toti semerano constructs an irregular corten steel wall in salento, italy toti semerano constructs an irregular corten steel wall in salento, italy
jul 06, 2016

toti semerano constructs an irregular corten steel wall in salento, italy

toti semerano constructs an irregular corten steel wall in salento, italy

 

 

 

corten steel is a group of steel alloys which are exposed to natural weather conditions for several years in order to form a rust-like appearance. this material has been chosen by toti semerano as the architectural element for a detached wall which will circle a hotel in salento, italy. 

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the building will use a 700 m2 plant wall in collaboration with botanist patrick blanc

 

 

 

the prototype, which is currently in progress, uses a basic star shape which is repeated throughout the structure. the effect creates an abstract honeycomb appearance, reflecting shapes found within nature. once built, the construction will be complimented by a 700 m2 plant wall in collaboration with botanist patrick blanc. the 110 x 9 meter installation by toti semerano will envelope the existing building on site, forming a shaded area for visitors to rest and enjoy the decorative scene surrounding them.

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work in progress

toti semerano corten steel wall salento italy designboom
the corten spatial structure

corten steel wall toti semerano salento italy designboom
the structure uses a basic star shape

corten steel wall toti semerano salento italy designboom
an individual part is lifted by crane

corten steel wall toti semerano salento italy designboom
the detached wall will circle a hotel in salento, italy

corten steel wall toti semerano salento italy designboom
the construction is welded together

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the project is currently under consruction

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the three elements

corten steel wall toti semerano salento italy designboom
the intersection of fotovoltaic modules in the corten structure

corten steel wall toti semerano salento italy designboom
interior space
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art hotel foyer and conference hall 

 

 

project info:

 

architects: toti semerano
design team: andrea piscopo, giuseppe scarabello, stefano antonello, simone romaro, gunar thom, mauro aschedamini, iride filoni, salvatore musarò, stefano sabato
sustainability: echomaterico_ collaborative design solution
location: melissano, lecce, italy
client: private
status: work in progress
photography: carlo carossio

 

 

 

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edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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