OBR Milanofiori

OBR Milanofiori Residential Complex

Milanofiori Residential Complex is part of a cluster characterized by a series of functions (offices, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, residences), which has deeply contributed to the improvement of the surrounding area of Assago, in South Milan.
The design of the Residential Complex seeks a symbiosis between architecture and landscape, so that the synthesis of artificial and natural elements could define the quality of living and the sense of belonging by the inhabitants. The interface between the building and the garden catalyzes the interaction between man and environment. This interface is defined by the "C" form of the complex which embraces the public park - conceived as the extension of the existing landscape - and by the porosity from interior to exterior that characterizes all 110 units.

2005 > 2010
OBR London Housing

OBR LH1 & LH2 London

LH1 & LH2 is the regeneration of Victorian residential buildings situated alongside Clapham Common Park and Milner Street in London.
The objective for this project is to preserve and maintain the original features, materials and atmosphere of a Victorian House, while renovating them to meet the needs of contemporary living.

2011 > 2012
OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Royal Ensign India

Royal Ensign

The project is located in front of the central park of Jaipur in close proximity to the Birla Auditorium and several key state government buildings, abutting an earlier development built by the Client in the seventies, which is considered one of the key contemporary landmarks of the city.

2012 > 
OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Social Housing Milan

Social Housing

The site of the housing complex in Via Cenni is characterized by a varying urban context including the old rural farm Torrette di Trenno. In this context the project reinterprets the typological scheme of the existing farm house characterized by an internal court. The typological reinterpretation is based on using the internal court as an element of connection between the new intervention and the existing urban and social context, making the courtyard become a square, place of meeting, sharing and exchanging.

OBR Paolo Brescia Tommaso Principi Torrenova


The master-plan defines its foundational principles by both urban and natural landscape.
At architectural scale, the project seeks the maximization of the internal-external relationship and produces - through bioclimatic greenhouses - an intensive landscape customizable by the user. In this context, the Parco delle Torri defines the "psychological quality" of living spaces.

OBR Magenta 02

Magenta House

The project involves the refurbishment of an historical building formerly used as a hospital and later converted to housing, located is in front of the fifteenth century Basilica Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milano. The site is strongly characterized by the apse designed by Bramante and the two historical cloisters of the basilica. The project creates a joint space between the interior and exterior through two small open-air courtyards that reflect the typological pattern of the cloister.

2007 > 2009
OBR Paolo Brescia e Tommaso Principi Pineta Housing Arenzano

Pineta Housing

The site of the Pineta di Arenzano is characterized by a high rocky slope populated by a dense vegetation of "macchia mediterraea".
The strategic choice was to "lay down" the new buildings on the existing orography on two different levels so as to limit clutter and thus consume less area without altering the site morphology.
The project seeks the maximum porosity between the land and the sea, drawing spaces semi in-out, open-closed,
opaque-transparent which are designed differently in each housing unit.

OBR Paolo Brescia e Tommaso Principi Villa Milanowek Poland

Villa Milanowek

The aim of the project is to create a residential villa integrated with the extraordinary landscape of the forest of Milanowek, near Warsaw, preserving the existing trees. The project's lot is in fact characterized by the presence of nearly thirty high centenarian trees. After a careful series of botanical examinations we have elaborated a diagram to consider the health of the trees, their future growth, the diameter of their roots and volumes of foliage of the different species.

2008 > 2011
OBR Paolo Brescia e Tommaso Principi Villa Boakye Accra

Villa Boakye

Villa Boakye project extends the domestic part of the house to the garden, creating a "centrifugal" compositional scheme that opens the interior to the outside, while creating filtered and high intimacy spaces.

2008 > 2011