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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.

SHOWROOM CH in Comiso, Italy by Architrend Architecture

 
April 10th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Architrend Architecture

The CH showroom is a project involving the expansion of an existing building, located in a landscape of exceptional value, the Ibleo plateau slopes, on the SS 115 road linking the capital to the nearby city of Ragusa Comiso.

The site allows the space in the South view to the Mediterranean Sea, the city of Comiso and its airport, north to Mount Etna.

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

  • Architects: Architrend Architecture 
  • Project: SHOWROOM CH 
  • Location: Comiso, Italy
  • Photography: Moreno Maggi, Giorgio Biazzo
  • Client: Chiarandà Ceramiche
  • Design:  Architrend Architecture, Gaetano Manganello & Carmelo Tumino
  • Collaborators: Patrizia Anfuso, Marco Garfì, Alessia Anguzza, Simona Tumino
  • Area: 
    • Existing building 390 sqm.
    • Project pavillon 505 sqm;
    • Porch 214 sqm
  • Project: 2010-2012
  • Completed: 2014

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

The existing building had undergone renovation work of a previous structure in a rustic state. The design of the study, has redefined the existing property, putting it a new structure comprising a porch that serves as the entrance to the showroom, as well as a suspended pavilion located on the downstream side which faces the landscape.

Image Courtesy © Giorgio Biazzo

Image Courtesy © Giorgio Biazzo

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

The design strategies have redefined the fronts of the existing building, cleaning it of most of the elements that characterized it in the classical sense. They were covered with a false-fiber cement all the stone frames of existing openings, including the summit of the roof cornice.

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

On the north and west fronts a new porch was built, tall as the existing  building, which characterizes and identifies access to the showroom. On the southern front, however, looking to the landscape, the porch is transformed into a pavilion with metal and light roof structure. The front of this new pavilion, used as exhibition features products of showrooms, is characterized by a large frame window that frames the landscape. From inside the pavilion is thus a direct relationship with the view to the city of Comiso and its historic center.

In the evening, the pavilion lights up and turns into a bright lantern in the countryside, with the lights of the city visible from the inside.

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

The architecture of the project, deliberately simple, shows a white volume of regular shape, while minimizing its components, but exalting the most of his sculptural image that stands out in the rural landscape. All new stores have been designed with concealed fixtures, where the glass is the protagonist, while t

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