We are in Milan, in Via Scipio Slataper 19, very close to the Istria metro station. In 2006 the architect Lorenzo Bini – founder of Studio Binocle, then he was part of studiometrici together with Francesca Murialdo – designs this perfect re-use intervention that was once the Istria cinema by Mario Cavallé (1940).
This new headquarter is for Comvert, an Italian company founded by skateboarders to design, produce and distribute clothing and accessories for skateboarders and snowboarders under the brand bastard. The 1.400 sqm venue accommodates office, warehouse, showroom, shop and skate bowl at disposal of everyday users and occasional visitors. All in laminated wood.
In front of the skate bowl, on what was once the cinema gallery, the product design offices. A kind of steel theater with a series of wooden platforms at different heights. In the lower strip of the steps, a space for the showroom.
So perfect that in 2009 the project was awarded the ArchDaily Building Of The Year in the category Interiors.
What are you waiting to go see it?
Text by Bianca Felicori
Photo by Studio Binocle