Zenale Building Renovation / FTA

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Architects: Filippo Taidelli Architetto (FTA)
Location: , Italy
Program: Building renovation
Client: Immobiliare Zenale
Size: 2.500 sqm
Budget: € 4.000.000
Partners: Arch. Piero Castellini Baldissera
Consultants: Manens Intertecnica S.r.l., Enco Engeneering Consulting, S. Sesana, Studio Tre, Falegnameria Ori e Bonetti, LDW Lighting Design Workshop
Photographs: Courtesy of Filippo Taidelli Architetto

Courtesy of Filippo Taidelli Architetto

The intervention foresees the complete renovation of a building in Milan’s historic city center, originally constructed in 1901. The building will house apartments, workshops and stores on the ground floor. In addition to the restoration of the existing façades the project foresees the creation a new front that faces the adjoining garden. At the center of the façade, a recess is created which integrates a loggia that runs the height of the building. Thus the visual effect is one of looking at two buildings: a brick tower with narrow windows and a classic façade that mimics the exterior front. The formal result allows for the building’s harmonious integration into the preexisting architecture. Further interventions include the thermal insulation of the building’s shell and the utilization of modern HVAC system (ground sources heat pump, radiant floor) that allow users a maximum level thermal comfort with minimum energy waste.

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Cite: "Zenale Building Renovation / FTA" 16 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=191640>
  • http://www.granitetransformations.com/blog Alex

    beautiful pics, came out a little too modern for my taste though