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The very central HOTEL DEI CAVALIERI DI MILANO has undergone an important restoration with a contemporary touch. Objective: the refurbishment of the interiors and the creation of additional floors dedicated to the rooms. The project, by the ONE WORKS Studio, also saw the creation of a panoramic restaurant located on the tenth floor of the building. The new space needed a sunshade that did not impede but actually embellished the breath-taking view of the Milanese skyline.
In coordination with Architect Pietro Bagnoli of Studio ONE WORKS, Resstende studied a completely custom-made solar shading system able to coherently integrate with the historicity of the building whilst bearing the right degree of hi-tech innovation.
The Resstende Project Managers ANGELO FURIA and ROSSELLA GEROSA have commenced with the installation of 90 roller systems: 44 horizontal and 46 vertical sunshades. The plates, at the tip of the glazed roof, were designed to serve as housings for the cables of the horizontal sunshades and as a headbox for the vertical sunshades. Thus, they must be able to combine the cables of the horizontal sunshades and the headbox of the vertical sunshades in a single solution.
THE ROLLER SYSTEMS
The DALLAS model with a round CT 135 headbox and TRACTION KIT 75 was chosen to screen the horizontal glazing. These elegant motorised systems with an exclusive design and high technical characteristics were specifically designed for external applications on curtain walls.
For the vertical systems, another 46 Dallas models were installed with a round CT 110 headbox and the Traction Kit 55, as the exclusive forced traction device designed for outdoor systems in order to give effective tension to the fabric in vertical and horizontal applications. Capable of counteracting the power of the wind with the controlled energy of the gas pistons housed in the round hem bar, the system ensures greater stability to the shade mounted outdoors.
THE FABRIC: VUSCREEN CATANIA
The choice of textiles fell to the white/silver texture of VUSCREEN CATANIA – code 31968, which, with sophisticated elegance, fits into the design of the terrace of the Hotel dei Cavalieri, letting the city skyline shine through without visitors being dazzled by the light and, at the same time, without obscuring the breath-taking view. Made of 100% polyester, it has an openness factor of 4%, excellent lightfastness and a water-repellent characteristic, being ideal for outdoor installations.
Chronology: 2017 – 2020
Location: Milan, Italy
Client: Generali Real Estate
Photo: © Diana Lapin
RESSTENDE took part in the project of the new futuristic building of the Muse – the Trento Science Museum, designed by the RENZO PIANO RPBW architecture studio. The installation of the sunshades took place within the area dedicated to the offices of the MUSEO MUSE DI TRENTO to correct and improve the perceived and environmental comfort with a view to the well-being in the office world. The areas subject to solar shading were the open spaces and the administrative offices, the communication department, the directorate and training divisions.
FOCUS ON THE PROJECT
Resstende has installed 24 roller systems in the BOSTON 110 model combined with the TRACTION KIT 55 system, as an exclusive forced traction device designed to give effective tension to the fabric in vertical and horizontal applications. The Boston model is specifically designed for applications on façades, with the aim of making the sunshade an integral part of the building’s architecture. The CT110 headbox is made of extruded aluminium, with all systems being motorised and mounted on a structure of wooden beams inclined at 50° by means of custom plates.
The screens within the building cover different heights: starting from the 2 metres of the administrative offices, reaching over six metres within the open space that extends across the double height. In the latter case, the converging binds each cover three metres in height. The elegance of steel exalts the wood of the existing beams without invading the space but adapting with refinement.
To ensure minimum environmental and architectural impact, the coupling points were created without making any extra holes in the wooden beams. In addition, electrical connections were made, able to impact as little as possible on an aesthetic level, along with special brackets to connect all the blinds.
THE FABRIC: SUNSCREEN SATINÉ 5501
The fabric chosen for the realisation of the blinds is Sunscreen Satiné 5501 by Mermet, comprised of 42% fibreglass and 58% PVC, with a thickness of 0.55 mm and a weight of 450 g/m2.
The openness factor of the fabric utilised is quite low (1%), thus being able to drastically reduce the glare generated by the points of direct light, which the automated slats already present on the glass cannot completely counteract. This also renders it possible to consistently reduce the temperatures within the building, isolating the heat between the external impact point (the slats) and the fabric, installed internally. The awning thus becomes an additional source of passive cooling and a passive energy saving solution which thus also reduces costs.
