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.

Download Lorenzo Bini’s CURRICULUM VITAE:  [Italian]  [English]



Via Giuseppe Colombo 81/a 20133 Milan, Italy

+39 02 78625376


zumbini offices

Conversion of a 2.000 sqm industrial building from the 30’s into 17 new office units available for small practices or companies in search of a workplace to rent.

On a 1.350 sqm plot, two separate buildings are organised around a common courtyard: the bigger one is the result of the transformation of an existing structure while the smaller one is an entirely new construction.

Location: Milan, Italy
Client: Immobiliare del Nord S.p.a.
Year: 2008-2011
Status: Completed
Program: Office
Collaborators: Gennaro Postiglione (architectural consultant) / Marco Clozza (structural engineer) / Rossi Bianchi (lighting design)
Photographs: Giovanna Silva / Ornaghi-Prestinari (post occupancy)