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Bienenhaus #3 / Massimiliano Dell'Olivo

21:00 - 1 May, 2015
Bienenhaus #3 / Massimiliano Dell'Olivo, Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo
Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo

Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    32020 Canale d'Agordo BL, Italy
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell'Olivo

Italian Architects to Build Tree-Inspired Lookout Tower in Bruneck

17:00 - 1 May, 2015
Italian Architects to Build Tree-Inspired Lookout Tower in Bruneck, © Anton Pramstrahler and Alex Niederkofler
© Anton Pramstrahler and Alex Niederkofler

Italian architects Anton Pramstrahler and Alex Niederkofler plan to construct a "Lookout Tower" in a woodland near the town of Bruneck, Italy. Comprised almost entirely of wood, the twisting structure will provide a scenic space for respite and contemplation while blending into the surrounding growth with a fanned façade that mirrors the trees’ roots and canopies.

Take A Look At Milan Expo's 2015 Pavilions on Opening Day

14:54 - 1 May, 2015
Take A Look At Milan Expo's 2015 Pavilions on Opening Day, The USA Pavilion's 7,200-square-foot vertical farm. Image © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
The USA Pavilion's 7,200-square-foot vertical farm. Image © Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

Italy's global commercial fair, Milan Expo 2015 opened today. The six month event, expected to attract nearly 20 million visitors, is showcasing 54 national pavilions, among a number of corporate and multinational installations, all focused on "Feeding the Planet" and promoting their national cuisine. Pavilions by Foster + Partners, Herzog & de Meuron, SPEECHDaniel Libeskind and many others will remain on view through October 31. 

Take a look at some of the fair's most talked about pavilions on opening day, after the break. 

Faber Headquarters / GEZA

06:00 - 30 April, 2015
Faber Headquarters / GEZA, © Massimo Crivellari
© Massimo Crivellari

© Massimo Crivellari © Massimo Crivellari © Massimo Crivellari © Massimo Crivellari +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via dell' Industria, 33043 Zona Industriale-artigianale UD, Italy
  • Design Team

    Stefania Anzil, Chiara Marchetti, Tania Teixeira, Francesco Casella, Tina Carletti
  • Area

    3170.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Bêka and Lemoine's Mini-Series Captures OMA's Final Month of Construction on Fondazione Prada

15:22 - 27 April, 2015

Building up to the May 9 opening of OMA's Fondazione Prada, Italian filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine have released 15-video series that captures the rhythmic and somewhat "transient" nature of the project's last month of construction. Part of a long ongoing relationship between Prada and OMA, the highly anticipated venue will be an "unusually diverse environment" sculpted from a historic 20th-century distillery south of Milan's city center that will be used to exhibit art. 

Daniel Libeskind's "Future Flowers" Represent Oikos at Milan Design Week

15:00 - 26 April, 2015
Daniel Libeskind's "Future Flowers" Represent Oikos at Milan Design Week, Courtesy of Oikos
Courtesy of Oikos

Daniel Libeskind, together with Italian paint company Oikos, has transformed the Università Statale’s Pharmacy Courtyard into a garden of "Future Flowers" as part of the 2015 Milan Design Week. On view through May 24, the installation was inspired by one of Libeskind’s "Chamberwork" drawings. It features a series of intersecting red metal "blades" that represent a collection of Oikos paints developed by Libeskind. 

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    42015 Correggio RE, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Nicola Russi, Angelica Sylos Labini, Pietro Ferrario
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Varese VA, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Pietro Ferrario, Francesco Enea Castellanza
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs