the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Commercial Architecture
  4. Italy
  5. Buratti+Battiston Architects
  6. 2009
  7. Commercial Building Fratelli Cozzi Auto / Buratti+Battiston Architects

Commercial Building Fratelli Cozzi Auto / Buratti+Battiston Architects

  • 00:00 - 21 March, 2011
Commercial Building Fratelli Cozzi Auto / Buratti+Battiston Architects
Commercial Building Fratelli Cozzi Auto / Buratti+Battiston Architects, Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects
Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects

Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects + 14

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects
Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects

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.

Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects
Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects

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.

Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects
Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects

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

Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects
Courtesy of Buratti+Battiston Architects

View the complete gallery

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Commercial Building Fratelli Cozzi Auto / Buratti+Battiston Architects" 21 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/110917/commercial-building-fratelli-cozzi-auto-burattibattiston-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
Read comments