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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.


WHITE LE SPOSE in Turin, Italy by Fabio Fantolino

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Article source: Fabio Fantolino

Within the heart of the historic centre of Turin, Studio Fantolino designed the new architectural spaces for a very important wedding dresses brand: White Le Spose Torino.

The restyling project involves two diverse yet connected shops, not so distant one another.

Image Courtesy © Fabio Fantolino

Image Courtesy © Fabio Fantolino

  • Architects: Fabio Fantolino
  • Project: WHITE LE SPOSE
  • Location: Turin, Italy


The Number 6 in Turin, Italy by Building

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Article source: Building

In 1983 the Boffa family established Building Spa, a development and construction company. After 31 years, Building is composed of design, architecture, and building experts which main objective is to create new initiatives in the metropolitan, industrial, and commercial sectors. As a team, the company has achieved to create properties, paying special attention to the construction process, starting from the design stage and ending with the details of finishing, including a strenuous search for proper materials and adequate architectural solutions. As a result, the company is involved in the purchase of land, design, construction, freehold commercialization, and management.

Image Courtesy ©  Piero Ottaviano

Image Courtesy © Piero Ottaviano

  • Architects: Building
  • Project: The Number 6
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Piero Ottaviano
  • Client: Building Domus, Piero Boffa, Luca Boffa
  • Design team: Building Engineering
  • Collaborators: (Luca Petrone, Salvatore Grillo, Marco Gribaudo, Daniele Uria, Paolo Palomba, Omar Brotto, Fabio Mellina Gottardo, Cristina Scarpetta, Laura Sarasino, Andrea Serapioni, Cristina Stranieri, Roberto Daloiso, Danilo Brotto, Mario Uria)
  • Construction company: Building S.p.A
  • Art director: Richi Ferrero
  • Area: 9500mq
  • Year: 2013


25 Green in Turin, Italy by Luciano Pia

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Article source: Luciano Pia

A new house has put down its roots in Turin. Its structure is in steel and it looks like a forest where trees are rooted in terraces with irregular shapes, ponds  are crossed by footings and lush gardens cover the roofs. The building has been thought as a living forest, a house on the trees like the houses children dream of and sometimes build.

Image Courtesy © Beppe Giardino

Image Courtesy © Beppe Giardino

  • Architects: Luciano Pia
  • Project: 25 Green
  • Location: VIA CHIABRERA 25, TORINO
  • Photography: Beppe Giardino
  • LOT: 3.570 mq
  • GROSS FLOOR AREA: 7.500 sq. metres
  • TERRACES: 4.000 sq. metres
  • COURT GARDEN: 1.500 sq. metres
  • GREEN ROOFS: 1.200 sq. metres


3 VAULTS in Turin, Italy by R3Architetti

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Article source: R3Architetti

We have been asked to reconfigure the interior of a three-room apartment of about sixty square meters in Turin to accommodate a new type of home who could also function as Airbnb. The new plan layout emphasizes the three vaults that crown the entire volume of the house: two of them frame the living area and one the bedroom and bathroom area. By cutting the septum that divided the two northern vaults, the living area takes a diagonal orientation that expands the perception of space. This axis scheme is further emphasized by the geometry of the sofa and by the wooden niche that outlines the study area and gives access to the bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen, made with reinforced concrete cast on site and oak doors, divides the dining room from an extra area used as utility and store room. The dialogue between different materials defines the dining area: concrete and wood for the kitchen, exposed concrete for the walls, zinc-coated steel pipes and wooden top for the table. The studio niche leads to the space held within the third vault where the bedroom and the bathroom are: this area is divided by a septum which maintains the space continuum at the ceiling level. On this third vault the original 1905 decoration has been brought back to the surface.

