Anita Vezzoli was born in Bergamo in 1983.
She attended the High School for Arts "James Pio Manzu" of Bergamo, where she began to deepen the innate interest in architecture and design.
Such passion encouraged her subsequent enrollment to the Faculty of Engineering - Architecture at Politecnico di Milano, where she chose to approach the theme of sustainable architecture and ingratedÂ design.
She graduated in 2009 with a thesis on "Co-Housing " and since 2010 she is member of the Order of Engineers of Brescia.
From 2009 to 2013 she worked with renowned architectural firms around Milan and Bergamo, gaining working experience in different fields.
At the beginning of 2013 she realized her dream of opening her own architectural office.
Apartment of 90 sqm located on the top floor of a building in the province of Brescia.
Key aspect is its terrace which forms an unique area with the living room thanks to the existing large windows. The effect is particularly noticeable during in the warm season.
The apartment is characterized by light color tones, mainly white, which are contrasting with the determinant darker color of some furniture pieces.
A complex of six towers is located in the Quarry of Palosco, province of Bergamo, overlooking the artificial lake that characterizes this quarry.
The six towers, interconnected at the sixth floor, form a co-housing. Three different types of accommodations aiming at different households allow the creation of a very close human relationship where everyone is held accountable for his responsibilities.
Each unit is assembled on the ground and then positioned by a crane. Each household has the opportunity to choose the finishes of the external walls, including the option of having full or only partial glazing.
The materials used for construction were studied to minimize the energy consumption.
The sixth floor of all the six towers is entirely reserved for common activities: its features include a relaxation room, a kitchen, a dining room, workshops, a library,a media room,a gym and a convenience store.
The cohousing rests on a base that hosts commercial spaces (shops, offices, bars, restaurants, etc..), thus forming a new center of interest for the community of Palosco and neighboring communities.
This is a terraced house situated within a 1980s residential area in the province of Bergamo.
The refurbishment operation consists in the redistribution of the internal spaces and in the overall replacement of interior and exterior finishes, in full compliance with existing external facades.
The living room and the kitchen embody a single open space. The kitchen, positioned on the back of the entrance, represents the most intimate area of the household.
Horizontal elements of oak characterize the open space, coveding both the new staircase and the shelves in the kitchen and living room.
Wood represents the most dominant element of the first floor as well, where it is coupled with a strong linearity of the ambiance.
"Tintoretto" Tower, located in Brescia in the suburb of San Polo, transmits a high level degradation and embodies an uninhabitable place. The degree of degradation immediately displays the life style of those who lived here before the closure of the tower.
Furthermore, the neighborhood of San Polo, and especially the adjacent area to the tower object of the competition, is devoid of any amenities and attractions.
These initial observations led to the idea of creating room for a new building with different architectural and social features rather than maintaining the existing building . The project’s concept is the construction of an eight stories building that forms a courtyard containing a plaza.
The ground floor is entirely dedicated to the service sector. The center of the courtyard hosts a public square which is conceived as a daytime and night time meeting place, facilitated by the presence of a market and of various businesses.
The apartments and some spaces dedicated to local activities are located at the remaining seven floors. Each floor has its bright and spacious balconies: these choices are solutions designed to discourage isolation and alienated lifestyle and to increase the possibility of socio-cultural exchanges.
Architecture targeted on fuel economy and waste reduction, in respect of health and of the environment
Design of buildings for private and commercial use, with artistic and technical solutions to meet all needs
Study of all areas to enhance the lifestyle of the client and in accordance with the functionality
Safety Coordinator and work management
Recovery of existing buildings with cutting edge techniques
From the beginning to the completion of the project, the architect relieves his customer from any duty.
Why choose to live in ecological prefab house?
Many people ask this question and, sometimes, the answers are slow in coming. Mistakenly it is fought that a prefab house has the finishes and duration of life inferior than a house built in traditional way.
The construction of a prefab building means having maximum control of the static functional variables, mechanical and materials. The reduction of production time due to the use of dry techniques ensures a maximum cost control from the design stage to the final stage (turnkey).
The reduction of production time makes the exposure of the structure to weather conditions as little as possible (think of the top units of the buildings that are inhabited during the construction phase, some of these constructions can be public buildings such as schools and hospitals) and also reduces the risk exposure of the workers.
The prefab house can achieve excellent levels of energy saving, guaranteeing pollution reduction as well as savings on the consumption costs.
The costs are competitive, up to 20-30% in energy saving than a house made of reinforced concrete or brick walls with identical finishes.
There are three methods of construction of prefabricated buildings:
The choice of building the own prefabricated house or extension of a building with one of the methods presented, represents a responsible and ethical choice.
Building wooden houses is advantageous in many aspects, even though many are still susceptible to the topic and remain anchored to traditional construction methods.
Choosing to create a project with the use of wood means being in step with the technology and look to the future, none of us would accept buying a car without certain level of comfort, the same choice must also be made for your own home.
Yet the use of wood in architecture is not a discovery of recent times, just as the material has been forgotten in favor of other materials.
The use of natural materials and innovative techniques are now subjects that should be considered for the future of the construction industry.
The general believes should also be changed and convictions that be glamor architecture can be obtained even with the use of natural materials such as wood.
Natural materials, such as wood (the most sustainable and environmentally friendly material), allow to achieve excellent results, an example is the 100 m high Pyramidenkogel Tower design by architect Klaura. The outstanding characteristics of the wood structures have been noted and highlighted by the unaltered projects.
The sustainable design is facing the demand to intervene in a sustainable way on the coming building heritage and the existing one.
The integrated design combined with the dry structures, can also be applied to the existing buildings.
The advantages of wood in architecture are:
• comfortable ambient
• rapidity in the construction
• economic benefits
• excellent protection against temperature fluctuations
• seismic resistance