Loft Go and Loft Jo, Milan: new project by Federico Delrosso for two brothers
It's not the first time for Federico Delrosso to be engaged with a project of metropolitan lofts steming from the renovation of a former workshops building in Milan (Italy). Loft Go e Loft Jo have an equal area and are customized on the two young brother clients. The first of such a project it has been the renowened Twin Lofts; his and his close friend Alessandro Sartori - Zegna's artistic director - apartment.
The specific request given by the parents was to extract two units of equal surface and features. The project develops along the longitudinal axis of the building, setting a new metallic axial structure, which supports the new mezzanine level, detached from the perimeter walls. Connected to the structure, the new blocks for services are built to perceive the different areas of intervention.
The mezzanine level is partially closed by vertical supporting props, which are ideally connected to the existing roof framework, as if the new structure were suspended. An illusory game that becomes the main feature of the project, like a backbone that manages spaces and functions.
On the mezzanine floor, near the stone columns and the structural bearings, glass cuts were opened to give verticality to the area below and enhance the existing structure. All the original perimeter walls are left exposed, while the new part is plastered and painted to highlight the cohesion of the two interventions, conservative and contemporary.
Federico Delrosso, architect and designer from Biella, operates at international level from 2001 in Milan where he estabilished his studio Federico Delrosso Architects, dedicated towards architecture, interior and product design.
Respecting the natural surroundings, urban context and the spirit of the spaces, intense like the energy and conscious imprint in the memory of spaces, Federico Delrosso conceives projects with a refined lightness characterized with a minimalist and naturalistic approach.
The homogeneity of materials, often left natural and raw, and the study of light, sensed as an emotional and tangible component of each project, represent the essential elements of his stylistic research and the very idea of architecture. The latter is in fact conceived as a "self-seeking soul in every detail of light and shade to reach the delicate balance that makes it independent of those who created it, lives it or will live it."