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 a derelict old house on the edge of a small village near Orvieto into the holiday residence for a Milanese art dealer and his guests.

The lengthy renovation was organized in two phases during a ten years span and connected the main house with an adjacent smaller building, two underlying caves and a tiny garden overlooking a striking ravine.

Location: Lubriano, Italy
Client: Private
Year: 2005-2015
Status: Completed
Program: Residential
Photographs: Lorenzo Bini