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


the flat-roofed structure features outward sloping sides clad in titanium-zinc


access inside the truncated pyramid is found behind panels which fold upwards from the building’s façade


 a sheltered dining area


the design echoes the natural slopes found in the region’s terrain


the project takes its name from military architecture and aerodynamics


external cladding detail

 

 

 


parkour on ‘the stealth’
video courtesy of LAD

 

drawings


sections


elevations


section indicating technological integration


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

 

 

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