45. COOPERATIVE HOUSING

Milano

Topic

Housing based on municipality agreement inserted in an Area Plan edited by the Municipality of Milan.

 

Conditions

Prescriptive elements in the plan: dimensions and proportions of the edifice, position, roofs, finishing materials (bricks), windows size, colours.

 

Project choices

Given that the building is situated in the centre of the Area Plan, in a symmetrical position, the project intended to emphasise the value of such position in the main facade, by using the architectural elements of a loggia as a compounding element that moves the windows in the background and confers monumentality to the stairs. Moreover, the depth and the width of the loggias transform an element that is usually linked to commercial aims into the main architectural feature of the whole building.