Pan’s architectural project stems from the desire to create a physical and material transposition of the innovative format of the place: Pan is a bakery, kitchen and wine bar, a neighborhood place born from the collaboration between the Japanese chef Yoji Tokuyoshi and Alice Yamada, with the goal of democratizing Japanese culture. Continue reading studio wok
The house, a post-World War II stone building, rises on a steep slope of a mountain which overlooks Lake Lugano, on the border between the urbanized area and the surrounding dense forest.
The project involves small but important interventions on the facades in addition to the complete renovation of the interiors, in order to design a house for a young family who wanted to establish a strong connection between their house, the lake and the surrounding nature. Continue reading STUDIO WOK
The farmhouse is located on the road that leads to the top of the hill of S. Bovo, surrounded by vineyards in a rural and suggestive landscape.
The clients, a young couple from Berlin, wished to convert the anonymous existing building into a convivial place to host friends, a place that could also be transformed into an artistic residence or a vacation rental. Continue reading studio wok
A tribute to the essence of the Costa Smeralda. “Architecture is lived in while art is looked at; this is a fundamental difference. Architecture is a physical and sensory experience because you go inside it.” Ettore Sottsass. What is the Costa Smeralda, what does its essence consist of? This was the first question we asked ourselves. When we think of this part of Sardinia, we think of granite rocks shaped by the wind. The curving materiality of the granite is warmed by the sunlight and by the reflections of the crystal-clear sea and interacts with the lush greens of the Mediterranean scrub. Continue reading studio wok
Between history and modernity: a spatial and material dialogue in a rural court.
The new home has been built into a section of the barn of an agricultural court at the gates of Verona, near the river Adige. The project’s leitmotif is a spatial and material dialogue between history and modernity, and it is also characterized by the great care taken in terms of environmental sustainability. In addition to the use of technical devices and systems for efficient energy, special attention has been given to the surrounding territory and landscape in the use of materials and design choices. Continue reading studio wok