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Port Control Tower / Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo

01:00 - 21 August, 2014
Port Control Tower /  Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo, © Hélène Binet
© Hélène Binet

© Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet © Hélène Binet +24

R+O House / Bianco + Gotti Architetti

01:00 - 16 August, 2014
R+O House / Bianco + Gotti Architetti, © Luca Santiago Mora
© Luca Santiago Mora

© Luca Santiago Mora © Luca Santiago Mora © Luca Santiago Mora © Luca Santiago Mora +24

McDowell + Benedetti's Footbridge and Rail Station Underway in Terni

01:00 - 16 August, 2014
McDowell + Benedetti's Footbridge and Rail Station Underway in Terni, Courtesy of McDowell+Benedetti
Courtesy of McDowell+Benedetti

London based firm McDowell+Benedetti has recently announced that their design for a new 180 metre footbridge and improved rail station in Terni, Italy, has begun work on the site. A future landmark for the town, the £3.5 million (€4.4 million) project promises to provide an expanded commuter hub for the area with connections to fast trains to Rome. Learn more about this project after the break.

Courtesy of McDowell+Benedetti Courtesy of McDowell+Benedetti Courtesy of McDowell+Benedetti Courtesy of McDowell+Benedetti +12

The Whale Primary School / Studio di Architettura Andrea Milani

01:00 - 15 August, 2014
The Whale Primary School  / Studio di Architettura Andrea Milani, © Pietro Savorelli
© Pietro Savorelli

© Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli +17

Casa FM / ES.arch + Consalez Rossi Architetti Associati

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
Casa FM / ES.arch + Consalez Rossi Architetti Associati , © Marcello Mariana
© Marcello Mariana

© Marcello Mariana © Marcello Mariana © Marcello Mariana © Marcello Mariana +26

AD Classics: Casa "Il Girasole" / Luigi Moretti

01:00 - 7 August, 2014
AD Classics: Casa "Il Girasole" / Luigi Moretti, © Gabriele Basilico
© Gabriele Basilico

As one architectural scholar described it, Luigi Moretti’s 1950 Casa “Il Girasole” is “a bit of madness on the solidity of Roman walls.” [1] Yet, this clever apartment building in the heart of Rome is far from the work of a madman. Its subtle historical allusions and deliberately ambiguous composition betray the genius of the architect’s creative and analytical mind. Moretti, whose notable commissions include Villa La Saracena (1957), Montreal’s Stock Exchange Tower (1964), and the Watergate Complex (1971), achieves a complexity of form and materiality in “Il Girasole” that distinguishes the project from its mid-century contemporaries and has earned it recognition as one of the earliest forerunners of postmodern design.

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New Zugliano School / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

01:00 - 3 August, 2014
New Zugliano School / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo, © Ernesta Caviola
© Ernesta Caviola
  • Architects

  • Location

    36030 Zugliano Vicenza, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo, Diego Peruzzo, Alessandro Cavaleri
  • Design Team

    Alessandro Bellus, Luca Bonsignorio, Simonetta Cenci, Marco Corazza, Gabriele Filippi, Sara Gottardo, Sara Massa, Valeria Parodi, Nicola Spinetto, Sara Traverso
  • Area

    3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola +28

Villa Sottanis Library and Gamesroom / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

01:00 - 31 July, 2014
Villa Sottanis Library and Gamesroom / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo, © Ernesta Caviola
© Ernesta Caviola
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Annuti, 36, 16030 Casarza Ligure Genoa, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo
  • Design Team

    Simonetta Cenci, Stefania Bracco, Luca Bonsignorio, Francesca R. Pirrello, Francesca Recagno, Ilaria Sisto, Sara Traverso
  • Collaborators

    Francesca Ameglio, Cinzia Avanzi, Lorenza Barabino, Chiara Braida, Elena Frigo, Domenica Laface
  • Area

    581.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

    Ernesta Caviola, Courtesy of 5+1AA

© Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola +26

New Regolo Quarter / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

01:00 - 28 July, 2014
New Regolo Quarter / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo, © Luc Boegly
© Luc Boegly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Brescia, Italy
  • Architectural And Landscape Design

    Alfonso Femia, Simonetta Cenci
  • Design Team

    Alessandro Bellus, Stefania Bracco, Caterina Fumagalli, Francesco Fusillo, Maria Cristina Giordani, Valentina Grimaldi Vincenzo Marcella, Sara Massa, Roberta Nardi, Michele Nicastro, Carola Picasso, Francesca Pirrello, Francesca Recagno, Arianna Ponzi, Giulia Tubelli
  • Area

    26492.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Luc Boegly © Ernesta Caviola +49

Inside the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale – Innesti/Grafting

00:00 - 24 July, 2014
Inside the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale – Innesti/Grafting, Innesti/Grafting. The Italian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh
Innesti/Grafting. The Italian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh

The Italian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale looks at the country’s architecture through the lens of  “grafting,” or the transferring of new ideas onto preexisting realities and structures.

