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

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Renovation of a 40 sqm studio flat on the top floor of a condominium set in a former convent from the beginning of the last century.

The existing vaulted ceilings, the traditional concrete tiles and the friendly window filled by a big plane tree were the significant features of this space. A lengthy closet in osb panels, an intrusive concrete bench and a precipitous mahogany ladder towards a tiny attic bedroom were the main interventions of the project.

Location: Milano, Italy
Client: Private
Year: 2004
Status: Completed
Program: Residential
Photographs: Lorenzo Bini