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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.

PORTUENSE 201 in Rome, Italy by Manuela Tognoli Architettura

 
December 12th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Manuela Tognoli Architettura 

Portuense 201 is a cultural and creative district, based in an old farmer area built around 1910, behind the Trastevere Station, in the ex industrial area of Rome.

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

  • Architects: Manuela Tognoli Architettura 
  • Project: PORTUENSE 201
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Photography: Manuela Tognoli
  • Client: Private
  • Program: Cultural district and offices
  • Area: 550 mq + 290 mq outdoor
  • Year: 2012 – 2014

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

The district originally was used until 1950 for the production and sale of milk. From these years on, the complex has hosted craft workshops such as blacksmiths and carpenters, and finally left in disuse.

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

Thanks to the will of the heirs, the complex has been completely renovated with an extreme care to the existing architecture, converting the area in a new cultural aim: art gallery and studios, architecture and design offices, audiovisual and film production companies are the new users of the area.

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

Recovery and Conservation are the key words of the architectural project. For example, the recovery of the stable, which is now the headquarter of Label201, an art gallery and architectural office.

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

Image Courtesy © Manuela Tognoli

The structure has been restored preserving the existing volume, leaving interact the walls marked by the time with contemporary materials and surfaces, such as the gray resin floor and the entrance in natural iron with full-height glass
windows.

Design firm profile:

Manuela Tognoli Architettura, based in Rome, is an architecture and design firm, specialized in unique residential interior design, contract and retail projects.
Excellence of design and its execution, quality and research are central to our approach, every project is a unique opportunity to valorize client’s needs exalting the uniqueness of each project.
The work is developed in close contact with client, suppliers and artisans, overseeing all the project phases of the project: from the initial concept to the development of the idea and its execution, in order to satisfy all the client
desire.

Manuela Tognoli profile:

After the degree in Industrial Design, followed by a degree in Architecture, she worked in important architectural offices in Rome, specializing in interior design.
In 2010 she create her eponymous architectural office, creating projects for private houses, custom designed furniture, showroom and offices, highlighting the uniqueness of each work combined with the requests of each client.
In 2012, thanks to her passion for art and design founded Label201, a contemporary art promoter that run the development of art and culture organizing exhibitions and performance of national and International artists.

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