Family House / Rudolf Perathoner

11:00 - 15 March, 2016
Family House / Rudolf Perathoner, © Günther Richard Wett
© Günther Richard Wett

© Günther Richard Wett © Günther Richard Wett © Günther Richard Wett © Günther Richard Wett +12

Home Office / NatOffice

05:00 - 15 March, 2016
Home Office / NatOffice, © Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli
  • Architects

  • Location

    Reggio Emilia, Province of Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Christian Gasparini
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli +25

Eco Bar / Giuseppe Gurrieri

02:00 - 15 March, 2016
Eco Bar / Giuseppe Gurrieri, © Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli
  • Architects

  • Location

    97100 Ragusa RG, Italy
  • Design Team

    Fabrizio Camillieri, Giulia Filetti, Valentina Occhipinti
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli © Filippo Poli +15

Break Point 2.0 / Oq project

02:00 - 12 March, 2016
Break Point 2.0 / Oq project, Courtesy of Oq project
Courtesy of Oq project
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via della Fornace, 20, 44012 Bondeno FE, Italy
  • Area

    2400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Oq project

Courtesy of Oq project Courtesy of Oq project Courtesy of Oq project Courtesy of Oq project +12

AD Classics: Säynätsalo Town Hall / Alvar Aalto

06:00 - 9 March, 2016
AD Classics: Säynätsalo Town Hall / Alvar Aalto, © Fernanda Castro
© Fernanda Castro

Occupying the center of a small farming town in Finland, Säynätsalo’s Town Hall might appear almost too monumental for its context. Designed by Alvar Aalto in 1949, the town hall is a study in opposition: elements of classicism and the monumental blended with modernity and intimacy to form a cohesive new center-point for the community. These and other aspects of the design initially proved somewhat divisive, and the Town Hall has not been without controversy since its inception.

Courtesy of Flickr user Leon Courtesy of Wikimedia user Zache Courtesy of Wittenborn & Company Courtesy of Flickr user Leon +13

Valentinerhof / noa*

15:00 - 8 March, 2016
Valentinerhof / noa*, © Alex Filz
© Alex Filz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Alpe di Siusi, 39040 Compaccio BZ, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Stefan Rier, Lukas Rungger
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Alex Filz © Alex Filz © Alex Filz © Alex Filz +31

Call for Entries: British School at Rome's Scholar's Prize in Architecture

04:00 - 7 March, 2016
Call for Entries: British School at Rome's Scholar's Prize in Architecture, via Edinburgh College of Art. Image © Carol Richardson
via Edinburgh College of Art. Image © Carol Richardson

The BSR is delighted to announce that the competition is now open for a Scholars' Prize in Architecture. This is an exciting and valuable opportunity for an early-career architect or post-Part II student of architecture to spend three months in Rome (January-March 2017), and be a member of a vibrant residential community of architects, artists and researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

Conference: Archmarathon Awards Presentations 2016

14:48 - 2 March, 2016
Conference: Archmarathon Awards Presentations 2016

Born from an idea of Publicomm, ARCHMARATHON is the first international architectural event that brings together 42 Architecture Design Studios from different countries of the world. The first Edition was held in Milano in 2014 and hosted more than 1800 architects for the 3 day event. The 2015 Edition was done in Beirut, focusing on Arab and Mediterranean Countries, and hosted more than 8,000 architects and students in the 3 day event. Archmarathon in 2016 will take place in Milan on 13-15 May.

Grünberger / noa*

13:00 - 2 March, 2016
Grünberger / noa*, © Alex Filz
© Alex Filz
  • Architects

  • Location

    Griesbruck, 39043 Klausen, Bozen, Italy
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Alex Filz © Alex Filz © Alex Filz © Alex Filz +30

UNESCO and Italy Form Task Force to Protect Cultural Heritage in Conflict Areas

08:00 - 2 March, 2016
UNESCO and Italy Form Task Force to Protect Cultural Heritage in Conflict Areas, Destruction by the Islamic State of the Temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra (Syria) in August 2015. Image © Wikipedia licensed under CC BY 2.0
Destruction by the Islamic State of the Temple of Baalshamin in Palmyra (Syria) in August 2015. Image © Wikipedia licensed under CC BY 2.0

Italy and UNESCO have signed an agreement to create a special Italian task force to protect art, cultural sites, and ancient artifacts that are located in areas of war or conflict around the world. They will also form a center in Turin to train cultural heritage experts. The agreement arose from a proposal presented by Italy last October that was backed by 53 countries and the UN Security Council. 

Conceived as the cultural version of the Blue Helmets --  the UN’s peacekeeping forces -- the group will initially be composed of 30 police detectives specializing in art theft, and 30 archeologists and art restorers and historians, who “are already operational and ready to go where UNESCO sends them,” said Dario Franceschini, the Italian Minister of Culture, during the ceremony to sign the agreement.

