Identity and difference

The refined textures of Ceramiche Keope contribute to express the clear contemporary identity of Borgo Hermada, a wide-ranging complex that involves the refurbishing of historical buildings and the creation of new residential spaces

Borgo Hermada, Turin, Italy
Borgo Hermada, Turin, Italy

The sense of differences as a condition of reference and a parameter of interpretation, oriented towards a new – and contemporary – dialectic. The design of Borgo Hermada seems to take on an overall relational logic to formulate its own identity. In a zone of foothills in Turin, the new complex is composed of three buildings with independent forms connected by shared walkways, as the result of a renovation that covers two existing structures and a new construction: the former monastery of Palazzo Redentore, of 20th-century origin, Villa Angelica, the oldest portion, dating back to the 18th century, and the Residences, two modern villas with four apartments and a new underground garage.

The aim of the designers was to combine historical identity, landscape value and research in a luxury lifestyle through a clear project of innovation inside the tradition, starting with the architectural enhancement and extending to a virtuous indoor-outdoor dialogue formulated through the countless options in porcelain stoneware by Ceramiche Keope, to communicate not only the uniqueness and contemporary identity of the spaces they decorate, but also the well-rounded perception of the entire context.

The renovation of Palazzo Redentore, for example, has made it possible to create 20 apartments – with double exposure, towards the street and the park – and community spaces on the ground floor, clad in porcelain stoneware with effects of concrete and stone by Ceramiche Keope of remarkable aesthetic value, applying a chromatic palette ranging from beige to a variety of greys.

Steps, baseboards and floors in the shared spaces are in Dolmix stone-effect stoneware, with the Grey finish, a decorative collection based on the beauty of the Italian mountains. The outdoor walkways feature stoneware from the Percorsi Smart series, in three variations: Pietra di Lavis, Pietra di Bressa and Pietra di Bagnolo, all with a thickness of 20 mm, from the K2 system. The project is completed by the concrete-effect slabs in Londale beige, the limestone effect of Dunstone Beige, and the striated image of Swisstone Anthracite in the 60×60 format.

Client: Compagnia immobiliare Hermada
Architectural and Interior design: +Studio architetti – Filippo Orlando, Adele Boggio, Giorgio Salza
Engineering: Mediapolis Engineering – Silvano Vedelago, Sara Musso, Cristina Vai
Photo credits: Fabio Oggero