La Bella Vita | INTERNI

March 18, 2021
What does it mean to design an innovative residential tower today in Taichung, Taiwan, with relationships, views, lights and objects that become the subjects of the architecture and the internal spaces? According to Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel, it means thinking not only about geometry, but also about behavior
The context is the same, as is the building type, and the client. The approach is the same, that of total design (an operation of synthesis, from architecture to interior to product design), which the firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (ACPV) has exported around the world as an emblem of the finest, clearest character of Made in Italy. But there is also a substantial difference, avoiding any risk of repetition, in La Bella Vita. This is the name assigned by the client, a tribute to Italian style, for the latest residential tower (or, more precisely, compound) designed by the Milan-based studio at Taichung, on the west coast of the island of Taiwan, in the 7th District, halfway between City Hall and the new National Taichung Theater by Toyo Ito, an exclusive cluster that has grown rapidly over the last ten years, where since 2018 the Treasure Garden has already stood, an earlier work by ACPV.