QKING / Modourbano Architettura

01:00 - 15 April, 2014
QKING / Modourbano Architettura, © Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi

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Competition Entry: Romanian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Collective East Architects

01:00 - 13 April, 2014
Competition Entry: Romanian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Collective East Architects, © Collective East Architects
© Collective East Architects

Placing sixth in the competition to design the Romanian Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo, Collective East Architects offered a “simple and powerful landmark” that focuses on the history of Romania’s agriculture. Serving as an “attractor and orientation mark,” the structure was conceived by repeating a traditional Romanian pattern that “transformed the pavilion into a sculptural object with a powerful national identify.” From a distance, the facade appears “introverted and impenetrable;” as viewers move closer, the building begins to expose its contents, revealing a level of detail one would expect in a “jewelry museum.”  

Learning Center FLA / Studio Marinoni

01:00 - 3 April, 2014
© Giovanni Chiaramonte
© Giovanni Chiaramonte

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Woods Bagot Unveils Colosseum-Inspired Stadium for AS Roma

00:00 - 28 March, 2014
Woods Bagot Unveils Colosseum-Inspired Stadium for AS Roma , Courtesy of Woods Bagot
Courtesy of Woods Bagot

Global firm Woods Bagot has unveiled designs for the Italian Serie A soccer club AS Roma’s new stadium: Stadio della Roma. Planned for completion by the 2016-17 season on the outskirts of Rome, the colosseum-inspired stadium will be capable of hosting more than 52,000 fans and designed to be easily configured to accommodate multiple sporting and entertainment events. 

“The design draws visual cues from the world’s most historic spectator venue, the Roman Colosseum,” says Woods Bagot Sport Design Leader, Dan Meis. “The design features a state-of-the-art steel and concrete seating bowl wrapped in a ‘floating’ stone scrim, evocative of the rhythmic facade of the famous arena; with polycarbonate clad roof is reminiscent in form of the historic retractable fabric canopy that once covered the upper tiers of the Colosseum.”

Ferdeghini Sport Complex / Frigerio Design Group

01:00 - 23 March, 2014
Ferdeghini Sport Complex / Frigerio Design Group, © Enrico Cano
© Enrico Cano
  • Architects

  • Location

    La Spezia, Italy
  • Design Team

    E. Frigerio con D. Galletti, D. Bona, E. Masala, M. Torrigiani, M. Russotto, F. Valido e C. Ginocchio
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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Jesolo Lido Pool Villa / JM Architecture

01:00 - 21 March, 2014
Jesolo Lido Pool Villa / JM Architecture, © Jacopo Mascheroni
© Jacopo Mascheroni
  • Architects

  • Location

    Lido Venice, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Jacopo Mascheroni
  • Project Manager

    Diego Magrì
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Jacopo Mascheroni © Jacopo Mascheroni © Jacopo Mascheroni © Jacopo Mascheroni +21

Parish Centre / Gianluca Gelmini

01:00 - 20 March, 2014
Parish Centre  / Gianluca Gelmini, © Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna

© Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna +30

Botta Cripta / Gianluca Gelmini

01:00 - 18 March, 2014
Botta Cripta / Gianluca Gelmini, Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini
Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini

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Competition Entry: Austrian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Paolo Venturella

01:00 - 17 March, 2014
Competition Entry: Austrian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Paolo Venturella, © wemage, Courtesy of Paolo Venturella
© wemage, Courtesy of Paolo Venturella

Placing fifth in the international competition to design the Austrian Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo, Paolo Venturella’s concept is designed as an extruded version of the Austrian mountain house that connects two major programs: an exhibition space and “big green-house.” To the north, the elevated exhibition space is shielded by a fabric sheathing which diminishes as it moves towards the greenhouse, south, where visitors are presented with a fresh vegetable garden, bar and restaurant that serves traditional cuisine. 

White Wave / Piuarch

01:00 - 10 March, 2014
White Wave / Piuarch, Courtesy of Piuarch
Courtesy of Piuarch
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario
  • Area

    22500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Piuarch

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Exhibition: Where Architects Live

00:00 - 8 March, 2014
Exhibition: Where Architects Live, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas' Home / © Aki Furudate
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas' Home / © Aki Furudate

A few days ago we showed you some great photos inside the homes of eight famous architects. "Where Architects Live", will be held at Pavilion 9 at the Rho Milan Fairgrounds as part of the Salone del Mobile in Milano.

Milan Expo 2015: Tsinghua University with Studio Link-Arc to Design China Pavilion

01:00 - 8 March, 2014
Milan Expo 2015: Tsinghua University with Studio Link-Arc to Design China Pavilion, © Studio Link-Arc
© Studio Link-Arc

Tsinghua University, alongside New York-based Studio Link-Arc, has been announced as winners of a competition to design the Chinese Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Expanding on the Expo’s overarching theme, “Feeding the Planet - Energy for Life,” the pavilion’s “Land of Hope” is centered on the idea that “hope can be realized when nature and the city exist in harmony.” 

Porta Susa TGV Station / Silvio d’Ascia Architecture

01:00 - 4 March, 2014
Porta Susa TGV Station  / Silvio d’Ascia Architecture, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

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Little House on the House / Studio x Architettura

01:00 - 28 February, 2014
Little House on the House  / Studio x Architettura, © Raffaele Cetto
© Raffaele Cetto
  • Architects

  • Location

    38050 Tenna Trentino, Italy
  • Design Team

    Luca Valentini, Raffaele Cetto, Mattia Giuliani
  • Construction

    Self-built
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Raffaele Cetto © Raffaele Cetto © Raffaele Cetto © Raffaele Cetto +17

AD Classics: Pirelli Tower / Gio Ponti, Pier Luigi Nervi

05:00 - 27 February, 2014
AD Classics: Pirelli Tower / Gio Ponti, Pier Luigi Nervi, © Flickr user IK's World Trip
© Flickr user IK's World Trip

In contrast with its traditional Milanese surroundings, the Pirelli Tower is one of the earliest examples of Modern skyscrapers in Italy.  Affectionately called "Il Pirellone” (The Big Pirelli), the 127 meter tower stood as Italy’s tallest building from 1958 to 1995.  The design of the structure, led by architect/designer Gio Ponti and engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, featured a tapered plan—as opposed to the conventional rectilinear volume which was prevalent in America—encouraging greater creative freedom during a time when skyscrapers typically lacked experimentation.

Interior. Image Courtesy of Università Iuav di Venezia - SBD, Archivio Progetti, Giorgio Casali's archive Courtesy of Università Iuav di Venezia - SBD, Archivio Progetti, Giorgio Casali's archive © Wikipedia Commons user LapoLuchini © Flickr user mava +14

Sauna Huginn & Muninn / AtelierFORTE

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
Sauna Huginn & Muninn / AtelierFORTE, Courtesy of AtelierFORTE
Courtesy of AtelierFORTE

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Inside the Landscape / Studio x Architettura

01:00 - 25 February, 2014
Inside the Landscape / Studio x Architettura, © Raffaele Cetto
© Raffaele Cetto

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Rubens Luciano / Simone Micheli

10:00 - 24 February, 2014
Rubens Luciano / Simone Micheli, © Juergen Eheim
© Juergen Eheim

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