Renovating a piece of patrimony while adding modern architecture
In Italy, everyone knows the biggest challenge is to preserve the incredible architectural patrimony. With that in mind, we might think modern architecture has no place in a country that desperately tries to save the past. That would be poorly understanding Italians. Italian architecture firm Building proves that combining the preservation concerns while exploring modern architecture is not a utopia. The renovation of Palazzo Valperga Galleani in Torino is a good example of maintaining cultural heritage while adding technology and a modern aesthetic. The Number 6 also rehabilitated the location with the residential aim it once had.
While the outdoor structure has been kept, the indoor space has been redesigned with the purpose of adding openess and modernity to the 36 apartments. The architect reconciled both architectural conception while adding aesthetic value to the place in order to make it enjoyable again. The perfect example of how Italians are able to look forward while preserving the past!