One of these buildings,Building C, was completed in 2007, and its glassy façade is linked with Building B5, designed by Gianandrea Barreca and Giovanni La Varra, who founded Barreca & La Varra in 2008.
Destined to contain the RCS group?s editorial offices, photography sets and multimedia spaces, Building B5 has five floors in a regular rectangular shape with glass-covered façades that look like bar codes.
The building?s façade, made up of vertical elements alternating white with grey and black, in a particular weave created by setting off the levels in relation to one another, and with a height scanned by black stringcourses, picks up on the theme of measurement and metrics. This is the key element through which the architects establish a relationship among flexible, high quality working environments and the urban space surrounding them, attempting to transform it into a means of dialogue with the city.
Design: Barreca & La Varra (Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra)
Location: Milan, Italy
Illustrations: Paolo Rosselli