XVI century mill, Treviso, Italy

XVI century mill, Treviso, Italy

Architect: Fiorenzo Zanin
Type of works: six Eclisse sliding door systems save space and enhance the building original architecture.

In Italy, a XVI century mill has become an unusual catwalk for 6 Eclisse sliding door systems. The Eclisse frames were one of the key features in the building’s refurbishment project undertaken in 2008 in Treviso, Italy, with the aim of transforming the structure into a modern photography studio.

The architect Fiorenzo Zanin had a 195m2 empty surface to reinvent, taking into consideration both the need for space the photographers had asked for and their will to enhance the mill’s original architectural features.

He decided to create 6 rooms with no roof and separated by 2.5m high stud walls which have been completed with an alveolar polycarbonate structure up reaching the eaves. In this way it has been possible to keep visible both the original 5m high perimetrical wall, made in traditional Italian bricks, and the wooden eaves.

In addition, the Eclisse frameworks have solved the problem of getting useful space for the professional activity of the photographic studio which would have been undermined by the use of traditional doors. Indeed the installation of pocket sliding door systems allowed the photographers to reinvent the use of the wall space which became an original permanent exhibition area.

The colour of the doors gives a dynamic and modern touch to the internal design and it is coordinated according to the rooms use: Blue for the bathroom, Green for the meeting room, Yellow for the kitchen.

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