This design is characterized by the idea of “dualism”: white and black, transparent lightness and material weight, innovation and traditional technique, all of these to create a theatrical and imposing space.
The laboratory and the showroom, though closely connected, have two separate entrances, each of them on two different sides of the building.
The laboratory is conceived as a work space with an industrial look and an overview on the street; the original brick masonry and the plaster on walls are distinguished by a black and white painting.
On the other hand, the access to the showroom is from the inner yard. The facade of this building is characterized by a lightweight architectural “skin” made of electro-colored expanded metal with an horizontal pattern, that emphasizes its glittering daylight effects.