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Zen Sushi Restaurant / Carlo Berarducci Architecture

06:00 - 25 April, 2015
Zen Sushi Restaurant / Carlo Berarducci Architecture, © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG +17

Pizzikotto / Andrea Langhi Design

16:00 - 24 April, 2015
Pizzikotto / Andrea Langhi Design, © Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

© Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali +17

Christo's Floating Piers Will Let You Walk on Water in Italy

13:00 - 24 April, 2015
Christo's Floating Piers Will Let You Walk on Water in Italy, © Christo
© Christo

By adjoining 200,000 fabric-lined floatable components, Christo hopes to allow the residents of two mainland towns in Italy's Lombardy region to walk on water for a duration of two weeks in June 2016. If approved, the "Floating Piers" would connect both towns with the Lake Iseo islands via an extended, brightly colored fabric dock that would stretch across two miles.

Residence Pfarrmessner Sterzing / Pedevilla Architects

16:00 - 23 April, 2015
Residence Pfarrmessner Sterzing / Pedevilla Architects, © Gustav Willeit
© Gustav Willeit

© Gustav Willeit © Gustav Willeit © Gustav Willeit © Gustav Willeit +17

The Covered Garden / Laboratorio Permanente

16:00 - 20 April, 2015
The Covered Garden / Laboratorio Permanente, © Luca Santiago Mora
© Luca Santiago Mora
  • Architects

  • Location

    42015 Correggio RE, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Nicola Russi, Angelica Sylos Labini, Pietro Ferrario
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luca Santiago Mora © Luca Santiago Mora © Luca Santiago Mora © Luca Santiago Mora +18

ESSE House / ellevuelle architetti

03:00 - 12 April, 2015
ESSE House / ellevuelle architetti, © Alvise Raimondi
© Alvise Raimondi

© Alvise Raimondi © Alvise Raimondi © Alvise Raimondi © Alvise Raimondi +23

Museum of Cultures Completes in Milan

12:00 - 10 April, 2015
Museum of Cultures Completes in Milan, © Oskar Da Riz Fotografie
© Oskar Da Riz Fotografie

The Museo delle Culture (Museum of Cultures), or MUDEC, has completed in Milan. Overshadowed by controversy, the building has made headlines this week due to a disagreement over its "poor quality" flooring that has led its architect (David Chipperfield) to disassociate himself with the project. Despite this, MUDEC is moving forward with plans to open on April 26. Take a look inside the building, after the break. 

© Oskar Da Riz Fotografie © Oskar Da Riz Fotografie © Oskar Da Riz Fotografie © Oskar Da Riz Fotografie +17

The House on the House / Raimondo Guidacci

16:00 - 8 April, 2015
The House on the House / Raimondo Guidacci, © Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino +26

David Chipperfield Disowns Milan's Museum of Culture Over "Floor War"

16:00 - 7 April, 2015
David Chipperfield Disowns Milan's Museum of Culture Over "Floor War", © Oskar Da Riz Fotografie via MUDEC
© Oskar Da Riz Fotografie via MUDEC

The poor quality and laying of stone flooring in Milan's newly completed Museum of Culture has led its architect, David Chipperfield to dissociate himself with the building. Blasting officials for skimping on materials, the British architect is demanding his name be removed from the project, claiming the building is now a "museum of horrors" and a "pathetic end to 15 years of work" due to the low quality flooring. 

On the contrary, Milan's council says the material decision was made in the "interests of the taxpayers," further claiming that, according to councillor Filippo del Corno, Chipperfield has been "unreasonable and impossible to please." 

caboto26 / Raimondo Guidacci

06:00 - 7 April, 2015
caboto26 / Raimondo Guidacci, © Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino +29

Cascina Merlata Residential Development / Mario Cucinella Architects

18:00 - 3 April, 2015
Cascina Merlata Residential Development / Mario Cucinella Architects, © Guido Maria Isolabella
© Guido Maria Isolabella

© Guido Maria Isolabella © Guido Maria Isolabella © Euromilano © Euromilano +12

UV House / OASI architects

10:00 - 2 April, 2015
UV House / OASI architects, © Stefania Matteo
© Stefania Matteo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Varese VA, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Pietro Ferrario, Francesco Enea Castellanza
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Stefania Matteo © Stefania Matteo © Stefania Matteo © Stefania Matteo +17

