Italy is home to plenty of fantastic ancient buildings, both standing and in ruins. So it’s no surprise that a renovated residence in Milan once housed something else entirely. Owner Christoph Jenny’s 11,840-square-foot loft was first a printing factory, built in the 1920s. Located in the Città Studi district, the apartment still keeps a slight touch of its industrial past.
Today, Milan is undergoing a process of urban renovation that is unique in Italy. This growth is dictated by the will to assert itself as a contemporary city, and the deadline of the 2015 Exposition. In 2015, Milan will host a universal exposition, also known as the World’s Fair (www.expo2015.org). The event will host more than 130 participants and focus on the theme Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.