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La Nostra Famiglia

  • Lecco

  • 2003

  • Contractor Colombo Costruzioni SpA

  • Photos: D. Domenicali

Systems

  • Stick curtain walling system

  • Bolted glass façades

  • Roof-light glazing

Architects

Paolo Bodega

Paolo Bodega architecture, founded in 1997, is an architectural planning and design studio located in Lecco. Paolo Bodega, born in 1961, studied at the Istituto Europeo di Design IED and graduated in architecture at the Milan Polytechnic in 1987. He was designer at the Natural Structures Research Center of Milan and he was part of Renzo Piano’s Building Workshop (RPBW) design team of Genoa, working until 2000 as a local Architect. From 2002 to 2008 he was professor at the Engineering and Architecture VI Faculty at the Politecnico di Milano. Currently his studio is working on national and international projects in emerging countries such as Libya, Romania, Russia, Tunisia, Estonia. Great attention is paid to aspects linked to environment, energy and economic sustainability.This all comes together to express the spirit of the studio, able to offer hi-tech architectural solutions interwoven with the creation of a best life style.

Maurizio Varratta

Was born in Genoa in 1955, where he received his degree in architecture in 1981. From 1983 to 1999 he worked with the “Renzo Piano Building Workshop Ltd.” participating in the development of numerous projects in Italy and abroad. As project manager, most important projects are those relating to the subway stations in Genoa (1983-1990), workshops restructure “Lingotto” in Turin (1989-1994), overall architectural design of the three halls of the auditorium “Parco della Musica” in Rome, project of a new Museum of Design in Varnamo-Sweden (1986-1987) and the completion of the “Centro Meridiana” in Lecco. From 1995 he began to follow the development of the design of the interchange station of Cunning Town incorporated into the new London Underground. In 1999 he opened his own practice. From 1994 to 1997 he was professor at Turin University. His study focuses on the development of design from the general to retail, doing research and industrialization of architecture components. He also deals with integrated design, eco-sustainability, technological innovation and energy savings through close cooperation with the best specialists in various fields.