Atelier Marco Bagnoli / Toti Semerano

Atelier Marco Bagnoli / Toti Semerano - FacadeAtelier Marco Bagnoli / Toti Semerano - ColumnAtelier Marco Bagnoli / Toti Semerano - Image 4 of 29Atelier Marco Bagnoli / Toti Semerano - ArchAtelier Marco Bagnoli / Toti Semerano - More Images+ 24

Montelupo Fiorentino, Italy
  • Architects: Toti Semerano
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Carlo Gramegna, Edilsavy snc, Pitardi Cavamonti srl, RUBNER
  • Construction Supervision: Luciano Scali
  • Structural Project: Antonangelo Schipani
  • Thermotechnical Project: Giovanni Barbieri
  • Design Team: Stefano Zanardi, Ludovica Fava, Salvatore Musarò, Stefano Sabato, Iride Filoni, Stefano Antonello, Andrea Piscopo, GunarThom
  • City: Montelupo Fiorentino
  • Country: Italy
More SpecsLess Specs
Atelier Marco Bagnoli / Toti Semerano - Image 11 of 29
© Stefano Zanardi

Text description provided by the architects. The basic idea of ​​the project is to create a core set, which consists of one studio atelier that has the potential to evolve gradually over time into a more complex organism; a center of contemporary arts that can host exhibitions and performances in close relationship with the territory and its specificity, with great attention to art academies and in close contact with the workshops at the place.

Atelier Marco Bagnoli / Toti Semerano - Image 12 of 29
© Stefano Zanardi

A wall-fence- path surrounds and interacts with the essential volumes of the atelier-marking empty spaces ... spaces for art.

Ground Floor Plan

Working to dig-subtraction in the original profiles of the hill, the atelier spaces reveal themselves gradually with the thrill of discovery where natural light draws changing scenarios in constant relationship with the surrounding landscape. The wall-fence- path is configured accordingly, not as antagonistic to the landscape, but wants to integrate with the surrounding environment through a dialogue of materials and transparencies. In order to perceive the artwork displayed by different points and heights, the project is just taking place from a ramp, which with its gently sloping spiral, energizes and connects all outdoor spaces, penetrates the main body, it laps the wide terraces and finally descends into the hillside in order to become an underground path to support the future space expansion expected entirely dug into the hillside. It is a botanic architecture that will follow the reed degradation cycle, which mixed with the local land covers its surface, ideal support for the growth of vegetation that gradually will replace it; leaves flowers and fruits ... why not? A skin alive never the same over time.

Atelier Marco Bagnoli / Toti Semerano - Image 4 of 29
© Stefano Zanardi

The architecture willingly renounces to remain immutable in time but always gives more space to the vegetation, on the contrary, adjusts itself to be invaded.


The project for its vocation pays great attention to the materials and the use of sustainability criteria, in particular has been designed to use wood for supporting structures and a part of the external cladding. Stone, natural fibers, lime and clay to the other external coatings.

Atelier Marco Bagnoli / Toti Semerano - Image 17 of 29
© Mario Lensi

Project gallery

See allShow less

Project location

Address:50056 Montelupo Fiorentino, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

Click to open map
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Atelier Marco Bagnoli / Toti Semerano" 07 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Mario Lensi

“活”建筑表皮,“真”艺术中心 /Toti Semerano

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.