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



Two storeys of a neoclassical building in the centre of Oleggio have been transformed into a space for art (SPA - Spazio Per Arte) on the initiative of a family of collectors. 500 sqm have been renovated, restored and updated through a project developed under the guidance of the Superintendency of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape for the province of Novara. Through this fruitful collaboration the historical layers to be maintained were identified and the best strategies to make past and present elements coexist and complement one another were defined. In these photographs the space appears either empty or set up with works by artists such as Vanessa Beecroft, Martin Disler, Elmgreen & Dragset, Mona Hatoum, Anne Imhof, Wolfgang Laib, Anselm Kiefer and Robin Rhode.

Location: Oleggio (NO), Italy
Client: Private
Year: 2019-2023
Status: Completed
Program: Space for art
Team: Ivana Di Chiara, Giulio Giori, Marina Tangari, Anna Pierotello
Collaborators: Rossi Bianchi lighting design
Photographs: 2,6,7,8,10,11,13,15,18,21,25 Mattia Micheli, all the others Lorenzo Bini