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Caffè Giardino

Project of interior and exterior design

The place is intended for use as a coffee bar, with an all-day opening time. A massive restructuring has been done, due to enhace the spaces inside and for regulatory adjustment.
The dual purpose of the intervention is not the compulsary adjustment but also to identify such solutions for the building to show itself and to expand inside the spaces just to relate and to manage the public area, with its own architectural identity and an appropriate decorum for the urban context.
The internal garden is the central fulcrum which the interior spaces are developed around, but, menawhile, it shows itself outside, towards the public spaces of the square, through openings with a contemporary attitude. Materials and shapes are inspired by essentiality and durability, maintaing a rigorous compositing style all-over the building architectural system.

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Massimiliano Facciolo was born in 1970, in Turin. After completing secondary school studies, he got a first-class degree in architecture from Turin Polytechnic: his course of study was about “Protection and recovery of historical and environmental heritage”. In 1998 he got qualify for the practice of the profession of architect. After graduation he moved to Barcelona: he worked in the Correa y Milà Architecture Studio and many others. Some years later, he came back to Italy, in Modena. There, he started a professional collaboration with architect Ivan Galavotti. Then he came back home, in Turin: in 2003 he worked for the prestigious Studio Ingaramo as Project Manager and Project Developer. In 2005, in Turin, he founded his own Urban-Planning and Design Architectural Studio. He has been part in seminars, workshops and many design competitions across Italy and Spain, serving on competition juries and technical committees too. The studio is involved in testing new environmental solutions for contemporary living, through a “sensorial” approach where space, light and materials are carriers to develop a design plot where individuals and senses are protagonists. The professional method aims to combine clients’ needs and objectives, getting non-stop feedbacks, with respecting and improving the existing frameworks. Great attention is paid to environment, energy saving, well-being and residential health themes within a contemporary planning and design perspective promoting the ‘removal’ principle, because….. less is more.
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