This project rethink the Mille Galassie Studio: record studio and musical creation, elaboration and production space, of the Italian singer Cesare Cremonini.
The studio is placed in a factory of the 70th in the Bologna’s suburbs, which lacks of space to live, create, and discuss.
The purpose of the new project is to satisfy new needs for living and meeting, but also to characterise the studio giving a new identity and personality.
The building is stuck in two side, so the only way to enlarge the building was to extrude the frontal side. For this reason, it comes out the decision to add a new volume on the façade, which contain new living and lounge areas for people.
To separate the new volume from exterior context, it has been decide to use a glass wall completely transparent cover by a filter from sun light and sight. A “vegetal” metal curtain protects the façade and creates a sort of prolongation of the external entry garden. Slim columns and beams in mate black steel support the green wall and panels of metal sheet. On top, it has been collocated a big planter whose leafs climb down and cover the grid; moreover the vine grows up from a planter at the bottom, climbing up from ground floor to the roof.
Inside, powerful colours cover the walls and the upholstered to revoke leafs and fruit’s colours of the garden; whereas floors and ceilings are mate black to absorb light and avoid reflection, and allow a clear and contrast sight of the outside green, as a film.
A part of furniture is design by the architect: the round conference table realised by steel and the countertop made by resin, that reproduce the memorable Beatles’s vinyl “Sgt Pepper”; and the library table of the producer’s office on natural black steel.