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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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Angelo Vecchio
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

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

  • 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

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."

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Elisabeth And Helmut Uhl Foundation / modostudio

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

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

  • Architects

  • Location

    Laives Bolzano, Italy
  • Design Team

    Fabio Cibinel, Roberto Laurenti, Giorgio Martocchia
  • Area

    1450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

BioCasa 82 / Rosario Picciotto + Welldom

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

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

  • 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

Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio

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

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

  • 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

Miniature Spaces Carved From Stone

00:00 - 10 July, 2014
Miniature Spaces Carved From Stone, Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence. Image © Matthew Simmonds
Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence. Image © Matthew Simmonds

Matthew Simmonds, an art historian and architectural stone carver based in Italy, has created a collection of exceptionally beautiful miniature spaces carved from stone. Having worked on a number of restoration projects in the UK - from Westminster Abbey to Ely Cathedral - his skills have been transferred into work of a much smaller, if not more intricate, scale. Hewn from large stone blocks (some of marble), the level of intricacy Simmonds has achieved in the architectural detailing is almost incredible. Capitals, vaults and surfaces all distort and reflect light in a very beguiling way.

Fragment. Image © Matthew Simmonds Gothic Passage. Image © Matthew Simmonds Gothic Stone. Image © Matthew Simmonds Stone Study. Image © Matthew Simmonds +12

Bagnoli Futura / Silvio d'Ascia Architecture

01:00 - 9 July, 2014
Bagnoli Futura / Silvio d'Ascia Architecture, © Barbara Jodice
© Barbara Jodice

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New School In Piazza Delle Erbe / PFP Architekten

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
New School In Piazza Delle Erbe / PFP Architekten, © Anna Positano
© Anna Positano

© Anna Positano © Anna Positano © Andrea Bosio © Anna Positano +18

Denton Corker Marshall To Design First 21st Century Pavilion in Venice's Giardini

01:00 - 1 July, 2014
Denton Corker Marshall To Design First 21st Century Pavilion in Venice's Giardini, © Denton Corker Marshall
© Denton Corker Marshall

Australia’s new pavilion for the 2015 Venice Art Biennale will be, in the words of featured artist Fiona Hall, “a minefield of madness, badness, and sadness in equal measure.” Designed by firm Denton Corker Marshall, (who also designed the Stonehenge Visitor Centre), the project will replace the 25 year old temporary pavilion designed by Phillip Cox and will be the first building constructed on the Giardini in two decades. 

San Stae / Project Meganom

01:00 - 1 July, 2014
San Stae / Project Meganom, © Yury Grigoryan
© Yury Grigoryan

© Yury Grigoryan © Yury Grigoryan © Yury Grigoryan © Yury Grigoryan +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Venice, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Yury Grigoryan, Pavel Ivanchikov, Iliya Kulesov, Alexandra Pavlova, Yury Kuznezov, Semen Rastorguev
  • Collaborator

    Yury Avvakumov
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Conversation / Cose Turche: Architecture in Istanbul

00:00 - 27 June, 2014
Conversation / Cose Turche: Architecture in Istanbul, © Giuliana Sibilia
© Giuliana Sibilia

MAXXI and Insula architettura e ingegneria with Based Architecture present “Cose Turche”,  a  conversation of six voices about Istanbul, aimed to recognize and trace the pulsating identity of a metropolis, which in its present metamorphosis is able to tell us about significant pieces of third millenium urban culture.

Lineal House in Bione / estudoquarto

01:00 - 25 June, 2014
 Lineal House in Bione / estudoquarto, © Marcio Tolotti
© Marcio Tolotti

© Marcio Tolotti © Marcio Tolotti © Marcio Tolotti © Marcio Tolotti +22

Sam Jacob & Wouter Vanstiphout on Curating "A Clockwork Jerusalem"

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
Sam Jacob & Wouter Vanstiphout on Curating "A Clockwork Jerusalem", The Mound. Image © James Taylor-Foster
The Mound. Image © James Taylor-Foster

The British Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale takes the large scale projects of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s and explores the "mature flowering of British Modernism at the moment it was at its most socially, politically and architecturally ambitious but also the moment that witnessed its collapse." The exhibition tells the story of how British modernity emerged out of an unlikely combination of interests and how "these modern visions continue to create our physical and imaginative landscapes." To those who know the UK's architectural heritage, this cultural and social history is delivered in a way which feels strangely familiar, whilst uncovering fascinating hidden histories of British modernity that continue to resonate in the 21st century.

We caught up with Sam Jacob, co-founder of FAT Architecture (of which this exhibition is their final project), and Wouter Vanstiphout, partner at Rotterdam-based Crimson Architectural Historians, outside the British Pavilion to discuss the ideas behind, and significance of, A Clockwork Jerusalem.

© James Taylor-Foster
© James Taylor-Foster