Essentially a housing that encloses four control cabinets full of switchboards that will require maintenance access, located on a green space at a road intersection close to a radio mast. A steel structure was placed on the 2.5 x 2.5 m foundations and secured by locking brackets.
The four sides of the building are glass, etched on the outside and Parsol green on the inside. The glass is held in place by stainless steel pressure bars. The panes of glass have mitred corners and are designed to be static-bearing.
The roof of the building is clad with copper. Two water spouts protrude from just below the roof line. Protecting the glass, and providing some shading, are a series of 8 cm wide copper strips. These strips are wrapped irregularly around the building, a representation of the electrical copper components within.
The outside plays with light and shadows throughout the day, as the position and intensity of the sun changes. The copper strips catch in the sun, showing off their developing patina.
The building was designed from the outset as an illumination, which shows a second character at night when lit form the interior. The warm light tones of two Lingotto lamps, fitted with 250-watt sodium bulbs, placed on the ground in the middle of the building, coupled with light indirectly reflected by the white painted ceiling, dissolves the contours and harmonizes with the green of the glass panes and the copper strips.
At dusk, as the interior begins to glow, the winding copper strips create an impression of a photographic negative, bringing the interior to the outside.