CASA Vi / EV+A Lab Atelier d'architettura

05:00 - 10 February, 2016
© Marcello Mariana
© Marcello Mariana
  • Architects

    EV+A Lab Atelier d'architettura
  • Location

    Sondrio, Province of Sondrio, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfredo Vanotti
  • Area

    75.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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8 House / KM 429 architecture

05:00 - 29 January, 2016
© Simone Bossi photographer
© Simone Bossi photographer

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Varigrafica Printing Factory / Massimo Adario

05:00 - 28 January, 2016
© Anna Positano
© Anna Positano

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Residential Building in Via Bellincione / DAP Studio

02:00 - 24 January, 2016
© Barbara Corsico
© Barbara Corsico

© Barbara Corsico © Barbara Corsico © Barbara Corsico © Barbara Corsico +26

Wood and Iron Apartment / Luca Compri

05:00 - 23 January, 2016

© Marco Reggi © Simone Bossi- Varese-Mendrisio © Simone Bossi- Varese-Mendrisio © Marco Reggi +21

Gentle Genius / GG-loop

20:00 - 21 January, 2016
© Michael Sieber
© Michael Sieber

© Michael Sieber © Michael Sieber © Michael Sieber © Michael Sieber +17

Villa La Mediterranee / Stefano Boeri Architetti

03:00 - 20 January, 2016
© Carlo Alberto Mari
© Carlo Alberto Mari

© Carlo Alberto Mari © Carlo Alberto Mari © Carlo Alberto Mari © Carlo Alberto Mari +42

Casa FD / ES-arch

13:00 - 12 January, 2016
© Marcello Mariana
© Marcello Mariana

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Experimental Structure of Bent Wood Takes Shape in Genoa

14:00 - 4 January, 2016
© Anna Positano
© Anna Positano

Over a four day period during the New Generations Festival, curators Edouard Cabay (Appareil, ES) and Margherita Del Grosso (MaDGStudio, IT) led an experimental workshop within a shipyard at the Historical Center of Genoa that resulted in a "Bent" installation inspired by navel construction. 

"By bending wood into an (in)habitable structure reminiscent of naval craft, a dialogue was created between the medieval urban fabric of Genoa and its tradition as maritime city," says the curators. "Although is still at the heart of the city's economy, its industry has been relegated to the margins of Genoa, generating conflict and ambiguity between the shore and the urban fabric. The workshop provided an occasion to mend this detachment through an architectural installation that, rather than bringing the city towards the sea, brings the marine element back into the urban fabric."

Competition: Il Parco Centrale di Prato

07:39 - 4 January, 2016

At the beginning of January 2016 the Municipality of Prato, Italy, is launching an open, anonymous, international two-phase design competition for a new 3-hectare urban park in its historical city center. By the end of February, the international jury will select 10 finalist architects who will be invited to conceive a schematic design for the site. In June 2016 the winner will be awarded and commissioned to design the final project for the new Parco Centrale di Prato.

AD Classics: Villa Malaparte / Adalberto Libera

06:00 - 4 January, 2016
© Flickr User: Sean Munson
© Flickr User: Sean Munson

Villa Malaparte, built in 1938 by the Rationalist architect Adalberto Libera in Punta Massullo on the Isle of Capri, is considered to be one of the best examples of Modern Italian architecture. The house, a red structure with inverted pyramid stairs, sits 32 meters over a cliff on the Gulf of Salerno. It is completely isolated from civilization, only accessible by foot or by boat.

The house was commissioned by the Italian writer, Curzio Malaparte whose eccentric character eventually led him to dominate the design process, causing serious conflict with Libera. Malaparte wanted the house to reflect his own personal character and become a place for solitary contemplation and writing. He once said: "Now I live on an island, in an austere and melancholy house, which I built myself on a lonely cliff above the sea. [It is] the image of my desire."

© Gloria Saravia Ortiz. PhD Arquitecta UPC Barcelona España.  Académica Escuela de Arquitectura Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. © Gloria Saravia Ortiz. PhD Arquitecta UPC Barcelona España.  Académica Escuela de Arquitectura Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. © Karl Lagerfeld © Flickr User: John Athayde +15

P17 Housing in Milan / Modourbano

02:00 - 29 December, 2015
© Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi

© Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi +31

Borgo Merlassino / deamicisarchitetti

02:00 - 28 December, 2015
© Gabriele Leo
© Gabriele Leo

© Gabriele Leo © Gabriele Leo © Gabriele Leo © Gabriele Leo +41

Residential Building Refurbishment / Studio Macola

02:00 - 23 December, 2015
© Marco Zanta
© Marco Zanta

© Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta +35

Villa Brolo Saccomani Renovation / Bricolo Falsarella

03:00 - 22 December, 2015
© Nicolò Galeazzi
© Nicolò Galeazzi

© Nicolò Galeazzi © Nicolò Galeazzi © Nicolò Galeazzi © Nicolò Galeazzi +30

Regina Pacis Community Center / Iotti + Pavarani Architetti

15:00 - 21 December, 2015
© Saverio Cantoni
© Saverio Cantoni

© Saverio Cantoni © Saverio Cantoni © Saverio Cantoni © Saverio Cantoni +15

Bailo Museum in Treviso / Studiomas Architetti Associati + Heinz Tesar

09:00 - 20 December, 2015
© Marco Zanta
© Marco Zanta

© Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta +29

The Prickly Question of Progress in an Urban World Heritage Site

04:00 - 17 December, 2015
Palazzo Vecchio. Image © Petar Milošević
Palazzo Vecchio. Image © Petar Milošević

The Italian city of Florence is, according to an article for The Observer, seeking "a better class of tourist." Palazzos are being sold off and converted into hotels and spas, and the ubiquitous 'luxury apartment' development brands are creeping ever closer to some of the city's most treasured architectural monuments.  In response, a recent report from UNESCO is urging the municipal government to consider the long-term effects of proposed infrastructural plans on the city, which was inscribed in 1982. "For many vocal and disgruntled Florentines," Stephanie Kirchgaessner writes, "the Palazzo Vecchio is looking less like a stately symbol of civic pride and more like an estate agency."