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FERMI in Turin, Italy by BLAARCHITETTURA

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Article source: BLAARCHITETTURA 

The research for a bright space has been the first intention from the beginning. The second one has been the aim to each an high quality in informal spaces applying care to the construction details and choice of materials. The situation at the beginning of the design process was presented by an apartment with a high degree of obsolescence resulting need to do major renovation work at the level of distribution and systems. From the start has been done a parallel work between architectural design and thermal/acoustic design, this last one directly followed by the client, which is a professional in the sector.

Image Courtesy © Beppe Giardino

  • Architects: BLAARCHITETTURA
  • Project: FERMI
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Beppe Giardino
  • Project Team: Cecilia Mauro
  • Energy Project: Federico Cerutti
  • Amount of Works: 70.000 Euro
  • Dimension: 70 mq
  • Data: 2015

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Reale Group office building in Turin, Italy by IOTTI + PAVARANI ARCHITETTI

Friday, September 15th, 2017

Article source: IOTTI + PAVARANI ARCHITETTI 

Not far from Piazza Castello, in the heart of the historical centre of Turin, the new headquarters of Reale Group recently became operational. The new spaces will accommodate 800 work stations, 150 car parking spaces and a conference room for 280 people. It is an important and ambitious project aimed at ensuring innovative standards in the building performances but also focused on generating a new urban redevelopment process through attentive dialogue with the city.

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura

  • Architects: IOTTI + PAVARANI ARCHITETTI
  • Project: Reale Group office building
  • Location: Corso Siccardi 13, Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura
  • Client: Reale Immobili, Alberto Ramella, general director Livia Piperno, Irene Biadene, Roberto Gallo, Mariano Sirigu
  • General project and site construction supervision: Artecna srl (Roberto Tosetti, Ilaria Giardina, Valeria Costelli, Enrico Alessio)
  • Collaborators: Saverio Cantoni, Sara Montanari, Enrico Zetti
  • Structural engineering: Simete (Stefano Dalmasso, Gennaro Rizzi)

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A Garden With Four Seasons in Turin, Italy by Carlo Ratti Associati

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Article source: Carlo Ratti Associati

International design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati, together with property developer Citylife, has unveiled the “Garden of the Four Seasons”, an enclosed garden in Milan where all four seasons coexist with each other concurrently throughout the year. Based on a concept by Dr. Barbara Römer, founder of the creative consultancy Studio Römer, the project leverages a new system for high-precision climate control, by which incoming solar energy is partially collected through photovoltaics and partially redistributed among the different seasonal areas, with zero net energy consumption. The project aims at reclaiming a closer relationship between urban dwellers and nature’s cycles. It was commissioned by Citylife, a new neighborhood under development in the north-west of Milan based on a master plan by Zaha Hadid, Daniel Liebeskind and Arata Isozaki.

Image Courtesy © Carlo Ratti Associati

  • Architects: Carlo Ratti Associati
  • Project: A Garden With Four Seasons
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Team: Andrea Cassi, Peter Magnus, Chiara Borghi, Gary di Silvio Based on a concept by Barbara Römer
  • Construction consultancy: Studio Ceruti

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Agnelli Foundation Hq in Turin, Italy by Carlo Ratti Associati

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Article source: Carlo Ratti Associati 

International design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati has completed the transformation of the Agnelli Foundation’s landmark 20th-century building in Turin, Italy into an advanced Office 3.0 – an Appcontrolled structure which offers a glimpse of the workplace of the future. The renovated Agnelli Foundation headquarters, organized around a 3,000-square-meter (32,000-square foot) co-working space, will open today at the presence of John Elkann, vice-chairman of the Agnelli Foundation and chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Italian President Sergio Mattarella, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg, and Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson.

Image Courtesy © Beppe Giardino

  • Architects: Carlo Ratti Associati
  • Project: Agnelli Foundation Hq
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Beppe Giardino
  • Structural and executive project: Studio Ferraresi
  • Mechanical, microclimatic and BEMS design: Paolo Lazzerini (Studio Lazzerini)
  • Illuminating engineering: Roberto Pomè
  • Historical consultancy: Michele Bonino

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Moncalvo in Turin, Italy by Arch. Fabio Fantolino

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: Arch. Fabio Fantolino

An apartment in a building of the early ‘900, located in the Turin hills a few steps from the Gran Madre and from the Piazza Vittorio, has been deeply and carefully restored in 2015 by architect Fabio Fantolino. The international vintage mood is the fil rouge of the project, where elements from the 50s are combined with a conscious recovery of pre-existing structures. The project includes the total renovation of the apartment, the interior design and the design of the lights and custom furniture.

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

Image Courtesy © Eugeni Pons

  • Architects: Arch. Fabio Fantolino 
  • Project: Moncalvo
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Eugeni Pons
  • Year: 2015

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Ruta 40 Tour Operator in Turin, Italy by IDEEA Interior Design & Architecture

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Article source: IDEEA Interior Design & Architecture

Ruta 40 is a workspace characterised by a strong home-like feeling. The design meets the need for a space for informal interaction as well as a welcoming place to work. The office was created in a light-filled mansard, previously used as a residential flat. Every space has its own precise function. The living room became a comfortable lounge, the kitchen, which is hidden in the lounge, can host up to two work stations, the bathroom is like a tiny spa, with a bench for relaxing and enjoying the view laid out on the walls, and the two bedrooms were transformed into warm, welcoming offices.

