Casa Selene Residences / Degli Esposti Architetti
Textual content description offered by the architects. The constructing consists of a wing that completes the block’s perimeter wall on Viale Umbria and an orthogonal wing that extends in depth in the direction of the middle of the block, with the final of the three stairwells extending the peak of the constructing’s eleven above-ground flooring: from the morpho-typological standpoint, the constructing is, subsequently, a hybrid between a block’s perimeter wall kind, a slab kind, and a tower kind. From the massive double-height foyer on the road, there may be entry to a portico that gives direct entry to all of the stairwells and underground parking areas, accessible through impartial staircases.
This composition establishes three foremost façades: the one on the Viale dealing with west and two different façades dealing with south and north, clearly seen from the road by means of two massive portals: the pedestrian one 5 flooring up by means of which a glimpse of the south façade is seen and the vehicular one two flooring up by means of which the north façade is seen.
The syntax of the venture relies on a composition of the façade utilizing asymmetrical overhangs: the façade on the Viale has 4 one-story-high bow home windows (plus a further physique, much like the earlier ones, within the type of a loggia), whereas the south façade has two protruding loggias 4 tales excessive. A façade design with asymmetrical protrusions has varied precedents in Milan, such because the Casa Astratta by Perogalli and Mariani (1951-52), additionally a curtain wall or, when it comes to parallel buildings, the residences by Gigi Caccia on By way of Nievo 28/a (1955-57) and by the Latis brothers on By way of Rossetti (1959-60), particularly the rear façade.
In all these circumstances, the modest protrusions (bow home windows) exemplify a dynamic and asymmetrical composition of the façades. In our venture, the design of the south façade shouldn’t be restricted to the association of the multi-story protrusions; there are additionally light-weight metallic buildings (60-mm sq. sections) that group the balconies collectively, growing their top from the bottom to the highest degree: a single balcony on the primary flooring, then two grouped ranges (flooring 2-3), three grouped ranges (flooring 4-6), and eventually 4 ranges (from flooring 7 to the penthouse).
The north façade has a distinct design: on this facet, there are lengthy steady balconies, one other typical component of Milanese residential structure, with quite a few examples such because the Casa ai Giardini d’Ercole by Gardella, Castelli Ferrieri and Menghi (1949-55) and the contiguous inner physique of the Melzi Pertusati advanced, designed by Minoletti (1955-59). In our venture, nonetheless, the linguistic therapy of those balconies introduces sure variations: on the primary two ranges of the balcony, it’s enclosed by partitions that configure it right into a loggia; on the higher flooring, the balconies are partitioned by the identical skinny metallic frames that seem on the opposite façades.
The association of the pillars of this skinny diaphragm, aware of comparable makes use of within the Latis constructing on By way of Lanzone (façade on By way of Ghisleri) (1949-51) and above all within the buildings of Guglielmo Mozzoni (By way of Fatebenefratelli, By way of Corridoni), is in our case designed on the north façade in a slowed perspective (prospettiva rallentata), with incremental modules.