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project | LUBIAM SHOWROOM . 2010
site | Milano
client | private
category | retail
area | 350 mq
service | detailed design and work supervision
design | antonio ravalli
project team | crispino.masini.milani.pelliconi
infos | commercial spaces outfitting in the city centre
dalla relazione di progetto | The projects restores an old 350 m2 warehouse, located in San Cristoforo, in Milan, destined to house the Lubiam company’s new showroom. Three main rooms compose the interior space. The access happens through the first volume, where the new concrete pavement creates a difference in height which divides a first entrance from the display area. Passing through it one comes to a double height second space, which ends in a niche located behind two brick arches. The new stairs placed behind the wooden wall lead to an upper level realized in the niche, while hiding the power boiler for the energy production. On the other side are placed the facilities, behind a third arch. From these one comes to the third volume, an old ice-house, a circular vaulted space sustained by eight buttresses. Counting on a limited budget, the project opts for the preservation of the warehouse ‘archaeological’ looking, read as a characterizing quality of the space. The brick walls are left bare, the others are simply finished with a light scratched plasterwork. The project displays the wooden roof in the second volume and the brick vault, while in the first room a false ceiling is placed to locate the lighting system. The concrete pavement connects each space with the others. The inserted elements and furnitures, the Cartesian disposition of which adjusts the existing space irregularities, are used to embody and conceal the technical systems and elements. The enhanced materiality of the designed objects (metals are treated with acids, the larch staves are saw-cutted and displayed with their natural look, or impregnated in black) dialogues with the old warehouse ‘archaeological’ identity.

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