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


bastard store

Conversion of a former movie theater into the headquarter of an Italian company founded by skateboarders to design, produce and distribute clothing and accessories for skateboarders and snowboarders under the brand Bastard.

The 1.400 sqm venue accommodates office, warehouse, showroom, shop and skate bowl at disposal of everyday users and occasional visitors.

In 2009 the project was awarded the ArchDaily Building of the Year in the category Interiors.

Location: Milan, Italy
Client: Comvert S.r.l.
Year: 2006-2008
Status: Completed
Program: Office / Retail
Collaborators: Atelier LC (structural engineer)
Photographs: Giuliano Berarducci / Giovanna Silva