Residenze Carlo Erba by Eisenman Architects + Degli Esposti Architetti + AZstudio

Four layers form being of Milan today

Project Specs


非常感谢 Eisenman Architects + Degli Esposti Architetti + AZstudio 予gooood分享以下内容。
Appreciation towards Eisenman Architects + Degli Esposti Architetti + AZstudio  for providing the following description:


▼建筑概览,project overview ©Marco de Bigontina ESPERIENZA-DRONE

For a triangular site bounded by non-descript buildings, this project attempts to create a symbolic contemporary apartment building with the number of units required for commercial viability while responding to the context, particularly to the adjacent public garden, by continuing the garden onto the site. Restricted by the height limit due to the local regulations, we designed a series of horizontal bands stacked with slight offsets that create four different layers in the nine-story building.

▼场地平面图,site plan ©Degli Esposti Architetti


▼9个楼层划分为4个不同的层级,a series of horizontal bands stacked with slight offsets create four different layers in the nine-story building ©Marco de Bigontina ESPERIENZA-DRONE

The first three floors constitute a base course similar to historic urban palazzi with travertine cladding and punched window openings of similar size, with inset balconies. The fourth floor, or second layer, is like a traditional piano nobile; it is set back from both the face of the travertine base and the marble face above, and its glazing contrasts with the stone surfaces. The third layer, floors five and six, is articulated by enameled metal frames that create a horizontal band running the length of the façade. These frames are set forward of the actual west face of the building. On the east facade, they excavate the mass of the building in a carving lattice. The fourth and topmost layer, floors seven through nine, is in one sense not a horizontal layer but, in its stepped profile and volumetric mass, a series of “urban villas” with large planting terraces.

▼公共花园视角,view from the public garden © Maurizio Montagna

▼街道视角,view from the street © Maurizio Montagna

▼东南视角,view from southeast © Maurizio Montagna

▼内嵌式阳台,the inset balconies © Maurizio Montagna

▼立面细部,facade detailed view © Maurizio Montagna

▼公寓内部,residence interior © Maurizio Montagna

▼一层大厅,lobby © Maurizio Montagna


The whole ensemble of distinct layers slightly shifted off center produces a dynamic effect, which, combined with traditional materials and window openings, marks the project as being of Milan today.

▼建筑在各角度呈现出动态和变化的观感,the building volume presents a dynamic effect from different angles © Maurizio Montagna


▼体块图解,massing diagram ©Degli Esposti Architetti

The S-form of the building was determined through a series of studies seen in diagrams that show how it meets both program and zoning requirements and also incorporates an early 20th-century classicist building on the site. This building becomes part of the condominium, as well as its formal entrance. The public garden to the west now “ends” in the curve of the condominium’s west elevation.

▼公共花园被西立面构成的弯曲弧线亲密地包围起来,the public garden to the west now “ends” in the curve of the condominium’s west elevation ©Marco de Bigontina ESPERIENZA-DRONE

▼花园夜景,garden night view © Maurizio Montagna

▼一层平面图,plan 1F ©Degli Esposti Architetti

Architect name
Eisenman Architects
Degli Esposti Architetti
Project name: Residenze Carlo Erba
Location of building: Milan, Italy
Completion date: July 2019
Gross square footage:
14,000 sqmeters / 150,000 sqfeet
Total construction cost:
40 million euro (40,000,000.00 euro)
Pinerba s.r.l., a company of Morelli Group
General contractor:
Italiana Costruzioni (Rome): phase 2 and completion
CLE Cooperativa Lavoratori Edili (Bolzano): phase 1
Structural: Studio d’Ingegneria Associato Ardolino, Bolzano;
Mechanical and electrical: Sistema Group Engineering, Montichiari (BS)
(preliminary phase); A.T. Advanced Tecnologies, Rome (execution phase); Studio
MGM, Gallarate (execution phase)
Maurizio Montagna
Drone photos
Marco de Bigontina ESPERIENZA-DRONE
Supervision of construction:
Arch. Lorenzo Degli Esposti
Arch. Paolo Lazza
Arch. Stefano De Vita
Project surveillance:
Geom. Giorgio Marocchi – Sherpa Engineering, Mantova (Phase 1);
Geom. Tristano Barroccu, Milan (Phase 2).

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