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Microsoft Milan / Flores & Prats

© Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Enzo Barraco © Enzo Barraco

Italcementi i.lab / Richard Meier & Partners

From the architect. Our friends at Richard Meier & Partners have shared with us their latest completed project: Italcementi i.lab in Bergamo, Italy. The building, a new research and development center for Italcementi, one of the top five cement manufacturers in the world, is a showcase for sustainable design, already attaining one of the first LEED Platinum accreditations in Italy.  

According to the firm, Italcementi i.lab reflects not only the company’s commitment to sustainability but also “the company’s position of leadership, technological advancement and commitment to research and innovation in the use of concrete.”

In the Press Release, Dukho Yeon, Design Partner-in-charge, describes the project: “i.lab is our firm’s most sustainable building to date embodied in sculptural and dramatic, but simple forms showcasing the possibilities of concrete in perfect balance with the technical purpose of the building.”

Read more about Richard Meier & Partners’ latest, after the break...

RGR House / archiNOW!

  • Architects: archiNOW!
  • Location: Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: Alessandro Gazzoni
  • Design Team: Stella Andriani, Marcello Dellarosa, Luca Foschi
  • Contractor: Gaetano Battistoni
  • Area: 500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Daniele Domenicali

© Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali

Dolomitenblick / PLASMA Studio

  • Architects: PLASMA Studio
  • Location: 39030 Sesto, South Tyrol, Italy
  • Design Team: Nicoletta Gerevini, Peter Pichler, Daniela Walder, Maya Shopova, Libny Pacheco
  • Area: 1,050 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus

© Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus © Hertha Hurnaus

AD Classics: Casa del Fascio / Giuseppe Terragni

© Guillermo Hevia García
© Guillermo Hevia García

Casa del Fascio which sits in front of Como Cathedral is the work of the Italian Fascist architect Giuseppe Terragni. Built as the headquarters of the local Fascist Party, it was renamed Casa del Popolo after the war and has since served a number of civic agencies, including a Caribinieri station and a tax office.

© Guillermo Hevia García © Guillermo Hevia García © Guillermo Hevia García © Guillermo Hevia García

Refurbishment of “La Serenissima” Office Building / Park Associati

  • Architects: Park Associati
  • Location: Via dei Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro, 4, 20121 Milan, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: Marco Panzeri
  • Design Team: Alice Cuteri, Andrea Dalpasso, Marinella Ferrari, Stefano Lanotte, Marco Siciliano, Paolo Uboldi, Fabio Calciati
  • Area: 7,988.84 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna, Courtesy of Park Associati

© Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna

Cranes of Palermo Proposal / De Fournier & Associados

The architectural proposal for the Cranes of Palermo is based on the relationship between the intervention image and the rich local history of Sicily, particularly its Baroque of scenographic and ornamented elements. Designed by De Fournier & Associados, the new proposal has as reference the poorly moderated characteristics of the Baroque, the surprise that the expression of its image causes when perceived. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Residential building “Brancacci” / Alessandro Luigini

© Sergio Camplone
© Sergio Camplone
  • Architects: Alessandro Luigini
  • Location: Pescara, Province of Pescara, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: Alessandro Luigini
  • Collaborators: Luigi Valentino Losciale, Fabrizio Susi, Nicola D’Alessandro
  • Area: 560.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2006
  • Photographs: Sergio Camplone, Alessandro Luigini

© Alessandro Luigini © Sergio Camplone © Sergio Camplone © Sergio Camplone

Prato Lofts / MDU Architetti

© Pietro Savorelli
© Pietro Savorelli
  • Architects: MDU Architetti
  • Location: Prato, Province of Prato, Italy
  • Design Team: Valerio Barberis, Alessandro Corradini, Cristiano Cosi, Marcello Marchesini
  • Collaborators: Nicola Becagli, Michele Fiesoli
  • Structural Engineer: Venturi & Motta
  • Building Cost: € 750,000
  • Client: CDM immobiliare
  • Area: 703.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Pietro Savorelli, Courtesy of MDU Architetti

© Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli © Pietro Savorelli

Casillo Headquarters in Corato / Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners

  • Architects: Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners
  • Location: 70033 Corato, Province of Bari, Italy
  • Design Team: Massimo Alvisi, Junko Kirimoto, Alessandra Spiezia, Arabella Rocca
  • Collaborators: Leonardo Lorusso, Enrico Pisani, Sara Averardi
  • Structural Engineering: Giovanni Loiudice
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: Mario Semproni
  • Client: Molino Casillo
  • Area: 4,500 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Anna Galante

© Anna Galante © Anna Galante © Anna Galante © Anna Galante

Bargellino Plug & Play Winning Proposal / Ciclostile Architettura

The Bargellino Plug & Play proposal for the urban regeneration of the Bargellino area acts as a set of management software from which the user can draw upon and benefit from an integrated system of logistics, service and quality. Designed by Ciclostile Architettura, the expression “plug and play” is used in programming language with reference to technologies that can be put into use in an hardware system without any specific installation procedure by the user. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sansepolcro Cemetery / Studio Zermani e Associati

  • Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
  • Location: 52100 Arezzo, Province of Arezzo, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: Paolo Zermani
  • Design Team: Siro Veri, Mauro Alpini
  • Collaborators: Giovanna Maini, Tomohiro Takao
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Mauro Davoli

© Mauro Davoli © Mauro Davoli © Mauro Davoli © Mauro Davoli

Crematory In Parma / Studio Zermani e Associati

© Mauro Davoli
© Mauro Davoli
  • Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
  • Location: Parma, Province of Parma, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: Paolo Zermani
  • Design Team: Eugenio Tessoni
  • Collaborators: Roberto Panara
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Mauro Davoli

© Mauro Davoli © Mauro Davoli © Mauro Davoli © Mauro Davoli

DMB House / act_romegialli

  • Architects: act_romegialli
  • Location: Montagna Province of Sondrio, Italy
  • Design Team: Gianmatteo Romegialli, Angela Maria Romegialli, Erika Gaggia
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Filippo Simonetti, Courtesy of act_romegialli

Courtesy of act_romegialli © Filippo Simonetti © Filippo Simonetti © Filippo Simonetti