2002

Consolidating new architectural and interior design solutions in the 1970s factory design by Tobia Scarpa, B&B Italia’s new research and development center occupies an area of 3,500 sqm. The reduction of the original design was achieved by devising a rough concrete wall that joins the two existing formations in a new corner composition. Behind the wall the program elements are distributed over three floors, including a 6m-high underground floor that stores plyurethane drum presses, a ground floor for prototyping, and a first floor for internal showroom, design office and terraces. The first two floors are made from prefabricated concrete elements, while the showroom and the offices are made from a metallic structure with a slightly regressing perimeter.

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Workspaces and Headquarters
8 000 sqm
B&B

Enzo degli Angiuoni

Lecco / 2002

The core of the factory complex was built using mixed traditional technology, a concrete structure, brick curtain walls and trusses. The new warehouse, with its simple, classic pre-fabricated volume, reaches slightly above the old construction. The part of the façade which was originally in reinforced concrete panels has been painted in tar black, as have the existing transformer station and the meter housing near the entrance. Black has also been used for the external paving in slate gravel, so as to provide continuity along the surfaces and through the color palette of the interiors.

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Workspaces and HeadquartersRetail
1 000 sqm
Enzo degli Angiuoni

Eurojersey

CARONNO PERTUSELLA / 2002

The architectural project was to renovate the two existing office buildings respecting the limitations of the volumes, the ground layout, and the load-bearing reinforced concrete structure. A single metal curved roofing gathers the two buildings and the porter’s lounge. In the new scheme, the facade of the printing plant harmoniously echoes the northern facade of the office building. The need to protect the plant interior from direct sunlight while still ensuring access to natural light, led to the creation of sun screens in Serena stone, offering a color contrast with the front-facing brickwork.

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Workspaces and Headquarters
830 sqm
Eurojersey

Valentino Milan

Milan / 2001

The restyling of the flagship store on Via Montenapoleone (Milan) exemplifies the indivisible integration between architectural space and product display, in line with the ever-lasting value of the Valentino trademark. The design concept brings chromatic materials with a tone of delicate brilliance, engaging the senses with skillfully computed precision and rigor.

Adorned with the decorative elements of a period building, the interior bears the plentiful yet sparse compositional spirit of a contemporary setting. Slender bronze borders on the wall fabrics’ lining, together with the long and fluid horizontal line of the hanging display fixtures, leave impressions of a pleasing visual experience.

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Retail
650 sqm
Valentino

B&B Italia London

London / 2001

B&B Italia’s London flagship store, with areas dedicated to Arclinea, proposes a close correlation between the living area and the kitchen. The interaction between the high-end kitchens of Arclinea and the furniture of B&B Italia and Maxalto is housed in a fluid sequence of spaces, illuminated by a new and efficient LED lighting system. The 1,200 sqm showroom opens to Brompton Road through a passage of smoothly suspended gallery space demarcating the entrance. The spatial arrangement centers around the “working area” which is dedicated to a lavish selection of fabrics, to the visualization of personalized products, and to the champions of furniture design.

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Retail
1 200 sqm
B&B

ATM

Milan / 2001

The design of Duomo metro station’s mezzanine level establishes optimal connectivity between underground commercial spaces. The station restyling takes place at the very center of Milan, within an infrastructural hub that serves the city as a place of interchange between multiple modes of transport. Positioned between the city and the underground platforms, the concept of the mezzanine is inserted in the cultural world of commercial spaces, rather than in the world of infrastructural necessities and technicalities. The space allows people to experience the new surroundings not only as users of public transport, but also as consumers in the busiest cultural and commercial hub of Milan.

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Civic and Cultural
1000 sqm
Azienda Trasporti Milanesi

Aspesi Factory

Legnano / 2000

The factory building of Aspesi evokes a farm-like atmosphere. Even though the foundation of the building faces the outside with solid brick walls, air holes lend a granary character to the building. The view to the outside woods and the continuity of the operational rooms on the first floor are at the core of the architectural and interior design. A 15 m wide ring runs around the perimeter containing the administration, sales, and logistics departments and the creative R&D area. The ring on the first floor looks onto an internal court from which the production area on the ground floor takes its natural light.

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Workspaces and Headquarters
9750 sqm
Alberto Aspesi

Ansaldo

Milan / 1998

The competition entry for “Ansaldo – City of Cultures” localizes architectural interventions within the existing building complex in order to create spaces and flows for cultural exchange. Following a sort of acupuncture procedure, the body of the building is not only an architectural reaction with an contemporary theme, but also an attempt to reorganize the relationship between interior and exterior spaces. While conserving the area’s industrial character, the project offers spaces for informal gatherings that extend the meanings of the spaces beyond its physical contents.

