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Giordano / Binocle

  • Architects: Binocle
  • Location: Oleggio, Italy
  • Architect In Charge: Lorenzo Bini
  • Client: Laura and Luigi Giordano
  • Area: 90.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Giovanna Silva

© Giovanna Silva © Giovanna Silva © Giovanna Silva © Giovanna Silva

'On Space Time Foam' Exhibition / Studio Tomas Saraceno

On display until February 3rd at the HangarBicocca in Milan, the ‘On Space Time Foam’ suspended art exhibit by Studio Tomas Saraceno is composed of a transparent surface accessible to visitors, hanging at a height of 20 metres and covering 400 square metres on three layers, for a total of 1,200 square metres. Known for his surprising structures that draw the public into extraordinary spatial and emotional experiences, the large soft and floating film welcomes visitors who will thus find themselves moving mid-air between the floor and the ceiling, earth and sky, and it compels them to lose their spatial coordinates. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Barra&Barra Office / Damilano Studio Architects

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

Museum MUMAC / Arkispazio

  • Architects: Arkispazio
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Structural Engineering: Francesco Terreni
  • Mep Engineering: Antonio Bozino
  • Head Designers: Paolo Balzanelli, Valerio Cometti
  • Area: 1800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Arkispazio

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'Experimental Growth' Arik Levy Exhibition

The Bisazza Foundation is currently exhibiting the site-specific architectural installation by Arik Levy, which will be on display until December 21 in Vicenza. Dedicated to the Israeli designer Arik Levy, with the title Experimental Growth, the exhibition comprises a structural modification to the architecture of the Foundation, a macroinstallation called Rock Chamber and a video created especially for the event, titled Virtual Truth. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

Dwellings in Spotorno / Ariu + Vallino Architects

  • Architects: Ariu + Vallino Architects
  • Location: Spotorno, Italy
  • Principal Designer: Vincenzo Ariu and Sabrina Vallino
  • Collaborators: Carlo Garbero, Enzo Laise, Simona Maggi, Olivier Moudio, Elena Scasso, Fabrizio Testa
  • Engineers: Paolo Testa, Marco Gaminara
  • Area: 655.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Ariu + Vallino Architects

Courtesy of Ariu + Vallino Architects Courtesy of Ariu + Vallino Architects Courtesy of Ariu + Vallino Architects Courtesy of Ariu + Vallino Architects

'Emerging Realities' International Student Workshop

Taking place November 11-18, the ‘Emerging Realities’ international student workshop will take place in Venice as part of the Biennale to feature international guest speakers. The event, put on by the Institute for Architecture and Landscape, LANDLAB ia&l, envisions the Venice lagoon archipelago as a prototype for a future metropolitan regional system. The new productive landscape proposes that it is capable of supporting such community while establishing an integrated and environmentally stable system that builds upon existing biodiversity, cultural practice, and production. For more information on the event, please visit here.

Italian architect Gae Aulenti dies at 84

© Ernesto Ruscio / Getty Images Europe via Zimbio
© Ernesto Ruscio / Getty Images Europe via Zimbio

Architect, designer and theoretician Gae Aulenti (1927-2012) died late Wednesday night in her Milan home at the age of 84. The Palazzolo della Stella native will always be remembered as being one of the few well recognized women that worked in Italian postwar design. Throughout her career, Aulenti’s multi-faceted talent contributed greatly to the evolution of art, architecture and design. continue reading for more…

Home Box / Architech - Architecture and Technology

  • Architects: Architech - Architecture and Technology
  • Location: Minihaus im Holzcontainer, Italy
  • Design Team: Han Slawik, Sonja Tinney
  • Area: 63.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Architech - Architecture and Technology

