Regina Pacis Community Center / Iotti + Pavarani Architetti

15:00 - 21 December, 2015
Regina Pacis Community Center / Iotti + Pavarani Architetti, © Saverio Cantoni
© Saverio Cantoni

© Saverio Cantoni © Saverio Cantoni © Saverio Cantoni © Saverio Cantoni +15

Bailo Museum in Treviso / Studiomas Architetti Associati + Heinz Tesar

09:00 - 20 December, 2015
Bailo Museum in Treviso / Studiomas Architetti Associati + Heinz Tesar, © Marco Zanta
© Marco Zanta

© Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta +29

The Prickly Question of Progress in an Urban World Heritage Site

04:00 - 17 December, 2015
The Prickly Question of Progress in an Urban World Heritage Site, Palazzo Vecchio. Image © Petar Milošević
Palazzo Vecchio. Image © Petar Milošević

The Italian city of Florence is, according to an article for The Observer, seeking "a better class of tourist." Palazzos are being sold off and converted into hotels and spas, and the ubiquitous 'luxury apartment' development brands are creeping ever closer to some of the city's most treasured architectural monuments.  In response, a recent report from UNESCO is urging the municipal government to consider the long-term effects of proposed infrastructural plans on the city, which was inscribed in 1982. "For many vocal and disgruntled Florentines," Stephanie Kirchgaessner writes, "the Palazzo Vecchio is looking less like a stately symbol of civic pride and more like an estate agency."

3TI Progetti's Civic Center in Villacidro is Inspired by Italian Poetry

06:00 - 16 December, 2015
3TI Progetti's Civic Center in Villacidro is Inspired by Italian Poetry, Exterior Rendered View. Image via v2com newswire
Exterior Rendered View. Image via v2com newswire

The new Civic Center by 3TI Progetti in Villacidro, Italy, is sited at an important reference point for the city, due to both its history and natural features.  Located in the "historic garden of the Episcopal Palace," the new center re-interprets the surrounding urban elements, redefining the relationships between its urban and natural surroundings. Read more about this project after the break.

Casa CS / Moramarco+Ventrella architetti

09:00 - 14 December, 2015
Casa CS / Moramarco+Ventrella architetti, Courtesy of Moramarco+Ventrella architetti
Courtesy of Moramarco+Ventrella architetti
  • Architects

  • Location

    70020 Bitritto BA, Italy
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Moramarco+Ventrella architetti

Courtesy of Moramarco+Ventrella architetti Courtesy of Moramarco+Ventrella architetti Courtesy of Moramarco+Ventrella architetti Courtesy of Moramarco+Ventrella architetti +20

Sea Pavillion / Stefano Boeri Architetti

03:00 - 4 December, 2015
Sea Pavillion / Stefano Boeri Architetti, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Paolo Rosselli © Iwan Baan +23

Multifunctional Building / Studio Contini

02:00 - 4 December, 2015
Multifunctional Building / Studio Contini, © Paola De Pietri
© Paola De Pietri
  • Architects

  • Location

    San Michele Tiorre PR, Italy
  • Architect and director of works

    Marco Contini
  • Area

    380.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Paola De Pietri © Paola De Pietri © Paola De Pietri © Paola De Pietri +22

BORDERS 2016 Festival

07:17 - 3 December, 2015
BORDERS 2016 Festival

BORDERS festival, curated by Luca Curci and Andrea Chinellato, will be presented in Venice at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice Art House, and other prestigious venues and historical buildings, in the months between May and November 2016, in the same period of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale. BORDERS consists of 3 main events, BODIES + CITIES SKIN, FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES, FUTURE LANDSCAPES, the Experimental Festival Exhibitions and the Venice Architecture Academy.
For more information about BORDERS FESTIVAL contact us: lucacurci@lucacurci.com

Recovery of Farm Buildings / Studio Contini

03:00 - 3 December, 2015
Recovery of Farm Buildings / Studio Contini, © Paola De Pietri
© Paola De Pietri

