SD Residence | Tissellistudioarchitetti

• February 5, 2010

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SD Residence, image courtesy of Tissellistudioarchitetti

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SD Residence - Elevation North East, drawing courtesy of Tissellistudioarchitetti

Italian architectural firm Tissellistudioarchitetti has completed a residential building with 28 flats located in Cesena (FC)-Italy. The clean and strong elevational statement features double ‘C’ interlocked each other which emphasized by contrast colors, giving a strong architectural identity within the context.

+ Project description courtesy of Tissellistudioarchitetti

The aim of the project was to revitalize a dismissed industrial area with a residential building. The challenge was to work within the parameters of good design and a low budget to provide the city with quality architecture while respecting the commercial space requirements of the client.

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SD Residence, image courtesy of Tissellistudioarchitetti

The resulting project provides a substantial architectural impact with respect to the smaller buildings of the area that are characterized by a broad range of building styles. The decision to use a traditional structure allowed the architects to focus their design energy on the details and the finances on finishing material, which afforded the pursuit of innovative design.

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SD Residence, image courtesy of Tissellistudioarchitetti

The complex characteristics of the site required a comprehensive and functional solution, taking into account the slope of the lot. The resulting building is composed of superimposed layers, developed longitudinally.

Each ‘layer’ has a specific designated use: the first level is reserved for parking, the second level contains more parking in addition to outside living space, and the remaining levels are dedicated to the 28 residential units. A system of ramps and pedestrian walkways unifies the structure and provides pedestrian and vehicular access to all levels.

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SD Residence, image courtesy of Tissellistudioarchitetti

The elevation integrates with the surrounding area while maintaining a strong architectural identity. Wide balconies run the entire length of the building to emphasize the horizontal progression of the structure while providing access to the rear residential units. As a play on depth, two bands enclose the structure in a unique graphic gesture, providing order to an otherwise fragmentary façade and serving as the identifying symbol of the building.

+ Project credits / data

Project:
SD Residence

Typology:
residential building with 28 flats

Location:
via Magellano, via Fiorenzuola, Cesena (FC)-ITALY
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44° 8’2.07″N
12°15’51.35″E

Design firm:
tissellistudioarchitetti
Cesena (FC)

Filippo Tisselli, Cinzia Mondello, architects

Collaborators:
Filippo Tombaccini, Flavia Benigni, Elena Fantoni, architects

Chronology:
design_
january-may 2006

built
april 2007-september 2009

+ All images and drawings courtesy of Tissellistudioarchitetti

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Category: Architecture, Residential

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