A Look Inside it’s Studio’s Minimalist HQ in Rome
it’s, an architecture studio that provides services in interior design and design building, recently moved into a new headquarters in Rome, Italy, which the studio design itself.
“Through the design of the common areas, the urban plan is conceived to favor encounters between users, so as to nurture the dynamics of exchange at the basis of innovation : it’s new headquarters aims to act as a connector for various entrepreneurial realities. In this regard, in June 2018, it’s launched an open call to welcome innovative entrepreneurialrealities, addressing in particular subjects active in the areas of augmented reality, visual data, video design. Now the building hosts the startup Ulis, engaged in social innovation, the Coder360 laboratory, aimed at forming new professions connecting humanities and coder formations, and 8 Production, an independent film production company. The three storey building is located on an uphill secondary road, 10 meters higher than the main street from which it emerges as a landmark of this odd portion of the city, still in search of its own post- industrial identity. The new construction is located above a complex fabric of tuff caves, dating back to the nineteenth century, that were used as shelter during the Second World War. The project was used by it’s as a case study both for the full BIM process management (awarded in 2017 with the BIM & DIGITAL Award) and the prefabrication process. This approach allowed to drastically reduce the construction time to 6 months, including the micropiles foundations, guaranteeing the control of the technical quality of the building and its costs. Also, the building achieves high energy saving standards: photovoltaic panels on the roof allow to reach the goal of zero consumption. The structure is in wood; the bearing walls in Xlam mounted in 4 weeks. The external coating is aluminum. The study of the facades made it possible to optimize the modularity of the panels and to insert variations in texture and size in order to obtain a precious and industrial aesthetic at the same time,” says it’s
- Location: Rome, Italy
- Date completed: 2019
- Size: 49,783 square feet
- Design: it’s
- Photos: Francesco Mattuzzi