The project face a delicate theme, allowed by Lombardy’s regional low: refurbishing an attic for housing purposes. Because of the typological conformation of the exsisting building – the last floor moved back on the street side – the project is a discreet intervention, keeping part of the exsisting roof, but rebuiding completely the covering structure with metal beams, opposed to the oak industrial parquet. On the street side, big windows repetition regains the exsisting building’s windows pace; on the backyard side, an open terrace let the uniform northern light enter and opens the inner space to the surrounding industrial landscape and to the Alps.
The construction site was significantly complex, with the maintenance of common facade on the backyard side, the reorganization of common plants and the installation of an external elevator servicing all the flats.
Studio Redaelli Speranza architetti associati, Milan
Gaia Redaelli, Vito Redaelli, Anna Speranza
Igor Della Ricca, Emanuele Moro, William Bianchi