Designers at Building Engineering renovated the historic Palazzo Valperga Galleani in Turin, Italy and it's absolutely gorgeous. Now boasting 36 apartments with a minor ecological impact, 'The Number 6' has a historical giardino (courtyard) with computer-controlled lighting and automatic watering. Hit the jump and flip through our gallery to learn more about what makes this renovation so unique.
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.
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.