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Domus Lascaris

Domus Lascaris

Domus Lascaris is the new milestone in the innovation of living downtown Turin

“Domus Lascaris” is a 1950s building whose renovation, by Boffa, Petrone & Partners, a Gruppo Building design studio and led by Luca Petrone, focused on the exterior and interior spaces, redefining architectural modernism in a contemporary key.

According to Piero Boffa, Founder and Chairman of the Gruppo Building, “Domus Lascaris is the new milestone in the innovation of living downtown Turin”. The aim of the project was to contribute to the process of transforming the city centre into a more sustainable place for a dynamic, increasingly aware contemporary society. At the same time, in continuity with the Gruppo’s corporate philosophy, the common areas have also been designed to become opportunities for socialising and meeting, through art, culture and wellness.

  • Location Torino, Italy
  • Year 2020
  • Design Studio Boffa Petrone & Partners
  • Applications External Facades
  • Project Type Residential complex
Great attention to environmental impact

Great attention to environmental impact

The renovation has therefore paid great attention to environmental impact: the eleven flats (ranging in size from 127 to 247 square metres and two penthouses of 423 and 531 square metres) have been designed with minimal energy consumption and certified with a high energy class. The skeleton of the building reveals the original rationalist matrix, inserting sunshade windows and mirrors that form a telescope of light inside the flats to make the most of natural light; its modernisation focused mainly on the redefinition of the exterior surface.

The application of the over-cladding to the entire exterior has made it possible to contain heat loss within legal limits and to reduce the building’s heating/cooling costs. The restyling of the façades has applied a concept with a strong visual impact due to its elegant minimalism. A new three-dimensionality was obtained on the façade by intervening on the existing openings with the use of extremely discreet glass, for all the elements protecting the openings and terraces.

A great deal of care was taken in the choice of materials for this unique exterior renovation. The façade cladding is made of Laminam 1000×1000 mm slabs from the Calce Bianco collection, with Laminam 3+ thickness, a collection that makes simplicity and softness its aesthetic and tactile hallmark, inspired by the functionality of a freshly plastered wall, in full rationalist style.