Residenze Seregno / Stefano Boeri Architetti


Architects: Stefano Boeri Architetti (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra)
Location: Seregno,
Client: Muinicipality of Seregno
Constructed Area: 2,700 sqm
Budget: 2,600,000 euro
Project Year: 2003-2009
Diagrams: Salottobuono
Photographs: Paolo Rosselli

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A project for affordable housing


This housing block is conceived as an L-shaped building, strictly included by the area edges; three-dimensional articulation is obtained by alternating full volumes and voids over the given surface. The block is composed of patio-houses: voids generate and govern all different conditions of living, and give each dwelling an intimate relation to the outside. The building’s skin is made of metal panels, laid down in vertical stripes. In oder to let rain-water fow from the roof to the ground.

axo 01
axo 01
perspective section 02
perspective section 02
Cite: "Residenze Seregno / Stefano Boeri Architetti" 09 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • hj

    I love the Atelier Bow-Wow sections and plans.

  • jw

    something about this design seems heavy and opaque— the plans seem quite concealed and private…which i suppose could be a positive thing, but don’t know if it is working quite right. i like the notion of accommodating for a larger shared exterior space.

  • bjc

    the internal planning of the units appears to be lacking. for example allowing ensuites in affordable housing, when in reality its rather a luxury – space can be better utilized in the living areas or bedrooms. moving through a laundry to access either the bedroom or bathroom also seems wasteful. in a single bedroom unit there is no reason why you cannot combine both the bathroom and laundry for better efficiency. It seems interesting but when the ‘parts’ are disengaged they don’t seem to work particularly well. However, I do like the idea of allowing a courtyard for each unit – nice touch if the budget allows in typical publicly funded low-cost housing.

  • !!

    Endlich! etwas neue.

  • rodney