Retrofitting residential building, Genova

Living Carignano

A living room shaped around the person and his well-being, in empathy with the context. Living in the “living room” of Genova, Piazza Carignano, where the 16th-century Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta designed by architect Galeazzo Alessi, one of the most important examples of Renaissance architecture in the city, is located.

Combining history and technology for a retrofitting intervention that redevelops the existing building to create contemporary, energy-efficient architecture.

A volume that dialogues with the context and articulates its elevations differently with respect to solar exposure. Contrasting the hectic and stressful life of today with a comfortable lifestyle; the project makes the word comfort, the key to interpretation and inspiration.

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ClientAquileia Capital Services S.r.l.
Superfici 3600 mq
Frigerio Design Group
Progetto architettonico

CollaboratorsE. Frigerio con S. Rota, F. d’ Andrea, A. Chiappini

Slow Architecture

  • Reinterpretation of local building elements.
  • Exploitation of solar exposure.
  • Prefabricated components and durable materials.
  • Hanging green.

The window and door frames of the east and west facades are treated with imbrications that reflect natural light inside the rooms and characterize their image.