Located in the corner between Corso Tassoni and Piazza Bernini near the centre of Turin, the early 20th century Bernini Villa and Torre villa is part of Bernini²; an eclectic real estate renovation and expansion project based on sustainability, innovation and elegance. In what has been described as "a passing of the torch with history", innovation and assimilation of a place's identity live side by side to create a residential complex with an extremely contemporary design.
Architect Filippo Orlando and + Studio Architetti with Mediapolis engineering, have developed a plan for the entire project focused on understanding history and considering the effects of this on the building. The result of this work is a contemporary interpretation of existing elements: the new building complex, for instance, has been shaped on the façade of the historical building; it has encompassed and acquired the original geometric elements and has re-coded them from a modern point of view.
Creativity, functionality and aesthetics are the three criteria used to select the winners of the La Ceramica e il Progetto, a competition that selects the best architectural developments featuring Italian ceramic tile. Ceramiche Caesar was chosen as the winner of the Residential category for the Bernini² La Villa e La Torre project. Ceramiche Caesar has offered its charm both to interior and exterior spaces of the complex. One, the collection that combines the soft and enveloping tones of earth to the original and modern appeal of concrete, has been chosen for many spaces, in particular in its Rope and Gesso tones and 600 by 1,200mm size. The stone-effect Elapse range contributed to the minimalist elegance of the indoor swimming pool, while trim pieces from the Aquae range was Caesar's solution for the wellness areas. The stone-effect has also been adopted for customised trim pieces for the interior staircases.
Outdoors, the colours and harmony of the Life range of wood-effect porcelain stoneware, in a warm Oak colour, cover the terraces in a perfect match with the Mist colour of Elapse, with the added advantage that the 20mm thickness offers functionality alongside aesthetic appeal.
More at: www.caesar.it
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