Binocle profile


BINOCLE is the office led by Italian architect Lorenzo Bini since 2011.

Born in 1971, educated in Milan and Oslo, Lorenzo graduated in 1998 from Politecnico di Milano and worked for different offices in Milan and Rotterdam until 2003 when he co-founded studiometrico, his former practice that ceased business in 2011 after 8 years of shared partnership.

BINOCLE works on the transformation of existing spaces shifting from temporary structures to permanent buildings and gardens.

Beside his professional activity, Lorenzo is teaching at Politecnico and Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan and was visiting professor at the Design Academy Eindhoven.

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a circle in a square

Art installation for the Satoyama Museum of Contemporary Art Kinare consisting of a bar, a restaurant, a bookstore and a local radio station.

Built in occasion of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2012 the project was developed in collaboration with Italian artist Massimo Bartolini and remained as a permanent facility for the museum’s visitors.

Location: Tokamachi, Japan
Client: Art Front Gallery, Tokyo / Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale
Year: 2011-2012
Status: Completed
Program: Bar / Restaurant / Bookstore / Radio Station
Collaborators: Massimo Bartolini (artist)
Photographs: Osamu Nakamura