During the Design Week, Milan becomes the place to be for everyone who wants to express himself, or to look at new trends. The client asks for an iconic structure that can express the ideology of his company, exalting the name of the company “@ (Restaurant)”.
The site is located inside a new park designed by Petra Blaisse in a very growing area. The new building needs a kitchen, a space for sitting (inside and outside) and enjoy the food and also a bar.
The shape is defined on a “@ project” and thanks to a deformation (lifting up an edge) the volume is perfect to locate all the functions having higher ceiling for the living area and smaller for the kitchen and services.
The of outdoor space also is designed to have the exterior sittings next to the entrance and to echo the @. The shape allows to have a walkable staircase as rooftop in order to have a social space and a way to view the amazing 360 degree panorama on the top.
The lifted @-shape allows furthermore to have a free place where people can stay, enjoy the park or to have a social moment with their friends. In order to respect the location, the natural context all the parts of the project are made in wood, this allows to have a very simple structure and to have lower costs.
The inside space is caracterized by a turning structure around a line that create a suggestive volume and also a very large glass facade allows to have a wonderful view of the park and life inside it. Source by ITA Architecture