The redevelopment project of the directional office of Via Battisti 8 in Milan is configured as experimentation of new spatial connotations in the relationship between abstraction and design practice, declining the reconversion of a residential space in directional. A system of vaults, a historic character in architectural culture, becomes a connective and correlative element between the parties. The material abstraction and the minimalism of the constituent elements, reduced to the essential, become conditions through which the project is substantiated. The spatial articulation is identified in a linear system, characterized by two polarities, able to define the beginning (entrance) and the climax (large meeting room) of a metaphorical promenade architecturale. The connective system turned, expanding and contracting, characterizes the space of relationship, leading, from the entrance, to the different environments, in a spatial continuum; the space is then divided, in sequence, into a common room-space characterized by the pre-existence of the fireplace, which deprived of the superfetations is reduced to the essential, a multiplicity of spaces for offices and services, the collective meeting room, terminal element of the system.
The intervention, in its complexity, seeks a dialectic between architectural features connotative of the architectural space and material solutions and minimal detail, identifying simple surfaces, able to bring to the theme of abstraction every possible sign.
Volume: 690 m3
Surface: 230 m2
Project year: 2016
Architectural project: FORM_A
Design team: Andrea Fradegrada, Sandra Maglio, Claudio Maglio
Photos: Celeste Studio