BVLGARI HOTEL MILANO
Milan, Italy | Refinement and lightness expressed by the elegant white marble facade and by the restoration of a 18th-century part of the façade permeate the interior design and the architecture of the iconic Bulgari Hotel. A precious garden and a lush wall of vegetation leads the approach to the building. Public areas are defined by the use of black granite and Burmese teak wood, creating an elegant yet informal environment. Attentive design has been applied to every single detail: from facade to door handles, from each piece of furniture to desk accessories, from architecture to glasses and fabrics. It is a true urban oasis beloved by the Milanese and city visitors alike.
Miami Sursife, USA | Arte is a sculptural, eleven-story beachfront condominium in Miami Beach, located between Collins Avenue and Atlantic Way, featuring 16 residential apartments with related amenities. The most iconic feature of the building—extruded horizontal terraces—are stacked in a visionary but also highly functional way. They create exceptional outdoor spaces and lounge areas, extending the exquisite interior design to the outside. Its architectural expression is floating and light, perfectly adapted to the location. Alluding to historical precedents in Miami-Dade & Surfside, exquisite materials such as natural stone, bronze colored finishes, and glass create a contemporary and highly sophisticated environment.
Hamburg, Germany | Positioned above the two-story podium hosting a restaurant and an auditorium, the three upper levels of the Edel Music AG headquarters cantilever over the polder, overlooking the river Elbe. The architectural and interior design concept of the building is different from the usual office building. The glass-framed transparency of the ground floor and the extension of the space to the outside terraces evoke the image of a “campus” where people from all over the world have the chance to meet and engage with the employees of the company.
LA BELLA VITA
Taichung, Taiwan | Located in the fast-growing 7th District of Taichung, the 128-meter-high residential tower La Bella Vita foster a dynamic relationship with the surrounding urban context. In close proximity to several department stores, civic buildings and cultural venues, the high-rise creates a new residential community in the commercial heart of the city. The distinct identity of La Bella Vita is expressed by the composition of the building’s with four lower volumes of stacked balconies allude to the materiality of long stretches of rock formations found on the surface of the Earth. They combine with the tallest 37-story amber volume that ties all building masses together, creating a sense of sophisticated playfulness.
Milan, Italy | Settling in the Symbiosis business district with its peculiar identity and establishing a unique set of relations with its context and the surrounding cityscape, Fastweb Headquarters stretches along an east-west orientation with an L-shaped plan. The main facade of the office complex, facing north, is completely covered in reflective glass to maximize the building’s exposure to the surroundings, and to provide uninterrupted views of the urban context. The building’s spatial planning provides an organization and an infrastructure for the increasingly collaborative, mobile and flexible ways of working, tailoring spaces to the well-being and the multiplicity of needs of employees.
Cesena, Italy | The architecture and the interior design for the 150,000 sqm Technogym Village encompass a research and innovation laboratory, production facilities and a wellness center, set in a park. The curved roofs and continuous facade of the buildings overlook a large green space and blend the architecture with the surrounding areas with running tracks, a basketball court and a pond. Aligned with the concept of wellness, the design of each building highlights the relationship between the interior and exterior grounds through transparent indoor partitions and high-performance natural materials such as wood and glass.
Milan, Italy | With emblematic architecture and interior design, the building references the industrial past of the Riva Calzoni area, now almost entirely dedicated to the fashion industry. The building features a courtyard system with a presentation area on the ground floor, conceived as a theater. All functional spaces develop around an inside courtyard and terraces which correspond to the covering of the theater and provides an overview on different activities inside of the building. Partly glazed and treated with reflective material, the facade consists of inclined shapes as a nod to the surrounding industrial scenery, reproducing the profile of a former shed roofing.
L’Aquila, Italy | Based on the model of a Cistercian abbey, the ecclesiastic center integrates a refectory and spaces for liturgical functions in a single space. Built in only 72 days from light-weight structural elements after an earthquake, the church is defined by the color grey and its roof design. The building is constructed using steel structural work and is contained in a shell of insulated plate and wood panels. The screen-facade of wooden listels expresses transparency and tracks the sun’s movement as it illuminates the church building.
Milan, Italy | Light and transparent in design, a sequence of wavering arches span across the area next to the Milan Expo grounds, providing a graceful infrastructural solution. An elevated roadway, a new tunnel, an elevated rotunda and landscape were designed to create a positive impact to one of the busiest and most developed areas in Lombardy. An optical and kinetic color effect is created by a subtle achromatic color composition, designed in collaboration with the artist Jorrit Tornquist.