Image Courtesy © Jacopo Gallitto

Image Courtesy © Jacopo Gallitto

  • Architects: R3Architetti
  • Project: 3 VAULTS
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Jacopo Gallitto
  • Year: 2014
  • Type: Direct Commission
  • Status: Built 


IPAHIM in Turin, Italy by BLA! – Alberto Lessan, Jacopo Bracco

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Article source: BLA! – Alberto Lessan, Jacopo Bracco

This project is part of the research path that our office face towards the interest of the materials and its use. We have been en charged of the restoration of an apartment in the historical center of Turin, close to Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

Image Courtesy © Chiara Allione

Image Courtesy © Chiara Allione

  • Architects: BLA! – Alberto Lessan, Jacopo Bracco
  • Project: IPAHIM
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Chiara Allione
  • Software used: 3dmax
  • Typology: Renovation
  • Timetable: Feb 2014
  • Surface: 65 m²
  • Phase: Completed
  • Project Assistant and T.D: BLA!


Caboto26 in Turin, Italy by raimondo guidacci architetto

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: raimondo guidacci architetto

The project concerns the construction of a small building in a courtyard in the center of Turin.

Actually this is the restoration of an old laboratory, used in the past as a Carpenter, and external storage.

The theme of recovery of low buildings placed inside courtyards represents an interesting opportunity to rethink the recovery of existing buildings (mostly targeting craft) aimed at the transformation of residential buildings with new spatial characteristics than those of the classic urban apartment.

Image Courtesy © raimondo guidacci architetto

University – Campus Luigi Einaudi in Turin, Italy by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

Uniting the faculties of Law and Political Science within a single, modern campus for 5,000 students, the project has created flexible new facilities for Turin University, as well as establishing new connections between the institution and wider community. The design links the former Italgas site on the southern bank of the River Dora with the neighbourhood of Borgo Rossini, regenerating a formerly industrial quarter close to the historic heart of the city, and turning the former source of Turin’s energy into an educational powerhouse to drive future prosperity.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young – Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + PartnersMarco Visconti
  • Project: University – Campus Luigi Einaudi
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Nigel Young – Foster + Partners, Michele D’Ottavio, David Vicario
  • Project representative: Tecnimont Civil Construction SpA – Carlo Chierto
  • Design team: David Nelson, Gerard Evenden, John Blythe, Martin Castle, Martina Meluzzi, Giulia Galiberti, Marilu Sicoli
  • Structures engineering: Tecnimont Civil Construction SpA – Giovanni Battezzati
  • Tensile roof structure detailed engineering: SI.ME.TE. Srl – Stefano Dalmasso, LVM Studio Associato – Mario Virano
  • Signage design: CP Associates – Donatella Chiaruttini
  • Safety supervision: Tecnimont Civil Construction SpA – Francesco Popolo
  • Artistic supervision: Foster + Partners – Team: David Nelson,    Gerard Evenden, Giulia Galiberti,
  • Civil works supervision: ICIS Srl – Cosimo Turvani
  • Structural works supervision: Studio Ossola – Francesco Ossola
  • Electrical services supervision: Teksystem – Roberto Pomè
  • Mechanical services supervision: Studio Renato Lazzerini – Marco Lazzerini

Sempla Offices in Turin, Italy by DAP studio

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: DAP studio

Project statement

The Sempla offices in Turin are housed in an old factory that has been transformed. We decided to  crystallize and preserve the traces of  the past and its degradation, enhancing the power of the contrast between the new and the old.

Open space area: Image Courtesy DAP studio

  • Architects: DAP studio
  • Project: Sempla Offices
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Client: Sempla srl
  • Software used: Autocad and Illustrator


Funeral Chapel in Turin, Italy by Raimondo Guidacci

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Article source: Raimondo Guidacci

Planning a funeral chapel means designing a building with a strong symbolic value means dealing not only with the place where it will be placed, but especially with spiritual values. Planning a funeral chapel, is how to design a small monument, a small church. In the design of the chapel to St. George Canavese, all this adds another element represented by the fact that it was to renovate a chapel trying to preserve the existing profile.

Image Courtesy © B.Giardino

  • Architects: Raimondo Guidacci
  • Project: Funeral Chapel
  • Location: San Giorgio Canavese, Turin, Italy
  • Client: The Family Episcopo
  • Supervision: Raymond Guidacci
  • Companies:
    Chestnut, San Giorgio Canavese (building works)
    Avetta, San Giorgio Canavese (wall and floor stone)
    Catella Brothers, Turin (construction vessel in black granite)
  • Dimensional Data: 9 square meters. Surface
  • Photos: Beppe Garden


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