Erasmus from Rotterdam came close to the moria, the madness, of his friend Thomas More writer in turn, to More we owe the creation of a book like Utopia.
Thomas More, moria, invents and describes his island that does not exist and called it Utopia;
For Comunity One we started from the stylobate trying to create a place that, as such, was the creator of the utopian dream of coexistence between bipeds.
We had an industrial space of a thousand square meters, located in a suburb of Milan with high industrial characterization but in rapid transformation, adjacent to the new university districts of Bicocca and well served by public transport, the metro statio line 1 is a few hundred meters far.
We imagined invisible houses made of flying rooms, houses to live in sharing;
Community within the community.
We bet on the vital importance of beauty and saved what can be saved because time is value;
Truth was the fellow of the journey, the humble elegance of austere materials;
Iron, metal, wood, concrete, natural elements left exposed, ecology of the essentials that becomes luxury.
The industrial plan provided for the construction of twelve apartments, part for the sales market and part for the rental market.
Thanks to the madness, the preliminary work on the plants has generated large rooms that can be used as small studios with private mezzanines, living room/ studio on the ground floor and loft sleeping area.
The apartments for sale, smaller, with same fittings of those for the rental market, have been designed with great attention to circulation, obtaining excellent livability in relation to the small spaces available.
φ, Socrates, Maya, Phidias, Geppetto, Sophia, Ananke, Moria, The Doctor, 11, Undermies, Ortigia, The dog.
Twelve lofts, twelve theatrical ribalta for the life of the community guests, twelve words that become a story.
The Dog an intruder;
Philosopher and homless, the commercial space of Comunityone, will be attentive guest of events, lights, colors and sounds;
Door to the city, open space to the ideas of its guests.
For the community we wanted common spaces that combined a necessary functionality with an opportunity for aggregation, thus the idea of the 'laundry' community center, overlooking and immersed in the garden.
Here the guests of the community can play at washerman and while the perfect machines will provide washing and drying of a thousand and a thousand items, perfect, our boys can seriously train with the equipment of the adjacent gym.
The presence of a communal laundry also allows to gain space inside the apartments, to reduce costs and consumption, and make the minds free pindaric jumps no longer crushed by the weight of periodic maintenance.
Plato spoke of philosophy in the garden of the Akademia, we, who modestly have at our disposal this uncultivated orchard, we are happy to tell about the architecture, building selling and renting houses that changed the course of our lives and, we bet, they will divert the course of your.
Fruit trees, flowering trees, trees that mark the passing of the seasons, the community garden will host a thousand annoying insects.
The fallen fruits will dirty the avenues.
Countless leaves will have to be collected.
The birds will infest and dirty the windows.
And a terrible, annoying water noise will not allow sleep.
The orchard will ensure maximum shade during the hot season, while autumn and winter will bring the sun into the houses;
In any case, it will make warm in yours hearts.
Comunity one has nature in the lead, covered by two different roof technologies, the areas that did not have the problem of poor resistance to weight of the old Milano beams were covered with a sloping green roof, a solution that presented challenges regarding the inclination of 20 degrees of the water table.
The load-bearing structure in these areas was built with steel beams, some of which obtained from the reuse of equipment present in the factory that occupied the building. A 10cm thick concrete and corrugated sheet slab was built against the beams.
We poured the first slab at the beginning of the winter season and for this reason it was decided to protect the concrete with a first layer of bituminous waterproofing.
Above this first layer we placed and nailed the ventilation, two orders of pine wood joists for a total air space of 10 cm, closing the ventilated space we find OSB wooden boards with a thickness of 18 mm covered with various layers of waterproofing sheaths and anti-root carpet, the non-slip structure is laid on the carpet to contain the soil (12 cm).
The turf arrived at Comunity One ready to roll out on pre-cultivated mats.
Comunity One flies lightly thanks to its aluminum roof that is highly separated from the concrete slab by a cushion;
Double ventilation compared to the usual one to ensure maximum comfort, economy and respect for the environment.
The aluminum roof was chosen for its lightness, a feature necessary to save the existing beams "Brevetto Milano"
built with prefabricated concrete reinforced with irons Φ 10, to increase its resistance it was necessary to create a reinforced beam to complete the ridge beam.
But the qualities of this solution do not stop at lightness, this advanced cover technology made up of a sandwich of aluminum and insulating material.
To further increase its thermal insulation function, we chose to increase the air gap by making a double ventilation castle, double ventilation made up of 4 pine wood joists (4x5) crossed for a total thickness of 16 cm.
Large windows, the great show of your lives offered to prying eyes.
For those who have nothing to hide;
For himself same, for those who make of their life a work of art, for you, for your privacy, we have imagined a frame.
The construction in galvanized steel profile Palladio allowed us to contain the thickness of the frames so as to extend the transparent surfaces made with double glazing with low-emission film measures aimed at containing heat loss.
In addition to the aesthetic result, steel frames guarantee a longer life than all other construction technologies thanks to the welding assembly which gives the frame operational stability guaranteed for life.
Anticipating the unpredictable we predicted
Technostylos & Canalina
Hardwere in profusion;
Cables, cables, nets, grids.
Ropes and cables.
Everything flows from Technostylus
everything flows in Canalina
"Technostylos" is a column placed at the entrance of each apartment, inside are collected the available technologies and those that may be necessary for the good wiring of real estate units, made of galvanized steel such as windows, is accessible through special openings and is designed to be flexible to different needs.
"Canalina" refines and completes the concept of flexibility of "Technostylus" is an aluminum channel drowned in the floor and usable for the passage of electrical cables that extends for part of the room making possible the connection of each device to the networks At any point in his path.
The presence of a communal laundry allows to save space inside the apartments, to reduce costs and consumption, to free the minds for pindaric jumps, no longer crushed by the weight of periodic maintenance.
For the bathrooms of Comunityone we chose not to use coatings, the walls left to raw plaster are protected by a resin film with a matte finish that enhances the color protecting them from moisture, shower trays are integrated and flish floor.
Washbasins custom made of prestressed concrete and supported by natural travertine marble together with the first quality taps made specifically with satin finish give the bathrooms of Comunityone an exclusive charm.
It is the center of community life, overlooking and immersed in the Orchard, is not only transit point but also a center of aggregation.
Here the guests of comunityone will be able to play at laundryman with the amazing professional machines, while the perfect German will provide washing and drying of a thousand and a thousand perfect garments, Our guys can work seriously on Technogym equipment.