Lidija Grozdanic

The Number 6: Turin's Historic Palazzo Valperga Galleani Receives an Epic Green Upgrade in Italy

by , 07/28/14



Building Engineering, Palazzo Valperga Galleani, Palazzo Turin, Turin historic buildings, Turin architecture, green renovation, green renovation villa, computer-controlled lighting, green lighting, automatic watering, plant watering system, Italian architects, Italian architecture

The restoration and development of the Palazzo Valperga Galleani, carried out by Building Engineering, was meant to re-functionalize a historically and architecturally important property In Turin. The main idea behind the reconstruction was to open the private space of the courtyard to the city and introduce an additional 36 apartments designed in accordance with modern-day requirements for living spaces. With the help of Cultural Heritage Protection Bodies, the team reconstructed the atmosphere and spirit of the building by introducing lights and plants to the space of the XVII century courtyard.

Related: Daylit Turin University Building Features Cantilevered Membrane Roof Designed by formTL

A long horizontal line of the balcony rails are decorated with flower vases holding climbing plants. Every vase is equipped with an automatic watering device and by two lanterns mounted on semi-rigid brackets intended to illuminate them. Consistent computer-controlled illuminations of all elements unite the courtyard paving design, the tree and multiple vases into one unique expressive picture.

+ Building Engineering

Related Posts

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below

Let's make sure you're a real person:


  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home