Monza _ Italy
The project refers to the redevelopment and architectural renovation of a historical building in Monza that has been disused for some time. On the ground floor there will be an office and common areas such as stairs and glass lift, while the first and second floors will have 3 flats with different sizes. The attic floor, currently unused, will be recovered to obtain 2 flats with pocket terraces and skylights on the ceiling. In the inner courtyard, garages have been obtained dedicated to the individual flats and a Solarium located on level +1 for collective use, while in the basement there will be a Fitness area with a patio for proper natural lighting and a Sauna.
The external façade on Via XX Settembre has been redeveloped while maintaining its historical appearance and highlighting the lower part with a “skirting” with 2 shades of grey, while the rest of the façade will be pearly white. On the 2 free ends of the building (the heads of the building), in order to interrupt the extremely smooth and neutral surface, the marks of the stringcourses of the various levels have been brought back as well as the same colouring as on the main front.
The attic has been recovered for residential use and “pocket” terraces will be built in order to give more light inside. The internal façade overlooking the courtyard has been designed with a treatment and a darker colour deliberately separated from the main historical façade, in order to highlight the difference between the main front and the interior. On this façade new projecting terraces have been inserted, integrated with a system of pergolas and vertical wooden “brise soleil” with integrated light inside them.
Particular attention has been given to the lighting project, which will be differentiated, i.e. composed of both scenic and functional lighting, both of which will provide quality lighting and spatial perception of the places and the entire complex. Light invades and permeates the entire main façade, defining and highlighting the architectural elements, boundaries and contours of the entire residential complex. The façade on the inner courtyard, like its colour treatment, is illuminated differently from the main façade; the light highlights the driveways and pedestrian walkways, the greenery and the relaxation areas, defining their limits, boundaries and priorities.