Lemon shop by Lorenzo Capucci Lugo, Italia | Yellowtrace

Lemon shop by Lorenzo Capucci Lugo, Italia | Yellowtrace

Lemon shop by Lorenzo Capucci Lugo, Italia | Yellowtrace

Lemon shop by Lorenzo Capucci Lugo, Italia | Yellowtrace

Lemon shop by Lorenzo Capucci Lugo, Italia | Yellowtrace

 

Architects: Lorenzo Capucci.
Location: Lugo, Italy.
Completed: 2013.
Photography: Mariela Apollonio.

 

This project arises from the brief to transform the ground floor of a 20th century building into a commercial activity open to the public. The developer desired to emphasise the socio-cultural dimension as well as the commercial function of the space, and invites the street into the typically private hall, transforming it into a large room capable of receiving customers and holding exhibitions, somewhat reminiscent of a Greek Megaron. The light, emitted from the large glazed surface is perfectly balanced between the natural one, and plays a fundamental role in the enhancement of space and existing & new architectural elements.

The spaces of the 20th century building, though long in disuse, retain a charm and character worthy of an attentive and careful restoration. The project seeks to enhances the existing elements without unnecessary stylistic exercises. The use of a few precise architectural gestures combines the modernity of our time with the history of the space. In other words – we are in love!

 


[Images courtesy of Studio Capucci. Photography by Mariela Apollonio.]

 

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