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.
USB Houses in Milano, Italy by Francesco Fiotti
April 22nd, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Francesco Fiotti
The project relates to the site simultaneously on three levels: the current context – the P.I.I. “Cascina Merlata” – the potential development area.
Our proposal creates a connection between the ‘fast system’ of via Gallarate and the ‘slow system’ of the park, an idea of continuous and fluid urban space that may extend far beyond the simple boundary of the area. The buildings are arranged parallel to the director of Cascina Merlata, not only to respect its visual scope, but also to ensure the higher permeability to those coming from via Gallarate. The residential units are separated from the ground, bridge building resting on the access units to private residences. The idea is to return the soil to the ‘pawn’.
The project proposes two levels in the public-private relations: while the park level, that receives open spaces and neighborhood facilities, represents the connection on an urban scale, the middle level of the buildings, that houses the services to the residence, can realize the connection of otherwise separate residential blocks.
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