BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
EUROPIA, URBAN REGENERATION MODEL
“What I have in mind is that art may be bad, good or indifferent, but, whatever adjective is used,
we must call it art, and bad art is still art in the same way that a bad emotion is still an emotion.”
“Breakfast at Tiffany’s” starts with a banal but fundamental question:
“How to switch a rude existing building in an art deco style palace without demolishing the main facade and keeping the ribbon windows in the present position?
The answer was not easy at all nor usual. We decided to backwards the access and creating a sort of porch to emphasize the entry. Around the rectangular concrete columns, we studied a curvilinear wood covers as a skin (also useful to embedded the exterior lighting) which underline the empty below the balcony. To get elegant the facade, we designed plaster frames for the windows, and we added a multiple string course at any level. The outcome is a stylish volume that explores the connections between solid and void, interior and exterior, and ones affinity to the city in pursuit of a timeless and uncomplicated design.
LOCATION: SENIGALLIA (AN), IT