Image Courtesy © IDEEA Interior Design & Architecture

Image Courtesy © IDEEA Interior Design & Architecture

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Buena Vida in Turin, Italy by officina8a

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Article source: officina8a

Positions and functions of the apartment are the same, what changed is its surface.

The phase that concerns the terrace is totally revolutionary instead. It is considered as a natural extension of the inner house and converted as the relax area. There are two different themes: one space for free time with friends, around a table or on a couch under the stars; one cozy space, with sauna and Jacuzzi. The filter between the two parts is underlined with a stellar set, in fact the CORTEN that covers storage, sauna and flower boxes is dotted to draw the zodiac and then lighten up from the inside.

Image Courtesy ©Sabrina Gazzola

Image Courtesy © Sabrina Gazzola

  • Architects: officina8a
  • Project: Buena Vida
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Sabrina Gazzola

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Casa Okumè in Turin, Italy by raimondo guidacci architetto

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Article source: raimondo guidacci architetto

“The subject of the recovery of low buildings positioned inside courtyards certainly represents an interesting opportunity to rethink the recovery of existing buildings (mostly with artisan destination), aimed at the processing of the same in new residential buildings with spatial characteristics compared to those of the classic urban apartment. In this specific case, the intervention concerned, not only to recover the residential purposes of old carpentry, but also the realization of a small workshop and two parking spaces in place of the existing external storage. The main building consists essentially of two volumes: a first volume covered in black metal and slats in okumè wood; a second volume, resting on the first, and completely covered with titanium zinc. A girder continuous completely black iron frames the first volume, extending even to demarcate the volume of the lab and placed parking perpendicular to the first. A slender iron pergola covers the terrace resuming scanning of the underlying structure.”

Image Courtesy © Paola Maré

Image Courtesy © Paola Maré

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Palazzo Lanza in Turin, Italy by Onice Architetti

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Article source: Onice Architetti

This apartment is located in the center of Turin in a historical building and was completely renovated in 2015-2016. It is born for a client who usually lives in Switzerland, but that had a desire to accomplish in this city his “good retreat”. We tried to capture the desires, expectations and personality of the client, in order to create for him a bespoke apartment where he could feel at home and perfectly comfortable. The result has been fully achieved, and the house is a mix of architecture and pieces of the life of this man of many many experiences around the world.

Image Courtesy © Onice Architetti

Image Courtesy © Onice Architetti

  • Architects: Onice Architetti (Tiziana Fabbri / Andrea Bonessa)
  • Project: Palazzo Lanza
  • Location: Turin, Italy

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Transformation In Pronda Road Civic 8 in Turin, Italy by G.G. RAINERI

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: G.G. RAINERI

The measure in question provided for the restructuring and change of use of an industrial building destination located at the center of a quadrilateral of residential buildings. The shed in which we intervened, was placed exactly in the middle of a block of the west area of ​​Turin, near the border with the town of Grugliasco (block between Via De Santis, Pronda road, via Cimone and via Postumia). This is a city area developed after the Second World War, and still partially in the developing; in fact, some of the block buildings have recently been constructued. The intervention  involved the reshaping of the existing building in order to make it habitable. Its location is ideal, since being on the block center of gravity has a right distance from the buildings to have no annoying visual interference; moreover the intervention took place in accordance with the neighbor (the road Pronda 8), which was planning to demolish the existing buildings low to build a new building on front street, leaving the right of way (existing) to enter the lot in object. The existing building has been, so, surrounded by green gardens, partly to other condos in part derived uncovering part of the building itself. The GFA, originally located on the ground floor of the building, was distributed between the new mezzanine and the remaining ground floor. The height of the cover is not changed, the outer walls were maintained in part as boundary walls in part as the walls of the new residence. The most difficult part of the design was to give the proportions of residential building to a building that was built to house production activities. The main elevations are divided by dormers and recesses that mark the number of homes fitted inside. Moreover, the tall, narrow windows (partially obscured by fixed shading) try to give new proportions to the main prospect. The inputs to housing are designed as common compasses. All shutters and entrances are made of silver-colored metal profiles, the shell is finished with “ISOCOPPO” Alubel light gray, and the facades are painted in colored earthenware (red mattonaceo).

Image Courtesy © G.G. RAINERI

Image Courtesy © G.G. RAINERI

  • Architects: G.G. RAINERI
  • Project: Transformation In Pronda Road Civic 8
    Location: Turin, Italy
  • Ownership of the building: Impresa Monateri
  • Client: Impresa Monateri
  • Director of construction firm: geom.. Carlo Garelli
  • Designer and project manager: arch. Luigi RAINERI Turin
  • Structural design: ing. Sergio Vighetto
  • Project electrical and thermal plants: Fapa engineering
  • Construction cost: € 800.000
  • Area: 500 sm.

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