Milan Expo 2015: EMBT Designs Dome for COPAGRI

17:00 - 25 March, 2015
Milan Expo 2015: EMBT Designs Dome for COPAGRI, © Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
© Miralles Tagliabue EMBT

“The splendor of the Italian cities are beautifully represented by their domes,” says Miralles Tagliabue EMBT. Embracing this notion, EMBT has designed a wooden dome for COPAGRI, a confederation of agricultural producers that brings together hundreds of Italian farmers, to showcase their products at the 2015 Milan Expo

“The design started from the observation of Italian landscapes, both natural and man-shaped,” said EMBT in a press release. “In our project the domes are not only representing the magnificence of the Italian past, but they also show us potential for the future lying in the construction of domes.”

Milan Expo 2015: Photographic Updates Of The Pavilions In Progress

05:00 - 24 March, 2015
Milan Expo 2015: Photographic Updates Of The Pavilions In Progress, Pavilion of Vanke. Image Courtesy of Milan Expo 2015 / Archilovers
Pavilion of Vanke. Image Courtesy of Milan Expo 2015 / Archilovers

This tour - made possible through the Expo's Instagram account - gives us fresh insight into the development of projects like Daniel Libeskind's pavilion for Vanke, which is clad in a self-cleaning, air purifying, metalised tile, to Nemesi's 'smog-eating pavilion' for Italy. With the opening of the 2015 Universal Exposition set to take place in a little over one month's time Milan, for a six month period, will become a global showcase for the thematic study of food. With over 140 participating nations tackling the question of "how to be able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the planet and its equilibrium," new innovations in architecture, engineering and material design will be central to the exhibitions.

See snapshots of the pavilions under construction after the break.

Childrens' Park. Image Courtesy of Milan Expo 2015 / Archilovers Pavilion of Uruguay. Image Courtesy of Milan Expo 2015 / Archilovers Pavilion of Slovenia. Image Courtesy of Milan Expo 2015 / Archilovers Rice Cluster. Image Courtesy of Milan Expo 2015 / Archilovers +5

Nuova Sede Banca Credito Cooperativo di Caraglio / Studio Kuadra

14:00 - 22 March, 2015
Nuova Sede Banca Credito Cooperativo di Caraglio / Studio Kuadra, © Alberto PIOVANO
© Alberto PIOVANO
  • Architects

  • Location

    12023 Caraglio CN, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Andrea GROTTAROLI, Roberto OPERTI
  • Design Team

    Manuel GIULIANO, Giorgia ANGONOVA MENARDI, Ivan SORDELLO, Claudio MARTINI, Andrea CARLEVARIS, Gianpiero TUOZZO, Mattia GALLIANO, Francesco ROVERA, Werner KRIPPES
  • Area

    6570.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Alberto PIOVANO © Alberto PIOVANO © Alberto PIOVANO © Alberto PIOVANO +39

Città della Scienza Masterplan Predicts Future of Self-Sustaining Cities

15:00 - 21 March, 2015
Città della Scienza Masterplan Predicts Future of Self-Sustaining Cities, Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture
Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture

Developed for an international planning and architectural competition, this proposed masterplan for the Città della Scienza by Vincent Callebaut Architectures, coffice - studio di architettura e urbanistica, and Studio d'Architettura Briguglio Morales fuses sustainability with history to propose a self-sufficient urban ecosystem in Italy. Operating on the principle of living facades, the Città della Scienza revitalizes the forgotten military district into a vibrant, continually regenerating living city.

Read on after the break for a closer look at the plan.

Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture Residential. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture View toward Hotel. Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architecture +15

House at Mill Creek / Pedevilla Architects

06:00 - 20 March, 2015
House at Mill Creek / Pedevilla Architects, Courtesy of Pedevilla Architects
Courtesy of Pedevilla Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    39032 Mühlen in Taufers, Bolzano, Italy
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Pedevilla Architects

Courtesy of Pedevilla Architects Courtesy of Pedevilla Architects Courtesy of Pedevilla Architects Courtesy of Pedevilla Architects +23

Casa SG / Tuttiarchitetti

03:00 - 18 March, 2015

  • Architects

  • Location

    Catania CT, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Daniela Finocchiaro, arch. Vincenzo Giusti, arch. Luigi Pellegrino
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Salvatore Gozzo © Salvatore Gozzo © Salvatore Gozzo © Salvatore Gozzo +32