An in-depth article by Margherita Toffolon for La Nuova Finestra shines a light on the technical skills behind the renovation of a classic piece of 20th-century architecture, the Rinascente building in Piazza Fiume, Rome. From an identikit of the building to construction details about the doors and windows, this design project from the firm of Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli has been examined in painstaking detail through images and technical documents.
Theatro’s participation at Fuorisalone 2023 is in the April issue of Casabella. Theatro’s first Fuorisalone event is the exhibition Le Procuratie Vecchie in Piazza San Marco, dedicated to David Chipperfield’s restoration project described through Alessandra Chemollo’s photographs and scale models of the work. On the same days, the Tegel carpet collection designed by Chipperfield for Kasthall, a historic Swedish company and world leader in the production of carpets and textile coverings, was previewed in the courtyard at Via Vigevano 8.
A Domus article talks in detail about the renovation project of Rinascente in Piazza Fiume, Rome. The description of the recent intervention by Studio 2050+ in conjunction with Theatro, is accompanied by an extract from Domus 389, published in April 1962, where Gio Ponti presents the work of Albini and Helg as a modern design project, not so far from the logic of industrial design, “a unitary expression that defines architecture as a form of civilisation, on a cultural, social and technological level”. It is in the interpenetration of these floors that Ponti interprets the expert skills of the two architects in this building, which 2050+ has revealed in an archaeological operation between the archive and the body of the architecture.
TOG’s new headquarters project is a virtuous example of how Theatro operates: of the problems it is able to solve, the design potential it can express, and the strategic and technical advice it is able to provide to designers and clients. Combining technical skills and heart.
Domus has grasped the essence of Theatro as an independent reality that unites leading companies in the field of architecture and design. The common goal is to promote design inspired by wellbeing and liveability in a constant dialogue with all the actors involved.
In the story dedicated to Theatro, Interni’s accent goes to the tagline – Meet, think, build – which traces the ideal line of the network and of the Verano Brianza site, a meeting place for people, a space for thought, and for design and development.
How was Theatro born? What are the needs from which it was born? The Foglio del Mobile explains this in detail, explaining that Theatro is a unique reality in the landscape of aggregations for architecture, a player who has been able to assert an effective model to be a reliable partner alongside designers.