The building (social housing) was conceived as a dual nature artifact, linked to its settlement specificity: it is a building that confronts the dilated spaces of the “Mall” and with the smaller scale of the rear fabric of houses on area.

Studio Name: archimento studio
Design Team: mario mento & umberto baratto architects
Year: 2002-2007
Location: Brescia (Italy)
Consultants: Tesis s.r.l.
Photography Credits: Luca Bravo

Peep 2000 Sanpolino by archimento studio - Sheet2
©Luca Bravo

We therefore imagined a slab building raised off the ground and occupying the entire surface of the area, below which are the volumes of the commercial units preceded by a portico, while the apartments are located on the upper levels.

©Luca Bravo

Particular attention was paid to the housing typologies, that are distinguished by a complex typological research aimed at renovating the traditional single-level apartment.




The studio, founded by Mario Mento and active since the mid-1990s, has gained professional experience over the years in the field of architectural design at different scales , from urban planning  to  interior design.


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