In collaboration with Cino Zucchi architect, Milan

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Renovation, Restoration and Adaptive ReuseCivic and Cultural
8600 sqm
City of Milan

Moenchsberg Museum

Salzburg / 1998

The competition entry represents the reuse of a rather crude hospitality facility from the ‘70s, marked by aluminum verandas. The project re-immerses the building in the picturesque mountain-locked landscape where the building distinguishes itself with its slender clock tower. The sequence of stone walls defines artificial surfaces that create a natural fortification on an elevated point of the city. Within the building, labyrinth-like paths and access ways cut though the orthogonal axes of the layout.

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Civic and Cultural
6 500 sqm
Stadt Salzburg

B&B Italia Stand

Milan / 1997

The designs of B&B Italia’s stands for the Milan Furniture Fair emerge out of the symbiotic relationship between B&B Italia and Antonio Citterio. The stands prioritize the excellence of product design embodied by the furniture collections, framing the space in a way that communicates the values of the products with lightness and ease.

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Retail
B&B

Cerruti

Milan / 1997

Echoing the solemn elegance of its trademark, the Milan flagship store of Cerruti radiates contemporaneity with its minimalist aesthetic that signals introspection and authenticity. The environment showcases clothing items as the protagonists, with supporting acts from the mannequin and from the surrounding space. The space is transformed into a linear and neutral volumetric system with subtle lighting and stone flooring in natural cool shade. Female and male universes combine in the harmony between the white drapes’ feminine gesture of privacy and the rugged masculine structure of hardwood used for the men’s section.

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Retail
150 sqm
Cerruti Group Service

Private Villa in Cene

Cene / 1995

On the vivid south side of the Bergamasco hills in northern Italy where the landscape folds and changes its nature, the villa complex houses individual members of the family in disjoint buildings. High and turreted, the core building’s living room becomes the center of an intricate composition, the heart of family’s life. The plans and volumes of the building are both reminiscent of a small medieval town, distilled in the clean formulations of the exterior architecture and the interiors.

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Residential
415 sqm
Private

Private Villa Como

Como / 1995

The architecture and interior design for the private residence in the town of Lurago Marinone features an unbroken continuity between exterior and interior space with a tight sequence of inner rooms and patios. With a blend of abstraction and realism, the sharp lines of the walls penetrate the form of the building and organize the interiors of the building, while a traditional roof structure crowns the villa. The interior and the exterior architecture – featuring intricate frames and sliding shutters in the facade for optimal light control – provide a pure setting for exhibiting the remarkable art collection of the residents.

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Residential
900 sqm
Private

Building Complex in Seregno

Seregno / 1995

The redevelopment of the 16,000 sqm site previously occupied by an old cotton mill creates new commercial, residential and administrative buildings following the traditional architecture of the Brianza region. The site is divided in three distinct but interconnected areas: the first area provides access to the other two inside the complex, laid out as a main plaza and gardens. The redevelopment inserts stairs, ramps and pedestrian-circulation routes, creating a complex on the urban scale, a minuscule city fragment within the thriving town of Seregno, on the northern edge of Milan.

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Workspaces and HeadquartersResidentialRetail
30 000 sqm
Immobiliare Libi

FUSCO

Corsico / 1994

The 4,000 sqm production complex for Antonio Fusco is situated in Milan’s industrial periphery, in an area that developed during intensive industrial expansions. Its 1,200 sqm of office space is distributed over two volumes of the front that open to the enclosed garden and frame the circular hall. In addition, core production functions are carried out on the four levels of the 3,400 sqm of production area and warehouse space, and the 800 sqm of mechanized depot. A sense of architectural inseparability between the main front and the road side is fixed by the elongated horizontal articulation achieved by the reinforced concrete structural elements.

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Workspaces and Headquarters
4 000 sqm
Antonio Fusco

ESPRIT

Milan / 1988

Comprising six repurposed industrial buildings around two courts, the Milan headquarters of Esprit is dominated by their grey concrete facade, perforated by large frameless window-panes. The visual screen of the main entrance leads to a zigzagging route that goes through the buildings by means of ramps, bridges and hot-wrought galvanized steel staircases. The choice of galvanized steel, usually used in sheet form for making eaves and roofing, represents a bold element in the interior architecture, along with the waxed grey concrete flooring and the visible air-conditioning system.

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Workspaces and Headquarters
3 000 sqm
Esprit de Corp
1 6 7 8
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