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


studio binocle

Our office is located atop of an unusual building from the 20’s known by people from Milan as ‘Cremlino’. The dome, under which we moved in 2014, measures 9 m in diameter, 5.5 m in height, overlooks the entire city and culminates into a 12 m spire.

To make space for our books and tools, to provide a proper entrance and to organize a raised bed for our guests, we designed and built a 2.5 m black-painted OSB wooden cube.

Location: Milan, Italy
Client: Ourselves
Year: 2014
Status: Completed
Program: Office
Photographs: Old postcard from the web, 4/8 Giovanna Silva, all the others Lorenzo Bini