HYPNOS is an italian architecture firm founded in Milan by Nicola Brembilla in 2010. HYPNOS takes its name from the ancient greek divinity that brings dreams, enchantment, but also oblivion. Doing architectural projects -today- means mainly re-utilizing already existing things. It is therefore essential to be able to forget, erasing or bringing to the background, the chaotic and incongruous sediments of previous lives, to leave room for the authentic sense of things and places. There can not be effective design project today, without a precautionary reduction from multiplicity arbitrariness to crystalline essence.
The office organization is forged on the etymology of the word Architecture and its two greek roots: Arché and Téchne. Aware of being cultural producers and technical practitioner at the same time, the office lives in the swing of a pendulum between two poles: theoretical research and practice. Technique is informed in a professional service refined in its finest details. Research of first principles leads us to undertake strategic consultancy for public administration on city planning and community living. If the first pole creates buildings and spaces, the second creates worlds. Ideally better than the one we live in. There is no authentic Architecture without the oscillation of this pendulum.
In 2014 Hypnos launch its new headquarters by renovating an abandoned factory in one of the most dynamic neighborhood of Milan. The big loft hosts other companies, thus creating a multi-service agency that is able to deal the most diverse needs of our customers.
Nicola Brembilla was born in Bergamo in 1979. He graduated in Architecture at the IUAV University of Venice after a very intense period marked by apprenticeship in the studio of Prof. Renato Rizzi, an Erasmus year at the Institut Victor Horta in Brussels and an internship at West8 in Rotterdam. After graduating joined the studio Caruso & Torricella in Milan, where he worked on many important projects in Italy, Argentina and China.
He establish his own practice, HYPNOS, in 2010, with the aim of concentrating all the experience gained in a structured professional practice able to face the challenges of contemporaneity, particularly those relating the renovation of existing building.
Nicola Brembilla is registered architect in Milan with the number 16250.
HYPNOS is an architecture firm specialized in recovery of existing buildings and interior design.
The office attends the client throughout all the construction process, from the choice of the property and the analysis of potential transformation, through a carefully designed project, until the final finishing, the choice of furniture and all the bureaucratic fulfillments.
Even within the contest of a tested practice, we provide services that every time are tailor made on the most personal needs of the client.
Our architecture is always an essential act of selection that goes from chaos to minimum.
Each transformation process is driven by an absolute care and understanding of places.
Professional practice and artistic inspiration are combine to pursue one goal: the fascination of physically realized object.
We transform anonymous interiors in comfortable space of great personality.
With micro-actions of “acupuncture” we revolutionize any type of interior space, redefining functionality and emphasizing the aesthetic impact.
Attention and care to the project implementation through the building site are two inseparable factors.
An open collection of industrial design runs parallel to the firm’s linguistic research.
Each object always comes from someone needs that we try to satisfied in the shortest possible time and with less waste of materials and resources.
We call this approach Instant Design.
Our projects are characterized by an high quality craftsmanships, based on a blend of tradition and innovation, building site experience and technological research. From design through architecture to the urban scale, all our design choices are characterized by formal rarefaction and material quality. Amazing constructive details and at the same time tangible cost containment are the constant of unique and unrepeatable realizations.
Architecture is not a building. It is the research for a profound meaning that precedes and surpasses every specific design opportunity. Before places, form and matter there is always a conceptual essence that requires to being told through words.
Aware of the ongoing revolution in the production of architecture, HYPNOS established in 2014 a space that goes beyond the traditional professional office. The big loft incorporates among many amenties, a workshop for the production of design objects, an area for public events and exhibitions, a guesthouse to host colleagues and clients, and workstations for professionals that regularly collaborate with us.
A milanese story of labor devotion: from the production of industrial furnaces in a postwar Milan, passing through the industrial decline at the end of XX century, to the rebirth of a new business district.Workers, building-site laborers, young innovators of the high-tech service sector. Different person of various ages sharing the deepest Milan’s spirit. All of them working under the shed vault, the architectural archetype of Italian capitalism.
Unità di Produzione is a coworking space, a shared office where some of the best startup of Milan works closely, trying to integrate as much as possible of their complementary skills. Unità di Produzione belongs to all the people passing through every day, making it a space teeming with ideas, of life and love for their work. All around the large opens pace office there’re a multiplicity of spaces evolving continuosly.
The architectural project implements the reuse of Saviotti Factory, a little manufactory that produced industrial furnaces, built in Milan in the early ’50s, but for years remained abandoned after the death of the founder.
The design approach reflect an urban approach: in the large and empty shed were grafted architectural elements in search of spatial complexity able to produces a gradually discovery of the place.
Architecture is a public matter, even when it comes from a private commission. Our logbook is updated about our presence in books, magazines, exhibitions and events. It also brings you inside the backstage of construction sites and artisan workshops, where the architecture is materially produced. At last it signals the progress of participatory planning experiences.
We are really happy to listen to your needs and face new challenges!
You can ask us any information or an inspection of your property.
We will provide you a first project idea, our professional fee and an estimation of the construction costs within 48 hours.