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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Transformation of a decadent masonry pavilion into a new bar cafeteria available for the visitors of a small town’s public garden.

Inserted into the existing structure, shaped on the original footprint and oriented toward the park, a long glass window encloses a climatically controlled environment and extends onward generating a permeable veranda.

Location: Oleggio, Italy
Client: Beldì S.p.a.
Year: 2010-2011
Status: Completed
Program: Bar / Cafeteria
Collaborators: Rossi Bianchi (lighting design)
Photographs: Riccardo Pasciucco