Commercial Building Fratelli Cozzi Auto / Buratti+Battiston Architects


Architects: Buratti+Battiston Architects
Location: , Italy
Project year: 2007 – 2009
Photographs: Buratti+Battiston Architects

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The project is a renovation of a building previously used as garage and cars store, a prefabricated structure of ’60, converted in a showroom for BMW and MINI brands.

The project is focused on the definition of the building external image, besides reorganizing the layout and viability of whole area, pointing to develop a new urban quality.

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This is a “section” project, meaning that the main theme is about designing three new different sections for three different facades of the building. “Folded sections”, each one defined by three different slopes, vertical-folded-folded, joined in “diamond edges”: the street facade, more urban, is completely embossed; the lateral side is made for pedestrians designing a giant portico; the back side is a car shelter made as deep as allowed.

The whole building is made by white aluminium, with a rhythm gave by panel’s joints.

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Cite: "Commercial Building Fratelli Cozzi Auto / Buratti+Battiston Architects" 21 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • Richard

    Outstanding designs.