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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Zenale Building in Milan, Italy by Filippo Taidelli Architetto

 
December 23rd, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Filippo Taidelli Architetto (FTA)

The building in question Zenale out on the pathway, a minor road that connects two major roads of the center of Milan, Via San Vittore and Corso Magenta near the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The body of the building, dating back to 1901, began around form with a “L” on a courtyard. the volume overlooking the main road and turned to less than the wing North is part of the property bordering the park. The façades reflect the characteristics morphology typical of buildings the end of the nineteenth century the area. The main road, five floors above ground, strain has a base in Lombardy, the plan ground and upper floors in imitation ashlar plaster with a design that simulates the presence of brick on sight. The façade is punctuated by large string courses and from wrought iron with floral design of balconic wooden doors and shutters on sliding wall. The home front on the court is more austere, openings and plaster painted with regular Milan taxes yellow gray. The North elevation to the garden is completely blind since it is bound by the easement against of the surrounding properties. The front was plastered today, not stained and full of action subsequent spontaneous tenants (windows, views, outdoor machines of air conditioners). on it, despite the lack of formal value, a constraint concerns indirect Superintendence for the Artistic for the presence of historical monuments in the vicinity ( Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Palace of the Bells) The intended use of the original provided to pianop basement cellars, workshops the ground floor and residences on upper floors.

Exterior View

Concept:
The complete renovation of the building aims technical and formal adjustment of the building, the recovery of the volume of the existing roof and the creation of an internal layout more flexible to new uses. The ‘building envelope has been completely revised to provide users with thermal and visual comfort and able fit smoothly into the existing. The main processes of this intervention are: 6 restructuring existing facades: the restored deteriorated plaster, the facade of the main body road and on the court were painted colored and white window frames and shutters replaced it with new light gray create games on the facade tone on tone enrich the statement that serves as the fifth the park. new facade on the garden (see Chapter p.8) restructuring apartments: The ceilings and vertical structures in the original bricks have been maintained and consolidated to allow the construction of apartments broader and more fluid and internal distribution feature spaces of different sizes through and double heights. For details, see Chapter “Functional Program” re-roof: wooden frame the original cover has been replaced by a floor that has a metal structure allowed to contain a maximum thickness of floor without compromising the insulation. This together to create new and capuchin lowering of the floor of the fourth floor has allowed to recover volumes for new housing and terraces. new courtyard (see section on page 9) restructuring stairwell: is maintained stairwell, with a new lift with proper- P -1 feel the ‘floor access for the disabled. INTERVENTIONS T P P P +1 +2 P +3 P +4 P +5 technological systems: The new thermal insulation of ‘housing with system solutions to be adopted (pump heat water for the aquifer system conditioning and floor heating) provide maximum thermal comfort of the rooms and significant energy savings in building management. The electrical system has been completely renovated in accordance with the application of lighting low power.

Exterior View

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FTA is a multidisciplinary design studio, creating architecture, industrial and interior design with special attention toward energy saving strategies and sustainability. Our projects unite technical experimentation with environmental research, translating the limitations proposed by energy conscious design into creative solutions which guide the formal character of the project’s realization. This approach is the core of the studio’s collaboration with a team of external specialists: energy consultants, graphic designers, quantity surveyors and light technicians, chosen ad hoc according to the nature of each project.

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Construction site

Construction site

Construction site

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Construction site

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