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Milan Restores Famous Rainbow Tower Tiles

The Milan City Council, in partnership with the Rete Ferroviaria Italiana Gruppo FS Italiane railway authorities, has completed the restoration of the famous Torre Arcobaleno (Rainbow Tower) at Porto Garibaldi. 

Villaggio Save The Children / Argot ou La Maison Mobile

On the occasion of Expo2015, Save the Children Italia Onlus presents  a Pavilion that culd be better defined as a proper “village”, a domestic and welcoming environment which designs the space of an ideal place of the world where the Ong usually operates.

Gallery: Palladio in Vicenza

Phillip Bond, an architectural photographer based in the US, recently made a trip back to the city of his birth: Vicenza. While there he took the opportunity to photograph a series of Andrea Palladio's most famous works, from the Palazzo Chiericati and the Basilica Palladiana, to the Palazzo del Capitaniato. The vast majority of Palladio's built works exist in the Veneto region of Italy in cities such as Padua, Verona, and Venice with the highest concentration in Vicenza, which was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.

See the gallery in full after the break.

Palladio in Vincenza. Image © Phillip Bond Palazzo Chiericati. Image © Phillip Bond © Phillip Bond © Phillip Bond

Kristalia New Headquarters / Sandro Burigana

© Paolo Contratti - Contratticompany Srl © Paolo Contratti - Contratticompany Srl © Paolo Contratti - Contratticompany Srl © Paolo Contratti - Contratticompany Srl

Casa Crotta / Massimo Galeotti Architetto

© Francesco Castagna © Francesco Castagna © Francesco Castagna © Francesco Castagna

Moroccan Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 / OUALALOU+CHOI

  • Architects: OUALALOU+CHOI
  • Location: Padiglione Marocco - Expo 2015, Via Belgioioso Cristina, 70, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: ​Tarik Oualalou, Linna Choi
  • Area: 1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: ​Luc Boegly

© ​Luc Boegly © ​Luc Boegly © ​Luc Boegly © ​Luc Boegly

LEGO@ Villa Pennisi in Musica

A theatre destroyed by a fire, a unique architecture workshop, a classical music festival and a creative challenge. Can architects design a structure to amplify the sound and put the music back in the theatre? LEGO Architecture Studio is helping out.

Sicillian Farm Renovation / ACA Amore Campione Architettura

© Sebastiano Amore © Sebastiano Amore © Sebastiano Amore © Sebastiano Amore

Snøhetta Selected to Design Cable Car for Bolzano in Italy

The Italian city of Bolzano, located in the foothills of the alps, has an intimate connection with the mountains that surround it. However, for almost 40 years, one of the most commanding views of Bolzano has been inaccessible, since the cable car which led up to the Virgolo mountain was closed in 1976. After winning an international design competition hosted by The SIGNA Group, Snøhetta has now been selected to replace that cable car, making the summit of Virgolo accessible once again and returning a valuable tourist asset to the city.

Summit station. Image © Snøhetta Summit station plan. Image © Snøhetta Summit station. Image © Snøhetta Base station plan. Image © Snøhetta

Ecuador Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 / Zorrozua y Asociados

© Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi © Marcela Grassi Courtesy of Zorrozua y Asociados

Exhibition: Cersaie 2015

Cersaie—the world’s largest exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings—will take place at the Bologna Exhibition Center in Bologna, Italy from September 28-October 2, 2015 for its 33rd year. The show is organized by Edi.Cer SpA and promoted by Confindustria Ceramica in collaboration with Bologna Fiere.

Ecosustainable House In Salento / Massimo Iosa Ghini

© Cosmo Laera © Cosmo Laera © Cosmo Laera © Cosmo Laera

ENEL Pavilion / Piuarch

  • Architects: Piuarch
  • Location: Expo Gate, Via Luca Beltrami, 20121 Milano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: Francesco Fresa, Germàn Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini, Monica Tricario
  • Design Team: Gianni Mollo, Marco Dragoni, Davide Fascione, Enrico Pellegrini, Jenny Spagnolatti, Gianluca Iannotta, Alessandro Leanti, Santiago Trujillo, Anna Zauli
  • Area: 900.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna

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

One Photographer's Definitive Guide to the Pavilions of the 2015 World Expo

Darren Bradley, an architectural photographer and Instagrammer (@modarchitecture) based in San Diego, has shared a definitive collection of photographs from the 2015 World Expo. Each pavilion in the 1.1million square metre exhibition area, located just outside of Milan, is showcasing the best of their technology which offer "a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the planet and its equilibrium."

SET Architects Win Bologna Holocaust Memorial Design Competition

Rome-based SET Architects has been announced as the winner of the international design competition held by the Jewish Community of Bologna to design a Holocaust memorial in Bologna, Italy. The winning design—called the Shoah Memorial—is a representation of the wooden bunks from concentration camps where prisoners were kept, and thus is comprised of a “narrow and cold passage between two equal and symmetrical elements.”

Corpus Intra Muros / Stefan Hitthaler

  • Architects: Stefan Hitthaler,
  • Location: 39031 Bruneck, Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Italy
  • Collaboration: Ulrich Leitner
  • Internal Wall Image: Stefan Hitthaler
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Christof Theurer

© Christof Theurer © Christof Theurer © Christof Theurer © Christof Theurer