The Number 6 by Building

By : Dennis Franklin | 28 Feb 2014 8:57 pm | Other

The Building architectural practice transformed this large Palazzo Valperga Galleani in Turin, Italy into a high end apartment building with 36 units and they called the project Number 6.

The original building was constructed in 1663 and spreads over 102000 square feet so the designers wanted to preserve the cultural and historical heritage while also making it functional and up to contemporary standards of living, so they re-functionalized it with the aid of Building Engineering to open the private space of the courtyard to the city and decorate it with flowers, lighting and artworks.

The preexisting layout was maintained in all the apartments and cutting-edge solutions were employed to minimize the ecological impact of the redesign. The courtyard of the Alfieri Street was restored to its original XVII century look and it hosts a suspended sculptural tree that adds a contemporary touch to the giardino.

The balconies are decorated with various flower vases that hold climbing plants along the walls of the building and each vase has an automatic watering device and two lanterns to illuminate it.

 

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