Location: Trento, Italy
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Supplier: Tendastil Snc
Textile supplier: Mermet s.a.s.
Photo: ©Fabio Di Carlo
PALACONGRESSI IN RIMINI HOSTS THE 2020 EDITION OF HOSPITALITY DAY – an intensive day of meetings and dialogues between experts in the hotel industry in all its facets.
FOR RESSTENDE, THE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS IS AT THE CENTRE OF ITS PHILOSOPHY. For this reason, the company based in Agrate set up a DEDICATED SPACE IN THE MATCHING D-38 AREA. The aim of Hospitality Day is to increase the exchange of ideas and to implement constructive dialogue between professionals in the sector specialised in the most diverse branches, including design, the management of new digital technologies, the use of social media and the latest visionary achievements.
This is a unique opportunity to meet both from a business perspective and in terms of the creation of strong commercial ties, as well as for the sharing of ideas and experiences in order to broaden visions and to be inspired.
The Agrate Brianza-based company will participate in the prestigious event organised by the publishing group “The Plan”. THE FORUM PERSPECTIVE EU, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN 11TH AND 13TH OCTOBER IN THE EXCLUSIVE FRAMEWORK OF THE EXCELSIOR HOTEL AT LIDO DI VENEZIA, IS ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED EVENTS OF THE YEAR FOR PROFESSIONALS WHO GRAVITATE AROUND THE WORLD OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN.
Throughout several editions, Resstende has joined with active participation in the Forum Perspective EU. FOR THE 2020 EDITION, THE INTERVENTION OF THE MANAGING DIRECTOR FABIO GASPARINI AND THE PROJECT MANAGER ANGELO FURIA ARE ENVISAGED. The two will present to the audience the philosophy that guides the development and implementation process of Resstende sunshade systems, according to which the project must be integrated into the overall architectural vision whilst the shading system must become an integral part of the building.
AMONGST THE ABSOLUTE INNOVATIONS IS THE PROJECT FOR THE PRESTIGIOUS HOTEL DEI CAVALIERI IN MILAN, which has undergone comprehensive restoration. Resstende has created a completely custom-made system to protect the terrace on the 10th floor with a cantilevered glass roof. 90 sunshade systems were installed, designed to dialogue both with the innovative components of the One Works project and with the historicity inherent in the building, a historic Milanese hotel built by Emilio Lancia in 1949.
THE FORUM PERSPECTIVE EU IS CONFIRMED AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS FOR RESSTENDE, AS A SOURCE OF DIALOGUE AND DISCUSSION WITH THE MOST COMMONLY-MENTIONED ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND DESIGN STUDIOS AT A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL.
Resstende has signed on to an extremely contemporary and innovative project to protect the entrance to the new headquarters of NABA, the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome. Ten horizontal roller systems create a dialogue of shapes, light, shadows and colours.
IN THE PARTICULAR CONTEXT OF NABA, WHERE THE VISION OF THE FUTURE IS PRESENT AND CONCRETISES IN THE HANDS OF THE STUDENTS, IT WAS NECESSARY TO CREATE A SUNSHADE SUITABLE FOR THE LONG CORRIDOR THAT LEADS TO THE ENTRANCE SO AS TO CREATE A COOL AND SHADED AREA. A total of ten horizontal roller systems have been installed, five on each side of the corridor. The covering extends across an overall width of over 11 metres and a depth exceeding 16 metres.
THE MODEL SELECTED FOR THIS INSTALLATION IS THE DALLAS 135 SYSTEM, being elegant and motorised, with an exclusive design and high technical content. THE ROUND CT 135 HEADBOX IN EXTRUDED ALUMINIUM, is composed of a fixed part and a movable part that can be inspected for any maintenance of the shade. The structure was made in a LIGHT GREY COLOUR – RAL 7035, with cables and brackets in stainless steel. To overcome the difficulties deriving from the extensive dimensions of the project and to guarantee the best sealing of the panels, THE DALLAS SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN ENRICHED WITH THE EXCLUSIVE CONVERGENT TRACTION KIT 75, for the junction between the hem bars at the centre of the corridor.
