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Fri 26.1.

Urban Decor by Marcante-Testa (UdA Architects)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 26.01.2018 - Tagged as:

Urban Decor by Marcante-Testa (UdA Architects)

Photographer: Carola Ripamonti

 

The new residential building completed in Turin, with four levels above ground, becomes part of a consolidated urban zone composed of constructions from the early-to-middle 20th century and more recent works, completing a lot right in the center of the city that was previously occupied by low abandoned buildings.

 

The project, organized like a constructed landscape made of volumes and decorative elements that are not arbitrarily applied to the surfaces, but correspond to a precise functional and symbolic program, called for the creation of 11 housing units on a corner lot, all with private outdoor spaces (gardens, loggias, terraces); veritable open-air rooms, as a physical and perceptive extension of the interior space. A “perforated” facade, which through its loggias enhanced by arabesque marble facings offers a legible image of the domestic life of each housing unit. An architecture of outdoor spaces that becomes a visual prosthesis for every inhabitant, extended towards a landscape subject to personalization.

 

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Urban Decor by Marcante-Testa (UdA Architects)

Photographer: Carola Ripamonti

Urban Decor by Marcante-Testa (UdA Architects)

Photographer: Carola Ripamonti

Urban Decor by Marcante-Testa (UdA Architects)

Photographer: Carola Ripamonti

Urban Decor by Marcante-Testa (UdA Architects)

Photographer: Carola Ripamonti

Urban Decor by Marcante-Testa (UdA Architects)

Photographer: Carola Ripamonti

Urban Decor by Marcante-Testa (UdA Architects)

Photographer: Carola Ripamonti

Urban Decor by Marcante-Testa (UdA Architects)

Photographer: Carola Ripamonti

Urban Decor by Marcante-Testa (UdA Architects)

Photographer: Carola Ripamonti