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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Via Giuseppe Colombo 81/a 20133 Milan, Italy

+39 02 78625376


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Conversion of the 90 sqm basement of villa from a small town into the private archive, studio and exhibition space for a couple of entrepreneurs and art collectors.

In 2012 the Gallery was opened to the public with an exhibition entitled Johannesburg that featured works by Gabriele Basilico, David Finn, Mona Hatoum, William Kentridge, Anselm Kiefer and Pascale Marthine Tayou.

Location: Oleggio, Italy
Client: Private
Year: 2012
Status: Completed
Program: Gallery
Photographs: Giovanna Silva