Social Co-living 080

Social Coliving 080 is located on the corner of a xamfrà in the Eixample district of Barcelona, overlooking Via de Les Cortes Catalanes. This project aims to create a community place with mixed private and semi-private, public and semi-public spaces: a place of community and connection.

 

The building is articulated around a central community courtyard, open and inclusive, surrounded by housing units distributed on internal walkways.

 

The most intimate spaces of the dwellings use different filters, fixed, mobile or vegetal protections, to measure the level of privacy.  Community spaces are created in the building’s distribution, with sequences of intermediate spaces, natural areas, verandas and communal terraces.

 

The lifestyle proposed in the project is the result of the dialogue between the local component of the team, CAA Arquitecta, and the more endogenous, yet Mediterranean experience of DONTSTOP.   For example, the kitchen is located in the centre of the dwelling, promoting gender equality, as the heart and centre of daily life, forming a central core that is also the distibutive space of the house, maximising the useful surface area and eliminating corridors.

Designing effectively a new residential intervention in Milan today requires a careful reflection on the transformations that are, for some time now, affecting city.

In this sense, the proposed project aims to define and develop an “elastic” device capable of responding to the demands of today and at the same time to react and transform over time, throughout the development of the project, until the construction phase. A project, therefore, that strongly defines a clear settlement system in which the park, at the center of the lot, is the pivot that articulates the distribution of residential buildings able, for their characteristics and modularity, to adapt their sizes and distribution in a progressive path of definition of the best possible configuration.

Corte Certosa is designed to host a community of inhabitants with heterogeneous lifestyles, who find in the central courtyard of the park the place to meet, even unexpectedly, to get to know each other and to collaborate.

Bergamo Prossima is an urban regeneration project that designs a new space for the city: a place for citizens to meet and for families, the elderly, and students to live. The commercial area on the ground floor is developed inside the preserved buildings while the residential volumes and the RSA draw two large connected green courtyards creating an urban and environmental axis along the north-south axis, which ends in the gardens of Via Martiri di Cefalonia crossing the building that houses the student residence. The project maximizes the use of the existing volumes for an SL of 25,000 sqm, reducing the footprint and increasing the green and social spaces.

The design for the R8 compound interprets the architectural type of the courtyard block, envisaged by the masterplan, developing a volumetric articulation that reacts to the context with height variations and opening towards the wide park. This strategy allows us to arrange the 28,000 square meters of housing required, creating a city fragment that incorporates linear buildings and towers of various sizes and which sets the experience of living in a rich system of landscape and open spaces (public, semi-public and private). The outcome is a typically urban scenario but enriched with strong natural values.

The project for the new headquarters of the judicial offices of Catania, designed with Progetto CMR, treats building and public space with a holistic approach, thus establishing an indissoluble relationship between these two elements together with the urban and natural context. A city waterfront embedded between the sea and Etna.  The shape of the open courtyard reinterprets a building typology typical of Catania’s historical center and declines it in the site by opening the block towards the landscape and lifting part of the volume from the ground. To the simple composition of volumes corresponds a clear organization of the program, designed to be extremely functional and meet the needs of efficiency, safety and separation of the public flows from those of the employees. Taking advantage of the topography of the site, courtrooms and gardens are arranged on terraces sloping down towards the sea. The strong integration of the building with the landscape and with the public space gives a new aura to the exercise of justice: while maintaining its authoritative and institutional profile, it is deprived of the most intimidating aspects by emphasizing its civic and collective value. 

The design concept is based on the development of a new housing typology, an apartment conceived in 10 size, that, combined in different ways, generates three types of buildings. The apartments have a structure based on a module aggregated according to the square meters of the typology. When the apartments are join together, they generate buildings in order to respect these values: sustainability and eco-compatibility, flexibility maximization of natural lighting, inexpensiveness, presence of collective spaces.

The idea of OFFICITY stems from an analysis of the Hippostalo office building.

The concept is founded on contemporary space flexibility. The building foresees that on each floor there are different activities: an area for the lunch break, for leisure, education, creativity, for sports activities or simply to move between personal or collective work spaces, in order to guarantee the maximum multidisciplinary communication between the various users.

The project structured in this way, in addition to the services and equipment needed to maintain a high level of productivity, offers added value: the opportunity to meet people with whom to network and generate job opportunities and collaboration.

Loro Piana, well-known Italian producer of high-end fabrics, through an invitation-based competition asked the participating studios to create a proposal for a new manufacturing plant and offices. They request to propose an industrial complex with an image suited to the Corporate Brand. “The landscape factory” has the aim of respecting and enhancing the environment with a volume articulation that limits the landscape impact and promotes the application of innovative and sustainable technologies.

 

 

The incubator and laboratory project “BROLETTO DELLA INNOVAZIONE and the reorganization of Via Bovio in Novara, propose a new relationship between city, green, urban social life and places of research and work.

The building develops around themes of sustainability of the architecture and the quality of the urban plant, structuring itself into a single new volume that exploits all the allowed height, thus minimizing the consumption of land and the footprint on the ground. The required functions are arranged on three levels plus underground parking.

Il livello 0 è svuotato in modo da creare una piazza semipubblica di connessione con l’intorno. Gli spazi pubblici e percorsi pervadono tutto il sito, orientando e demarcando gli spazi costruiti.

 

FAHRENHEIT, the library of Helinki, is a contemporary landmark, a horizontal volume. Big but simple. A bioclimatically intelligent machine, a place of collective aggregation and, at the same time, a solid legacy for future generations. A landmark that wants to enter into a relationship with the city and its inhabitants. FAHRENHEIT is a system of spaces at different levels, sometimes highly qualified, others more indeterminate. These places spread throughout the project allowing a flexible and multiple use of the entire structure for the various activities of the library.

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