La Fondazione NY Inaugural Youth Board Benefit

18:36 - 1 March, 2016
La Fondazione NY Inaugural Youth Board Benefit

La Fondazione's Youth Board is proud to announce its inaugural Youth Board Benefit, an event that will raise awareness for La Fondazione NY’s mission as well as honor the work of emerging Italian artist Davide Balliano. Drawing references from architecture, nature, monuments and icons, Balliano’s work is the product of an ongoing investigation into the relationship between the individual and the macrocosm.

See Aerial Footage of an Italian Riviera Abandoned During Winter

14:00 - 28 February, 2016

A new video by PONGOFILMS titled, “Archaeology of the Sea” captures footage of Italy's Riviera Romagnola during the winter. Using drones, the footage is captured from above, displaying closed aquatic recreation centres in "a place where it's difficult to understand what is waiting for the summer and what will remain lost." Boat rentals, cabanas and nightclubs laze into the frame, bereft of the buzz and activity that usually occupies them. See the full video, with accompanying soundtrack by Tame Impala, below. 

New Social Home of Caltron / Mirko Franzoso

05:00 - 25 February, 2016
New Social Home of Caltron / Mirko Franzoso, © Mariano Dallago - Torino
© Mariano Dallago - Torino

© Mariano Dallago - Torino © Mariano Dallago - Torino © Mariano Dallago - Torino © Mariano Dallago - Torino +28

House 261 / Babau Bureau

15:00 - 22 February, 2016
House 261 / Babau Bureau, © Filippo La Duca
© Filippo La Duca
  • Architects

  • Location

    32100 Belluno BL, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Stefano Tornieri, Massimo Triches
  • Volume

    1106 mc
  • Area

    1106.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Filippo La Duca © Filippo La Duca © Filippo La Duca © Filippo La Duca +20

Alejandro Aravena Reveals More Details About the 2016 Venice Biennale, "Reporting From the Front"

08:20 - 22 February, 2016
Alejandro Aravena Reveals More Details About the 2016 Venice Biennale, "Reporting From the Front", Courtesy of La Biennale
Courtesy of La Biennale

The 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, directed this year by Alejandro Aravena, have revealed more information about the central exhibition and associated projects which will be on display at a press conference today in Venice. According to La Biennale, 'Reporting from the Front' will form one single show spanning the venues of the Arsenale and the Central Pavilion in the Giardini, featuring work from 88 participants from 37 countries. Of these, 50 will be presenting work for the first time and 33 are architects under the age of 40. "Reporting from the Front" will share work from Architects tackling issues relating to segregation, inequality, suburbia, sanitation, natural disasters, the housing shortage, migration, crime, traffic , waste, pollution, and community participation.

Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) - Design Master Scholarships 2016

13:18 - 20 February, 2016
Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD) - Design Master Scholarships 2016

Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD), the first postgraduate school for design disciplines in Italy, invites students young professionals to compete for the first edition of 'Design Master Scholarships 2016'. SPD offers 5 (five) international scholarships for its master's course 2016-2017 school year.

Bologna Shoah Memorial / SET

13:00 - 20 February, 2016
Bologna Shoah Memorial / SET, © Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi

© Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi +24

Nine Projects to be Highlighted in 'In Therapy', the Nordic Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 19 February, 2016
Nine Projects to be Highlighted in 'In Therapy', the Nordic Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale, RRA's National Tourist Route in Trollstigen is among nine selected projects which will be displayed in-depth. Image via RRA
RRA's National Tourist Route in Trollstigen is among nine selected projects which will be displayed in-depth. Image via RRA

The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design (ArkDes) have revealed that In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face—the exhibition for the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, curated by David Basulto—will partly comprise "a contemporary survey of Nordic architecture." 300 projects, drawn from over 500 submissions to a recent open call, will be complemented by an in-depth study of nine projects completed post-2008 by practices including Tham & Videgård, Reiulf Ramstad Architects, and Lahdelma & Mahlamäki.

"Just as Sverre Fehn’s pavilion is a crystallisation of Nordic architecture—embodying a precise and fluid articulation of structure, light, and nature—the nine we have chosen to focus in on as particularly representative of the contemporary scene have a similar gravitas and complexity – but with their own distinct identities" says Basulto, who has made the selection alongside James Taylor-Foster, Assistant Curator.

Tree Hotel / Tham & Videgård (Harads, Sweden). Image © Lindman Photography Finnish Nature Centre /Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects (Haltia, Finland). Image © Mika Huisman Puukuokka Housing Block / OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture (Jyväskylä, Finland). Image © Mikko Auerniitty Råå Daycare Center / Dorte Mandrup (Kustgaten, Sweden). Image © Adam Mørk +12