Eolian Inn

Categories: built live

Eolian Inn

location: Milazzo, Italy
date: 2009
m2: 22000
euroM2: 1100
client: HLM srl
colaborators: undefined
contact: claudio@urbanfuture.org

description: The most prominent hotel in Milazzo dominates Capo Milazzo with Italy peninsula as background. HLM group commissions us to investigate the potentials in redeveloping the existing building and site. With the intention as the most prestigious residential development, the client has worked with us to test the flexibility and possibility in various options while the structure is sound, and various spatial and materials update will be inevitable. The critical factor in this project lays the control of thermal performance and leading to the shading intervention as the organizational device from the outside in. Working with the programmatic intensification and Mediterranean densities, we design a performative louver system addressing the solar gain, providing shaded area and control for privacy at the exterior; serving as space divider, setting transparency and provoking an interactive skin at the interior.

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