LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome
 
LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome
may 29, 2014

LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome

LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome
all images courtesy of LAD

 

 

 

francesco napolitano of italian architecture and design office LAD has shared photographs of ‘the stealth’, a realized shopping center and plaza in rome. shaped like a mastaba, a type of ancient egyptian tomb, the flat-roofed structure features outward sloping sides clad in titanium-zinc. the design echoes the natural slopes found in the region’s terrain, establishing a synthesis between architecture and the environment. access inside the truncated pyramid is found behind panels which fold upwards from the building’s façade, providing a sense of security and protection when not in use.

LAD the stealth olgiata shopping plaza designboom
the building is shaped like a mastaba, a type of ancient egyptian tomb

LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome
the flat-roofed structure features outward sloping sides clad in titanium-zinc

LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome
access inside the truncated pyramid is found behind panels which fold upwards from the building’s façade

LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome
 a sheltered dining area

LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome
the design echoes the natural slopes found in the region’s terrain

LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome
the project takes its name from military architecture and aerodynamics

LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome
external cladding detail

 

 

 


parkour on ‘the stealth’
video courtesy of LAD

 

drawings

LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome
sections

LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome
elevations

LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome
section indicating technological integration

LAD lands the stealth shopping plaza in rome
sectional detail

LAD the stealth olgiata shopping plaza designboom
watercolor sketch

 

 

project info:

 

type: shopping center – new building
location: via cassia, rome, italy
program: 2300 sqm shop + 2000 sqm parking
designer: francesco napolitano
interior: simone lanaro
design team: michelangelo sabuzi giuliani, maria carla lini, marcello amalfitano

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
507,066 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine