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Architecture May, 15 2013

Camouflage Casa Lapo by Florent Lesaulnier

Casa Lapo is a project realized by young French architect Florent Lasaulnier. Inspired by Lapo Elkann, the hire of the Fiat founders and known for his extravagant style, involving a lot of denim and camouflage. Of his project, he says:

“The Casa Lapo project is a dream come true. A project appeared to me while reading an interview of Lapo Elkann in The New York Times. I had never heard of Lapo Elkann at the time but I always had a great love for Italy and particularly Turin, even if I was never able to explain why, besides being the capital of Baroque and Carlo Mollino’s home, as well as headquarters of the Fiat empire, of national and international fame.”

Whatever his original inspiration, it’s an awesome big structure overlooking a lake covered in a camouflage print, that’s for sure. The structure of the house supports the whole building, with an open internal space that offers infinite spatial options. And the walls of the structure contain all of the electrical, sound, lighting and ventilation systems, keeping them neatly tucked away out of sight.

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