The project reveals itself in the strong figurability of a “bowstring” solution: the bridge deck, designed as a horizontal structural element, and the arc that extends and remains suspended, configuring a large reticular truss that simply rests at its end points, valorising the relationship with the context and rendering the vehicular connections functional. The same system allows for connections with pedestrian and bicycle paths on the lower level.
Sustenable Apartments in Casal Bertone
This complex recovers the volume of a pre-existing industrial complex, trasforming it into residences. The project, due to its location, strongly compromised by speculative real estate, is defined by the maximum innovation and energy savings. The steel envelope is split at the centre, revealing the powerful expressive figure of the balconies: the result is a building-sculpture destined to become an important landmark for the surrounding urban territory.
Studio Transit is a group of architects, engineers and designers active since the early 1970s and working in Rome. The Transit's office is more a laboratory that allows for a mix of design, experimentation, management and, naturally, communication. Dynamism and simplicity. In order to express this duality, Transit coined the term Expressive Rationalism.
The underlying theme of all the Transit's works is a continuing tension that exists between a need for essentiality, clarity of form and the need for organic and fluid forms, more suitable to the contemporary condition.
Is in this light that we can read a progressive opening to wards younger energies and a more decisive activity of research and experimentation that can be found in the office's new projects.