Elisa Battilani (Modena 1980) is an Architect. She has studied bachelor in Architecture in Parma and got the master degree at the Polytechnic of Turin in 2010. She worked in some architectural firm in Modena, after she moved to Rotterdam where she specialized her architecture design and technology interest in Design and Floating Architecture at Waterstudio’s office lead by Koen Olthuis. After several years living and working in Rotterdam she is moved to Barcelona where she has been partner of AAIMM and since 2016 she has co-founded with Angel Cerezo the Office of Architecture “CREAM”.
Angel Cerezo Cerezo (Girona 1983) is an Architect and Building Engineer. He got the title of Building Engineer in Girona and got the Architecture diploma at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Barcelona (ETSAV). During his studies he worked with important Spanish offices as Blanca Lleó (Madrid) and B720 Arquitectos (Barcelona). Then he moved to The Netherlands and worked at CePeZed Architecten (Delft), Juurlink Geluk and at the KCAP (Rotterdam). He co-founded in Barcelona “CREAM” Office of Architecture with Elisa Battilani. Spanish National and International Awards: Young Prize of Architects of Catalonia AJAC (Barcelona, 2014), Finalist of Next Landmark (Venice, 2014), Finalist in Rethinking the Future awards (USA, 2014), selected projects for the MoMA Young Architects program (USA, 2013), Bauhaus Solar Awards (Germany, 2012), SAIE Selection projects (Bologna, 2011).
Nicoletta Meloni (Senigallia 1992) is a Building Engineer master student of the Polytechnic of Milan. She has been graduated in the Bachelor of Building Engineer in 2014 at the Polytechnic of Marche. During her studies she has worked at the EPTA Architects (Milan), has done an internship at INDEXLAB (Milano) and is doing an internship at CREAM Office of Architecture (Barcelona).
The loft design is inspired by the “RISE” trend, which is represented by the blend of two opposite schools of thought of industrial products and the school of the craftsmen’s work. Technology is a carrier of innovation by enhancing the distinctive imperfection of material that becomes the feature of the trend. Strong textures underline paths within the environment of the room.The floor serves as coating and furnishing element at the same time. The post-industrial atmosphere dictated by metal tonalities of corten and copper ceramics is completely amalgamated with design style of the loft.
The space is conceived as an open space divided into three portions: Entrance, living area and the dining corner. The first is represented by the entrance that introduces the visitor/customer into the loft and then carries him/her to the second zone, the living one. The covering’s wall and floor furnish a prominent part of the space and the use of the ceramic is made carefully to design a linear guide to drive the visitor/customer in it. The third part is represented by the dining corner where the linear guide of the pavement become covering wall involving the dining corner into the living space but preserving the seclude area.