The new Corte Varese complex is located in one of Milan’s most vibrant areas which has undergone a vast transformation in recent decades; it lies between the new Garibaldi-Porta Nuova district and the Brera quarter. The project shows Arassociati’s sensitive approach to historical layers within the urban fabric, reflecting the cultural references and techniques frequently used by the architects.
The rational paradigms of 20th-century architecture, skillful use of traditional materials, renewed using contemporary technology and design, plus respect for the surrounding context, all blend to create a modern classic facade with its decorative parapet design and elegant latticed entrance.
Like other Arassociati projects, the contemporary style pays homage to refined traditional Milanese apartment buildings, reflected in the fine quality materials and finishes. Like many Arassociati projects, the classic style and coherence with the surrounding context contrasts with the more contemporary design of the private internal spaces.
The architects often include loggias and greenery planters, creating terraced areas adapted to the shape of the site. Traditional materials are repeated in the courtyard, but the garden design has a distinctly contemporary style. The landscaping is completely integrated with the architecture, giving the sense of a quiet luxurious oasis when passing from the street to the courtyard. Once again, this planting style echoes traditional, even historic, Milanese architecture, revealing lush gardens in hidden private courtyards. As a whole, this complex represents new quality standards for residential buildings in terms of comfort, constructive choices, and communal services like the fitness area, gym and pool for the exclusive use of the residents.
YEAR: 2010-2015
TYPOLOGY: Residential complex
CLIENT: Federico Consolandi
LANDSCAPE: Studio AG&P Milano
COLLABORATORS: Pietro Porro, Marco Gualandris, Nicolò Paolino
Milan, Italy