LOFT is a residential project realized in Milan by the Botticini+Facchinelli ARW studio, which has chosen to intervene in the recovery of a post-war industrial structure, located in the suburbs in the Viale Monza area, near the underground station and the railway link road.

The architecture consists of three blocks with a typical gabled section and an internal steel structure. Three long parallel industrial ships present a body of the building and are incised by patios that allow the space to be recovered for residential use.

The set of 25 lofts in Via Columella constitutes an elegant residential complex, developed on the ground floor and mezzanine level, with volumes of different sizes and all provided with private gardens, both with internal patio and external garden, while four flats are provided with loggias overlooking the outside.

Each residential unit has at least one garage/parking space in the garage located in the basement, with access via a ramp from the driveway entrance via Parmenide.

There are two pedestrian entrances, from Via Parmenide and Via Columella respectively.

With the aim of keeping intact the characteristics of the industrial building from which the intervention takes shape, the architecture has been enriched with large windows, private gardens, and internal patios.

The lofts offer living solutions diversified in dimensions and volumes, with high energy performance. The considerable internal height allows to add mezzanine floors, and the use of dark grey for the plasterwork in contrast with the intense green enveloping the structure creates a new dimension of great suggestion and spatial quality, where the important presence of light, together with the private greenery around it, favors privacy also from an acoustic point of view. Inside, each residential unit has been designed with the intention of maintaining chromatic and material continuity with the pre-existing building, integrating elements of the project of a conservative type with more innovative structural interventions. Source:

Progetto: "JK21"