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



UnaBox is a tiny secret case - inspired by an even smaller Indian box - that was designed and built as a gift for a six months old baby.

Made of olive tree wood, it is meant to last forever and was conceived to store and hide precious things thanks to a security mechanism that doesn’t feature any conventional key, but can only be accessed by patient and curious people.

Year: 2009
Status: Delivered
Program: Gift
Download: Drawings