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panorama residential building

1960
Cantù (CO)

 

Positioned on the top of a residential hill, the Panorama Residential Building reaches with its six floors the highest inhabited point in the whole city, with a panoramic view that reaches Milan in the clearest days. The building, with a concrete structure, retakes the T-configuration of other previous constructions; the floor type is constitued by two orthogonal blocks, each one served by a lift and a staircase. A metal grid gives the compositional rhythm of the facade, with an alternation of solids, voids and balconies. The dwellings of the last floor are moved back from the perimeter of the building, allowing to obtain wide panoramic terraces all around.