Residential Building Refurbishment / Studio Macola

Residential Building Refurbishment / Studio Macola

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  • Architects: Studio Macola
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 3950.0 sqm
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2015
  • Photographs photographs: Marco Zanta
  • Project manager

    Matteo Negro - Insula S.p.a.
  • Structural engineer

    L. Rota with G. Di Mento
  • Mechanical engineer

    R. Bonacina
  • Electrical engineer

    D. Colpo
  • Covering and roofing in titanium zinc

    Zintek S
  • Construction company

    Coveco (Clea)
  • Mechanical

    Termoidraulica Quaggia
  • Electrical

  • Windows

    Falegnameria Mirese
  • Client

    Comune di Venezia - Insula S.p.a.
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© Marco Zanta
© Marco Zanta

Text description provided by the architects. The project is part of a plan to revitalise a former industrial site on the island of Murano. The new residential complexes (A. 36 units, B.18 units) are built inside the disused factory, parts of which are to be preserved. The project for the residential units speaks to the area’s existing urban fabric.


The units comprised in the A building are shaped by the former factory’s north-facing façade, which the apartments adjoin and whose original windows they respect. The juxtaposition of two duplex units and three simplex units brings about a comb-shaped structure which provides ample sunlight from the south, thereby granting the bathrooms both natural light and ventilation.

© Marco Zanta
© Marco Zanta

Such and structure means that the distance between the façade of the A building and that of the B building vary, generating sequence of urban spaces.The A building is completed. According to the renovation plans, the B building, whose project is currently being prepared, will be built inside the existing industrial complex, which has been duly “emptied”.

© Marco Zanta
© Marco Zanta
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Marco Zanta
© Marco Zanta

The new building is made up of two blocks (each of which comprises 8 residential units and one commercial area). It will also make room for the realization of an indoor square, which will become the centre of the new development.  

Aerial View
Aerial View

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Project location

Address: Murano, 30141 Venice, Italy

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "Residential Building Refurbishment / Studio Macola" 23 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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