this terrace is the “Riva Privée”, a small external space laid out as an Aquarama motorboat. In the basement floor, two teak doors open into the bathroom area, where the sanitary ware is in copper-coloured steel.
The whole project is designed to evoke the original atmosphere of the mechanical workshop, projected into the modernity of the 21st century. The interiors are characterised by the blue of their walls and by their inner partitions, built with crude iron industrial structures. The floors are in black cement. The custom-designed furniture adopts an industrial style, enriched by elegant manufacturing details.
The technological fittings have in fact a heat pump system which uses aquifer water, so
exploiting the principles of geothermal energy for the heating of indoor spaces. It allows for
remarkable savings in costs and harmful emissions into the environment. Electricity is partially supplied by photovoltaic panels positioned in such a way not to alter the architectural line of the building. The varnishing of the exterior was carried out with Airlitebased varnish, a special colouring that uses sunlight to reduce the level of polluting substances in the air, up to 88,8%, neutralise smells and eliminate moulds and bacteria.
ClientGarage Italia Custum S.r.l.
Gross Floor Area (mq)1.700
ArchitectsMichele De Lucchi
Design teamAngelo Micheli, Davide Angeli, Nicola Boccadoro, Federica Cevasco, Silvia Figini, Francesco Forcella, Alessandro Ghiringhelli
Main ContractorPaolo Castelli S.p.A.
ConsultantsMilan Ingegneria S.r.l. (progetto strutturale); Tekser S.r.l. (Progetto impianti, consulenza acustica, antincendio); Studio Idrogeotecnico Applicato S.a.s. (progetto geo-tecnico); Leveni & Pedrani Architetti Associati (Pratiche edilizie); Centropolis Design S.r.l. (Progetto illuminotecnico)
SuppliersViabizzuno S.r.l. (Luci); Cassina Contract Division (Arredi su disegno); Unopiù S.p.A. (Arredi outdoor); Gasparoli S.r.l. (Restauro del mosaico); Airlite S.r.l. (Trattamento esterno); "Woozen" di LG Hausys (Pavimentazione terrazza); Baglini Ascensori Group S.r.l. (Ascensore)
Photo CreditsTom Vack
Curriculum studio / partecipanteMichele De Lucchi was a prominent figure in movements like Alchimia and Memphis. He has designed lamps and furniture for the most known Italian and European companies. For Olivetti he has been Director of Design from 1988 to 2002 and he elaborated various theories on the evolution of the workplace. He designed and restored buildings in Italy and worldwide. For banks he has collaborated to the evolution of the corporate image. He has taken care of numerous exhibitions and has planned buildings for museums. In 2000 he was appointed Officer of Italian Republic by President Ciampi, for services to design and architecture. In 2001 he has been nominated Professor at the IUAV in Venice. In 2006 he received the Honorary Doctorate from Kingston University, for his contribution to “living quality”. In 2008 he has been nominated Professor at the Design Faculty of the Politecnico of Milan and Member of the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca in Rome. During 2018, He is editor in chief of the Domus.
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