Revit BIM Experience Award Winner
Renowned architect Piero Lissoni and his partner Nicoletta Canesi founded Studio Lissoni (which later became Lissoni Associati Milano) in 1986 and Graph.x in 1996. With a staff of over 70 architects, industrial designers and graphic designers, Lissoni offers architectural, interior, industrial, and graphic design services in addition to art direction and corporate image services. The firm’s projects range from luxury hotels and residences to custom furniture, kitchen and bathroom systems and accessories, from lighting design to corporate identity, signage and packaging. Interior projects include showrooms, trade stands, hotels, private houses and yachts.
Notable recent projects include the renovation of Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal in Venice; hotel residences, beach houses and private villas for the new Dellis Cay resort in the Turks and Caicos Islands; the Living Divani factory in Anzano del Parco, Italy. Lissoni Associati’s prestigious clients include Alessi, Boffi, Cappellini, Cassina, Flos/Antares, Fritz Hansen, Glas Italia, Kartell; Knoll International, Lema, Living Divani, Poltrona Frau, Porro, Tecno, Thonet and Wella. Fashion industry projects include stores and corporate identity for American fashion designer Elie Tahari, in addition to collaborations with Italian brands such as Benetton, Santandrea tailoring and Frutta/Indian Rose.
For many years Lissoni has been using Autodesk® 3ds Max® software to model and visualize its industrial and interior design projects. In 2007, Lissoni adopted Revit Architecture as its architecture and interior design platform for a number of design projects.
Reseller: Systema S.r.l. (Milan, Italy)
Notable Revit BIM Projects
Brillia Tower Nagoya Grand-Suite, Nagoya, Japan
Project: The Brillia Tower Nagoya Grand-Suite is a 29-story residential development with 132 apartments, which is planned for occupation in 2009 Lissoni developed the entrance hall as well as a “Lissoni style” model unit that will be available in the penthouse of the residential tower. A mockup of the model unit has been constructed in a temporary location and is being used as a showroom to market the development and sale of residential units.
Lissoni’s work on the unit included the layout of a typical apartment, the interior design of each room of the apartment, the furniture selection, including custom furniture designed by Piero Lissoni. The project’s tight construction schedule required Lissoni to quickly produce the conceptual design of the model unit while investigating alternative design schemes for the unit layout, room sizes, finishes, and other elements.
The immediate and accurate 3D views of the Revit model allowed the design team to easily visualize their emerging design, and the combined use of Revit Architecture and Autodesk 3ds Max provided photorealistic visualizations throughout the design process. In addition, the ability of Revit to automatically quantify and generate schedules was particularly useful to calculate and evaluate the cost of stone surfaces and the sophisticated wall paneling used throughout the unit.
Hotel in Lake Garda, Italy
Lissoni was responsible for the entire redesign of the building’s interior, including the reconfiguration of the hotel suites and the lobby area. To preserve the character and integrity of the original design—which included exemplary craftsmanship such as the stucco decorations on ceilings and the grand staircase on the ground floor, a gentle approach was needed and the design team had to be proceed cautiously. In addition, updating the overall layout of the interior spaces required that internal walls be demolished and rebuilt. This necessitated a careful examination of the existing structure to determine which walls were load-bearing and of the vertical alignment of the walls between the levels.
As the redesign progressed, Revit Architecture was particularly useful for automatically coordinating the documentation associated with those design options—optimizing the time spent on the actual design process. Once the overall room layout was set, Lissoni used Revit Architecture to develop each individual suite. At this point, the ease of producing documentation using Revit Architecture proved invaluable to the design team because all of the suites varied from one another and a complete set of detailed drawings were required for each suite.