© Paolo Lasagni © Paola De Pietri © Paola De Pietri © Paola De Pietri +26

Country House Renovation / Mide Architetti

09:00 - 2 December, 2015
Country House Renovation / Mide Architetti, © Alessandra Bello
© Alessandra Bello

© Alessandra Bello © Alessandra Bello © Alessandra Bello © Alessandra Bello +34

House of the Sea / Stefano Boeri Architetti

03:00 - 2 December, 2015
House of the Sea / Stefano Boeri Architetti, © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

© Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan © Iwan Baan +22

House C / Giorgio Zaetta

02:00 - 28 November, 2015
House C / Giorgio Zaetta, © Alberto Ferrero
© Alberto Ferrero

© Alberto Ferrero © Alberto Ferrero © Alberto Ferrero © Alberto Ferrero +32

Open Call: Transform an Abandoned Lighthouse into a Tourist Facility

07:00 - 26 November, 2015
Open Call: Transform an Abandoned Lighthouse into a Tourist Facility, Courtesy of YAC
Courtesy of YAC

Young Architects Competitions (YAC) has launched their latest competition, asking international designers to imagine a new future for an abandoned Italian lighthouse by transforming it into a tourism facility. There is 15.000€ cash prizes for the winning proposals, and awarded proposals will be published on architectural magazines /websites / will be internationally exhibited.

Bosco Verticale / Boeri Studio

03:00 - 23 November, 2015
Bosco Verticale / Boeri Studio, © Paolo Rosselli
© Paolo Rosselli

© Paolo Rosselli © Paolo Rosselli © Paolo Rosselli © Paolo Rosselli +24

Montesanto Station Refurbishment / Silvio d’Ascia Architecture

15:00 - 19 November, 2015
Montesanto Station Refurbishment / Silvio d’Ascia Architecture, © Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Montesanto, 80135 Napoli, Italy
  • Design Team

    Silvio d'Ascia Architecture (Silvio d'Ascia, design lead / Team members : M.Boenders, R.Camarda, A.Cossin, D.Dorell, A.Rocca , T.Raynaud, A. Cornuau, F.Levêque, M.Roggwiller, E.Macor Rosa, J.Edwards-Ibarra, V.Benini, A.Dubouz, E.Seif, C. de Sainte Marie)
  • Engineering Team

    Tecnosistem SpA (Marco Damonte, lead engineer) / Filippo Cavuoto, structural lead / Falconio, station security
  • Area

    4690.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo © Julien Lanoo +32

ALLIANZ Tower / Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei

03:00 - 16 November, 2015
ALLIANZ Tower  / Arata Isozaki  + Andrea Maffei, © Alessandra Chemollo
© Alessandra Chemollo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Client

    Citylife S.p.A. / Armando Borghi, Marco Beccati - project director, Roberta Pasinetti - technical director, Roberto Russo, Andrea Zerbini, Gianni Armas, Martino Negri,
  • Area

    81615.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Alessandra Chemollo © Alessandra Chemollo © Alessandra Chemollo © Alessandra Chemollo +26

FERMI / BLA Ufficio di Architettura

15:00 - 5 November, 2015
FERMI / BLA Ufficio di Architettura, © Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino +25

World Monuments Fund Releases List of 50 Endangered Cultural Sites

08:00 - 3 November, 2015
World Monuments Fund Releases List of 50 Endangered Cultural Sites , Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Shukhov, 1922. Image © IOM 2015
Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Shukhov, 1922. Image © IOM 2015

The World Monuments Fund has released its 2016 World Monuments Watch list of 50 cultural heritage sites at risk in 36 countries around the world. The list, in its twentieth year, seeks to identify sites “at risk from the forces of nature and the impacts of social, political, and economic change,” and direct financial and technical support towards them. 

The 2016 list includes the entirety of post-earthquake Nepal, an underwater city, the only surviving quadrifrons arch in Rome, and a structurally significant hyperboloid tower, among others. The Fund even featured an “Unnamed Monument” on the list, in honor of all sites at risk of damage from social and political instability around the globe.

Learn more about some of the featured monuments, after the break.