The design of the residential complex seeks a symbiosis between architecture and landscape, where the synthesis of artificial and natural elements is allowed to define the quality of life and the sense of belonging of the inhabitants.
The interface between building and garden becomes the field where interaction between people and environment takes place.
In line with ever changing developments in contemporary living, this porosity makes the 107-unit residential complex an evolving organism in perpetual change, stimulating the dynamic exchange between architecture and nature.
The project foresees the regeneration of an historical residential building situated alongside Clapham Common Park in London.
The approach has required a critical revision of the historical building that was originally created for a very different way of life, with sensitivity to and respect for Victorian features and methods of construction, enhancing the relation between the internal space and the existing gardens.
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.
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.
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.
The project is a substantial revision of an existing building (preserving its original plan only). The research for this intervention aimed for critical integration with the surrounding urban context, characterized by chaotic interventions of a different stylistic and typological nature. The idea is to favor the perception of the new building from the top (from neighboring buildings) researching the “fifth façade”.
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.
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.