Wood and glass restaurant connects man and woods

INS – Ilaria Nava Studio designs a sustainable building which irregular geometries seem to embrace the uncontaminated vegetation of the Groane Regional Park, north of Milan.

Woods and heathlands of the Groane Regional Park, north of Milan, surround the new Wood Court Restaurant – Fabbrica di Pedevena, designed by INS – Ilaria Nava Studio. Built after the demolition of a decaying structure, the iconic architecture integrates artifice and nature finding physical, material and landscape relationships with the park. The volume is characterised by dynamic diagonal lines that break all orthogonality.

On the south side, the building seems to embrace the vegetation, thanks to its concave shape and the large splayed windows that generate an intimate space enclosed by oak and birch trees. The use of red cedar for the facade and Ipè wood for the outdoor terrace further accentuate the suggestion of an architecture linked to nature. The main front of the building, facing west, is instead punctuated by vertical panels of laminated larch wood generating an ever-changing scan of light and shadow.

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