Hence, when the sunshades are open, inimitable plays of light and shadow are created, mutating throughout the day and giving life to the new space. HERE, THE COLOUR BECOMES AS IMPORTANT AS THE EXTENT OF THE SPACES. Neat lines and clean geometry for contemporary architecture that borrows from the past whilst innovating in a solution that integrates perfectly into the local context.
VUSCREEN CATANIA FABRIC, CARAMEL/GREY COLOUR – CODE 31957. The double-textile weave ensures that the fabric actively interacts with the sun’s rays and with the viewer’s position: the sunshades come in different colours, being almost magic, with the effect depending on whether they are viewed looking out from the classrooms on the upper floors or along the corridor of the Campus.
System: 10 Dallas 135 with Ø85 roller and converging horizontal Traction Kit 75. Motor-operated. Structure colour RAL 7035 light grey. Structure, cables and brackets in stainless steel
Sizes: L 270 x H 563 cm
Fabric: Vuscreen Catania caramel/grey colour, code 31957
Location: NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti. Via Ostiense, 92 – Rome
Supplier: EMMEGI SRL
Photo by Fabio Di Carlo
Also for 2020, a year characterised by unprecedented events, the time has come to unplug, with the aim of starting over full of energy and with the desire to even surpass the objectives that lie ahead for the second half of the year.
THE COMPANY WILL BE CLOSED AROUND THE FERRAGOSTO PUBLIC HOLIDAY, FROM 17th AUGUST TO 21st AUGUST INCLUSIVE, TO ENSURE A VALUABLE AND REGENERATING TIME CAN BE SPENT WITH OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL THE RESSTENDE STAFF!
THE CHINESE HEADQUARTERS OF RESSTENDE LAUNCHES ON THE WEB!
The website dedicated to Resstende Shanghai Noosa has recently been published at http://www.resstende.com.cn/, with pages that users can easily scroll through in either of the two languages – Chinese and English – to reach the local public.
One year after its inauguration, the eastern branch has already demonstrated its strategic importance as a cultural bridge and starting point for operations in the China and throughout the Far East.
RESSTENDE SHANGHAI NOOSA continues its growth with the opening of a new digital channel in the local language, designed to facilitate direct communication with local clients. The dedication of KENZO TAMADA, China Branch Director and of the entire team he oversees has made dizzying growth possible, not to mention the reopening in record time following the lockdown in the Asian country.
Never standing still, always thinking about the future – RESSTENDE INTRODUCES A NEW FABRIC IN THE INTERIOR PRODUCTS CATALOGUE. Soltis Touch is the name given to the new product set to become part of the vast Resstende range, combining the qualities of the products designed for interiors and the sophisticated characteristics of the technical fabrics.
Resstende – a company that has always been a leader in the sector of blackout and shading roller shutters – is ready to return to the international scene, bringing with it the know-how typical of Made in Italy production.
BETWEEN 22nd AND 24th SEPTEMBER 2020, RESSTENDE WILL BE THE PROTAGONIST OF ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FAIRS IN THE CONTRACT SECTOR, BEING THE BIG 5 CONSTRUCT TO BE HELD IN CAIRO, EGYPT. The country is at the heart of an unprecedented urban development and enjoys the benefits of a very strong expansion in terms of mega-projects in the area of the capital but also the construction of entire tourist and residential compounds all along the coastline, from that facing the Mediterranean to the extents bathed by the Red Sea. Great opportunities for the Italian company based in Brianza are to be seized thanks to the participation in these grandiose projects.
MADE IN ITALY IS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER QUALITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTORS because it is synonymous with precision in researching the product and attention to every detail of the design and production. Resstende perfectly embodies all these characteristics and goes even further, thanks to the exclusive and custom-made service offered to the architects and contractors with whom it collaborates.
«The blackout systems are not to be understood as blinds applied to the windows but as an integral part of the structure and of the overall architectural project. This is the thinking that drives us to work closely with world-renowned architects and, thus, to participate in an international meeting of such high value as the Big 5 next September. We are eager to discover the next challenges that await us,” comments RICCARDO GASPARINI, Managing Director of Resstende..