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Tower B1 / Valle Architetti

  • Architects: Valle Architetti
  • Location: Roma, Italy
  • Architect In Charge: arch. Piero Valle with arch. Ugo Tranquillini and arch. Stefano Bindi.
  • Design Team: Servizio Ingegneria Lamaro Appalti Spa Unipersonale, arch. Rossella Capri.
  • Structures: SBG & Partners: biggiguerrini ingegneria Spa, ing. Massimo Guerrini, ing. Luciano Gioacchini.
  • Mechanical Systems: ENETEC Srl - Ingegneria Energetica e Realizzazione Impianti Roma, ing. Renato Tito, arch. Giorgio Landolfi.
  • Client: Porta di Roma Srl.
  • Building Contractor: ELLEPI S.C.A.R.L., Roma
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Giuseppe Dall'Arche, Courtesy of Valle Architetti

© Giuseppe Dall'Arche © Giuseppe Dall'Arche © Giuseppe Dall'Arche © Giuseppe Dall'Arche

'Networking Nature' Installation / Studiomobile

Designed by Studiomobile, the ‘Networking Nature’ installation is on display until November 25th as part of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012, within the exhibition, “Traces of Century and Future Steps”. Their project is a living machine where it is impossible to see the dividing line between naturalized architecture and artificial organism. It deals with the issue of desalination of seawater and its integration into a Smart Water Network. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Cube House / Studio Schiattarella

Located in Rome’s ‘Olympic Village’, the ‘Cube House’ is laid out as a single unit in which a central element, in the form of a cube, divides and distributes its various functional areas without any interruptions: living, sleeping, cooking and bathing. Designed by Studio Schiattarella, their renovation in the original 49 m2 apartment is designed in a way that all the internal partitions could be eliminated, resulting in the formation of a single open space measuring 7m x 7m. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New York Cityvision Competition Awards Ceremony

Courtesy of CityVision
Courtesy of CityVision

This Friday, October 12, CityVision will celebrate its second year during the event UNKNOWN, a special event that will take place at Galleria di Architettura “come se”, a Roman architecture space devoted to creativity and innovation. The event will feature the winners of New York CityVision International Competition, which were recently featured here and the competition Awards Ceremony. During the event CityVision Magazine # 7, the new issue of the international free press on contemporary architecture, will also be presented and free distributed. it will be also possible to have a look at the site specific artwork made by SBAGLIATO for CityVision about the theme Past Shock. Another capital moment of the event will also be the seventh edition of PECHA KUCHA NIGHTTM ROMA.  

Hydroelectric Power Station Punibach / monovolume architecture + design

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Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design

Architects: monovolume architecture + design Location: Planeiler Alm, South Tyrol, Italy Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design

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Building A / Studio Manfroni & Associati srl

  • Architects: Studio Manfroni & Associati srl
  • Location: La Spezia, Italy
  • Architect In Charge: Mario Manfroni, Patrizia Burlando, Danilo Sergiampietri, Daniela Cappelletti
  • Structural Engineering: Exa engineering srl, La Spezia, Italy
  • Area: 0.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Roberto Buratta

© Roberto Buratta © Roberto Buratta © Roberto Buratta © Roberto Buratta

HARDWARE SOFTCORE Installation / Gabriele Falconi

The HARDWARE SOFTCORE Installation, designed by Gabriele Falconi, is directed to the interaction of the viewer, to his involvement, even physical, as an actor aware of choices and paths. Of monumental size, its modular installation was born from the idea of using the standard scaffolding system, which is made of shiny galvanized steel, repeating and assembling in vertical and horizontal direction.“The use of construction element, the simplest, declined to unusual, different, ambiguous shapes. For a skeleton of a large lizard, a cathedral with many naves, an interstellar starship. All that is involved here is multiple and transforms itself, starting from temporary basis to monumental forms, contradicting its premises. And finding its attractive side in construction hardware.” – Falconi. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Secret Garden / Tomas Ghisellini Architects

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Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects Location: Tavazzano con Villavesco (Lodi), Italy Project Year: 2012 Photographs: Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

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Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects
Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects
Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects
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Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects