Originally conceived for the Unfolding Pavilion call for installations, the piece of furniture that we displayed during the Biennale is a sort of prototype of an autonomous design object that could be produced serially.
The building is situated in the countryside near Genova, surrounded by a chestnut trees woods. Before the refurbishment works, the house was characterized by a long corridor that completely cut the flat, leading to the several rooms arranged on both its sides.
The apartment is at the top of a building in the city centre of Genoa. It underwent a total refurbishment that pointed out the sloping roof, previously hidden by a plasterboard false ceiling, giving to the rooms a peculiar vertical extent.
When Sara Busiri Vici and Matteo Brizio came to gosplan office looking for someone who could design their clothes shop, they brought two requests: the brand had to be “il salotto” (italian for “the living room”) and the site had to be delivered within three months.
This flat is situated in the historical centre of Genoa, nearby the world heritage site known as via Balbi or Strada Nuovissima. Our task was to structurally fix the building, whose wooden beams of the roof were compromised by the long carelessness.