Workshop and LEGO Architecture Studio Launch: Villa Pennisi in Musica

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Courtesy of LEGO
Courtesy of LEGO

LEGO® Architecture Studio, a new concept of the LEGO Architecture line, makes his appearance in Italy in an innovative context of architecture and music. The LEGO Group chose Italy and the prestigious setting of the Sicilian "Villa Pennisi in Musica" event for the launch of the new set of building blocks. 

Milan Expo 2015: Vo Trong Nghia's Lotus-Inspired Vietnamese Pavilion

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Vo Trong Nghia has unveiled designs for the Vietnamese pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Inspired by the lotus, the pavilion features a number of bamboo clad, umbrella-like structures supporting trees above a pool of water, in a composition reminiscent of their Kontum Indochine Cafe.

Elisabeth And Helmut Uhl Foundation / modostudio

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
© Laura Egger
© Laura Egger

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BioCasa 82 / Rosario Picciotto + Welldom

01:00 - 12 July, 2014
Courtesy of Marco Zanta
Courtesy of Marco Zanta
  • Architects

    Rosario Picciotto, Welldom
  • Location

    31035 Crocetta del Montello Treviso, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Rosario Picciotto
  • Area

    484.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Marco Zanta

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Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
© Michael Pezzei
© Michael Pezzei

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Miniature Spaces Carved From Stone

00:00 - 10 July, 2014
Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence. Image © Matthew Simmonds
Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence. Image © Matthew Simmonds

Matthew Simmonds, an art historian and architectural stone carver based in Italy, has created a collection of exceptionally beautiful miniature spaces carved from stone. Having worked on a number of restoration projects in the UK - from Westminster Abbey to Ely Cathedral - his skills have been transferred into work of a much smaller, if not more intricate, scale. Hewn from large stone blocks (some of marble), the level of intricacy Simmonds has achieved in the architectural detailing is almost incredible. Capitals, vaults and surfaces all distort and reflect light in a very beguiling way.

Fragment. Image © Matthew Simmonds Gothic Passage. Image © Matthew Simmonds Gothic Stone. Image © Matthew Simmonds Stone Study. Image © Matthew Simmonds +12

Bagnoli Futura / Silvio d'Ascia Architecture

01:00 - 9 July, 2014
© Barbara Jodice
© Barbara Jodice

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New School In Piazza Delle Erbe / PFP Architekten

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
© Anna Positano
© Anna Positano

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Denton Corker Marshall To Design First 21st Century Pavilion in Venice's Giardini

01:00 - 1 July, 2014
© Denton Corker Marshall
© Denton Corker Marshall

Australia’s new pavilion for the 2015 Venice Art Biennale will be, in the words of featured artist Fiona Hall, “a minefield of madness, badness, and sadness in equal measure.” Designed by firm Denton Corker Marshall, (who also designed the Stonehenge Visitor Centre), the project will replace the 25 year old temporary pavilion designed by Phillip Cox and will be the first building constructed on the Giardini in two decades. 

San Stae / Project Meganom

01:00 - 1 July, 2014
© Yury Grigoryan
© Yury Grigoryan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Venice, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Yury Grigoryan, Pavel Ivanchikov, Iliya Kulesov, Alexandra Pavlova, Yury Kuznezov, Semen Rastorguev
  • Collaborator

    Yury Avvakumov
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Yury Grigoryan

© Yury Grigoryan © Yury Grigoryan © Yury Grigoryan © Yury Grigoryan +9

Conversation / Cose Turche: Architecture in Istanbul

00:00 - 27 June, 2014
© Giuliana Sibilia
© Giuliana Sibilia

MAXXI and Insula architettura e ingegneria with Based Architecture present “Cose Turche”,  a  conversation of six voices about Istanbul, aimed to recognize and trace the pulsating identity of a metropolis, which in its present metamorphosis is able to tell us about significant pieces of third millenium urban culture.

Lineal House in Bione / estudoquarto

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
© Marcio Tolotti
© Marcio Tolotti
  • Architects

    estudoquarto
  • Location

    25070 Bione Brescia, Italy
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Marcio Tolotti

© Marcio Tolotti © Marcio Tolotti © Marcio Tolotti © Marcio Tolotti +22

Sam Jacob & Wouter Vanstiphout on Curating "A Clockwork Jerusalem"

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
The Mound. Image © James Taylor-Foster
The Mound. Image © James Taylor-Foster

The British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale takes the large scale projects of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s and explores the "mature flowering of British Modernism at the moment it was at its most socially, politically and architecturally ambitious but also the moment that witnessed its collapse." The exhibition tells the story of how British modernity emerged out of an unlikely combination of interests and how "these modern visions continue to create our physical and imaginative landscapes." To those who know the UK's architectural heritage, this cultural and social history is delivered in a way which feels strangely familiar, whilst uncovering fascinating hidden histories of British modernity that continue to resonate in the 21st century.

We caught up with Sam Jacob, co-founder of FAT Architecture (of which this exhibition is their final project), and Wouter Vanstiphout, partner at Rotterdam-based Crimson Architectural Historians, outside the British Pavilion to discuss the ideas behind, and significance of, A Clockwork Jerusalem.

© James Taylor-Foster
© James Taylor-Foster

Video: 14th Venice Architecture Biennale

00:00 - 12 June, 2014

Asymptote Architecture to Design "Park of Angels" in Italy

01:00 - 10 June, 2014
An aerial view of the park's canopies. Image Courtesy of Asymptote Architects
An aerial view of the park's canopies. Image Courtesy of Asymptote Architects

Asymptote Architecture has been commissioned to design a park with a collection of cultural buildings on the outskirts of Peccioli, Italy.  Called the “Parco Degli Angeli," Italian for Park of Angels, this urbanized complex will be carefully grafted into the picturesque Tuscan countryside to create a dialogue with the surrounding farmland and historical sites.  The park will include museums, interactive sculpture installations, and an amphitheater that can host 800 people.

Villa A / A-OMA

00:00 - 9 June, 2014
Courtesy of A-OMA
Courtesy of A-OMA
  • Architects

  • Location

    Catania, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfio Faro
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of A-OMA

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Event: "House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate"

00:00 - 6 June, 2014

House Housing is the first public presentation of a multi-year research project conducted by the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University. Situated in the Casa Muraro in Venice and staged as an open house, the exhibition responds unsolicited to the proposal by Rem Koolhaas, curator of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, that architecture focus on its "fundamentals."

Nestlé Headquarters / Park Associati

01:00 - 3 June, 2014
© Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via del Bosco Rinnovato, 20090 Milan, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi
  • Design Team Park Associati

    Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi, Marco Siciliano, Marinella Ferrari, Stefano Lanotte, Lorenzo Merloni, Marco Panzeri, Davide Pojaga, Alessandro Rossi, Elisa Taddei, Paolo Uboldi, Fabio Calciati
  • Design Team General Planning

    Giovanni Bonini, Paolo Varenna, Loris Colombo, Luca Dagrada, Laura Barat, Matteo Molteni, Luca Rini, Paolo Rossanigo, Antonio Virelli, Alberto Villa, Claudio Bertolini, Mimmo Vitetta, Luigi Zinco, Walter Cola, Andrea Cristaldi, Vittorio Viganò, Claudio Bertagnolli, Manuel Schieder, Francesco Torchitti, Mario Pinoli, Giuseppe Zaffino
  • Area

    34092.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna +22