Project for the renovation of Cristina Rubinetterie's headquarters in Gozzano
Designers: Arch. Naomi Hasuike for Makio Hasuike & Co in collaboration with Arch. Paolo Rossi
The renovation of the CRISTINA Rubinetterie headquarters in Gozzano included a new construction, the partial renovation of the buildings and the interior design, with the aim of renewing the architecture and usability of the company's spaces.
The redevelopment work focused on the late 19th century old building, the family's residence, and a "trattoria" (located on the ground floor). The primary objective was to improve the existing building by giving life to an architectural "restyling", and, through the removal of some volumes, to create a new order able to build a "silver thread" with unitary elements that would coordinate the image and usability of buildings with such a different nature. Thanks to the application of a new "skin" (made of light surfaces in technical fabric stretched by a patented system, anchored to aluminium profiles) and the use of colour, continuity has been created between the various existing and new architectural volumes.
The new construction, a horizontal volume overlooking the historic building, becomes the entrance to the company. The fabric façade creates greater or lesser visibility between indoor and outdoor environments and ensures control from solar radiation towards the interior. The same system of profiles and tested technical fabric was used to cover the façade of the building. The interior design and the new distribution layout gave more usability and continuity to the spaces. The cellar was transformed into a dining room for guests.
All the furnishings were planned on design. The spaces were designed to ensure the right balance between environmental factors (natural light, openings and views) and control with technological systems and plants.