Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Commercial building Fratelli Cozzi Auto in Legnano, Italy by Buratti+Battiston Architects
May 28th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Buratti+Battiston Architects
The project is a renovation of a building previously used as garage and cars store, a prefabricated structure of ’60, converted in a showroom for BMW and MINI brands. The project is focused on the definition of the building external image, besides reorganizing the layout and viability of whole area, pointing to develop a new urban quality.
This is a “section” project, meaning that the main theme is about designing three new different sections for three different facades of the building. “Folded sections”, each one defined by three different slopes, vertical-folded-folded, joined in “diamond edges”: the street facade, more urban, is completely embossed; the lateral side is made for pedestrians designing a giant portico; the back side is a car shelter made as deep as allowed. The whole building is made by white aluminium, with a rhythm gave by panel’s joints .
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