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.
PASCÊRE CIBOTECA in Milano, Italy by zupelli design architettura: ZDA
February 23rd, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
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Located in the ‘Isola’ district, in Milan, the ” Pascĕre – Ciboteca”, is a contemporary local with a impressive design, able to offer its customers versatile experience, from early morning until late in the evening. Not only a café for breakfast and afternoon break, but also a restaurant and a cocktail bar.
The project concept was created to co-exist different services in one place.
Starting from the large area of the project, we have defined three interior volumes a service block, for staff and the public; a central block, designed to hold the most of the services of the resturant, including a kitchen; and a glass element that contains a small urban garden, able to attract the attention of customers and offer new points of view on the city.
The interior spaces are born in ‘negative’ and through subtraction define different areas: the bar area illuminated by large windows, the sofas area at the entrance, smaller than the first, directly overlooking the indoor garden and the restaurant area, structured in a “fast and slow food” zone.
Even the floors are designed to create dialogue between different environments, with an original pavement mix. white and black cement tiles with a geometric textures, are arranged like a carpet on an aged dark wooden floor, while in theindoor garden was chosen the raw concrete.
To uniform the areas we chose a light color for the walls, in contrast with a very darker furniture, interrupted by the color chosen for the ‘boiserie’ and the green plants placed all over the local. In fact, the whole environment is based on the mood of the ‘urban forest’: the indoor garden, the tables designed for the restaurant and the vertical wall, enrich every area and create a unique atmosphere.
The result is a sophisticated environment where each element works to a balanced overview. In a mix of wood, iron and vegetation, light and dark colors, intense and soft lighting, once again we define our idea of a metropolitan local.
ABOUT ZDA STUDIO
“Zupelli Design Architecture” is a collaboration between Carlo Zupelli and his son Ezio, graduated architects at Politecnico di Milano (the latter has also previously earned a bachelor’s degree in “Interior Design” at the European Institute of Design). In this new professional experience, they intersect the respective paths by defining a shared and complementary ” idea of living “: ZDA takes care of residential architecture, interior design, retail, construction, art direction and product design by following an approach where attention to detail and materials research are the essential elements. By working in symbiosis with craftsmen, the studio offers the possibility of creating products and custom furniture, combinations of shapes and styles that allow the costumer to get a unique result, original and modeled according to specific customer requirements. Taste, balance and functionality, represent therefore the key words of a new way of living and conceiving space, whose ultimate aim is to touch the essence of the architecture.
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