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Cesena Building / Tisselli Studio Architetti

  • 01:00 - 13 February, 2010
Cesena Building / Tisselli Studio Architetti
Cesena Building / Tisselli Studio Architetti, Courtesy of  tisselli studio
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Cesena, Province of Forlì-Cesena, Italy
  • Principals In Charge

    Filippo Tisselli, Cinzia Mondello
  • Collaborators

    Filippo Tombaccini, Flavia Benigni, Elena Fantoni
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of tisselli studio

From the architect. The aim of the project was to revitalize a dismissed industrial area with a residential building. The challenge was to work within the parameters of good design and a low budget to provide the city with quality architecture while respecting the commercial space requirements of the client. The resulting project provides a substantial architectural impact with respect to the smaller buildings of the area that are characterized by a broad range of building styles. The decision to use a traditional structure allowed the architects to focus their design energy on the details and the finances on finishing material, which afforded the pursuit of innovative design.

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The complex characteristics of the site required a comprehensive and functional solution, taking into account the slope of the lot. The resulting building is composed of superimposed layers, developed longitudinally. Each ‘layer’ has a specific designated use: the first level is reserved for parking, the second level contains more parking in addition to outside living space, and the remaining levels are dedicated to the 28 residential units. A system of ramps and pedestrian walkways unifies the structure and provides pedestrian and vehicular access to all levels. The elevation integrates with the surrounding area while maintaining a strong architectural identity. Wide balconies run the entire length of the building to emphasize the horizontal progression of the structure while providing access to the rear residential units. As a play on depth, two bands enclose the structure in a unique graphic gesture, providing order to an otherwise fragmentary façade and serving as the identifying symbol of the building.

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VASQUEZ & ASOCIADOS · December 17, 2010

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Fritschke Didier · February 18, 2010

Cesena Building / Tisselli Studio Architetti. Something special and beautifull details. http://bit.ly/9ghO1O (via @archdaily)

Stefano Scalia · February 18, 2010

Look at the goddamn lines on this building - gorgeous. http://bit.ly/9fwnAo - what design is all about.

Lumiges.com · February 15, 2010

Modern, simple, but well thought design. Particularly I like how you connect white wall with bluish balustrades. And on top of that darkish boundary wall, which accentuates design. Nice. Lumiges.com

pgal · February 15, 2010

beautiful facade and 3d! Really "clean".
A true miracle for a building in Italy with low budget apartments to be sold!

plag · February 14, 2010

beautiful facade and almost a miracle for a LOW COST building with apartments FOR SALE in Italy!

hab · February 14, 2010

nice facade, really bad floorplans.

rica li · February 15, 2010 08:49 PM

nice facade. at least great pics i think. but boring secions and floor plans.

Styletime · February 14, 2010

RT @ nicholaspatten: Nicely Designed: Cesena Building. http://bit.ly/9EGCsU

Nicholas Patten · February 14, 2010

Nicely Designed: Cesena Building. http://bit.ly/9EGCsU

Raymond G Girard · February 14, 2010

Beautiful clean lines on this Italian adaptive reuse project. http://bit.ly/dveTrm

Rouan · February 13, 2010

I dont quite understand why the talk about the supposed "layering" that has gone into the design....why is this layering only taking place on the horizontal plane? What about layering as you enter the building? What about transitional zones and hence "Layering" in the vertical plane?

tobob · February 13, 2010

I think they were trying not to show the context, which has nothing to do with the building. i like the details (or maybe the absence of needless details)

Graham Cowen · February 13, 2010

Love the graphic quality of the photography. Cesena Building / Tisselli Studio Architetti http://archdai.ly/byWNM6 (via @archdaily)

sita · February 13, 2010

i think there is a reason why none of the photos show entire building, on the seciton it is simple and boring, while close shots make it more interesting because of nice balconys etc

dUFFY · February 14, 2010 12:44 AM

Couldn't agree more mate. Its more Compelling Object Architecture. The stark section is nice simple 1940's. But there is still merit in 3d conceptual realization. As a photograph it certainly is beautiful.

dUFFY

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