Architect and Pavilion curator Cino Zucchi associates grafting with “the great capacity to interpret and incorporate preceding states through continuous metamorphoses.” He opens and closes the Italian Pavilion with two physical grafts: a large rusted steel arch and a bench sculpture. The first room of the exhibit begins with a study of modernization in Milan, followed by series of collages of contemporary projects in Italy. A video of Italian urban environments concludes the exhibit.

See images of the Pavilion and read a description from the curator after the break. 

Innesti/Grafting. The Italian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh Innesti/Grafting. The Italian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh Innesti/Grafting. The Italian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh Innesti/Grafting. The Italian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh +27

IULM_Milan / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

01:00 - 22 July, 2014
IULM_Milan / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo, © Ernesta Caviola
© Ernesta Caviola
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo, Alessandro Schiesaro
  • High Supervision

    Cesare Stevan, Angelo Bugatti
  • Desing Team

    Gabriele Pulselli, Raffaella F. Pirrello, Daniele Marchetti, Domenica Laface, Alessandro Bellus, Lorenza Barabino, Luca Pozzi, Simonetta Cenci
  • Area

    23261.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola © Ernesta Caviola +22

The Santi Cosma e Damiano Parochial Centre / SCAU

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
The Santi Cosma e Damiano Parochial Centre / SCAU, © Moreno Maggi
© Moreno Maggi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Provinciale Santa Maria Ammalati, 95024 Acireale Catania, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Angelo Vecchio
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Moreno Maggi © Moreno Maggi © Moreno Maggi © Moreno Maggi +18

Palazzo Zen / O-office Architects

01:00 - 17 July, 2014
Palazzo Zen / O-office Architects, Courtesy of Interpress Photo & O-office
Courtesy of Interpress Photo & O-office
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cannaregio, 30121 Venice, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Jianxiang HE & Ying JIANG
  • Design Team

    Thomas ODORICO, Yang LIU
  • Area

    390.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Interpress Photo & O-office

Courtesy of Interpress Photo & O-office Courtesy of Interpress Photo & O-office Courtesy of Interpress Photo & O-office Courtesy of Interpress Photo & O-office +38

Workshop and LEGO Architecture Studio Launch: Villa Pennisi in Musica

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Workshop and LEGO Architecture Studio Launch: Villa Pennisi in Musica, 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
Milan Expo 2015: Vo Trong Nghia's Lotus-Inspired Vietnamese Pavilion, 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.

"The Lotus is Vietnam’s national flower, a symbol of purity, commitment and optimism for the future," say the architects. "Growing from the muddy ponds it rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. The flower is proof that patience can turn difficulties into advantages."

Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects +14

Elisabeth And Helmut Uhl Foundation / modostudio

01:00 - 15 July, 2014
Elisabeth And Helmut Uhl Foundation / modostudio, © Laura Egger
© Laura Egger
  • Architects

  • Location

    Laives Bolzano, Italy
  • Design Team

    Fabio Cibinel, Roberto Laurenti, Giorgio Martocchia
  • Area

    1450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Laura Egger © Laura Egger © Laura Egger © Laura Egger +31

BioCasa 82 / Rosario Picciotto + Welldom

01:00 - 12 July, 2014
BioCasa 82 /  Rosario Picciotto + Welldom, Courtesy of Marco Zanta
Courtesy of Marco Zanta
  • Architects

  • Location

    31035 Crocetta del Montello Treviso, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Rosario Picciotto
  • Area

    484.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Marco Zanta

Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta Courtesy of Marco Zanta +12

Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio

01:00 - 11 July, 2014
Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio, © Michael Pezzei
© Michael Pezzei
  • Architects

  • Location

    39038 San Candido Bolzano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
  • Design Team

    Peter Pichler
  • Area

    844.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei © Michael Pezzei +25