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Wood and Iron Apartment / Luca Compri (LCArchitetti)

05:00 - 23 January, 2016

© Marco Reggi © Simone Bossi- Varese-Mendrisio © Simone Bossi- Varese-Mendrisio © Marco Reggi +21

Gentle Genius / GG-loop

20:00 - 21 January, 2016
Gentle Genius / GG-loop, © Michael Sieber
© Michael Sieber
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Alessandro Manzoni, 25, 70022 Altamura BA, Italy
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Michael Sieber © Michael Sieber © Michael Sieber © Michael Sieber +17

Villa La Mediterranee / Stefano Boeri Architetti

03:00 - 20 January, 2016
Villa La Mediterranee / Stefano Boeri Architetti, © Carlo Alberto Mari
© Carlo Alberto Mari
  • Architects

  • Location

    Porto Torres, IT - Marsiglia FR
  • Design Team

    Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra, Ivan di Pol, Jean Pierre Manfredi, Alain Goetschy, AR&C
  • Area

    8800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Carlo Alberto Mari © Carlo Alberto Mari © Carlo Alberto Mari © Carlo Alberto Mari +42

Casa FD / ES-arch

13:00 - 12 January, 2016
Casa FD / ES-arch, © Marcello Mariana
© Marcello Mariana
  • Architects

  • Location

    23024 Madesimo SO, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Enrico Scaramellini Architetto
  • Design Team

    Arch. Francesco Manzoni, Arch. Luca Trussoni
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Marcello Mariana © Marcello Mariana © Marcello Mariana © Marcello Mariana +30

Experimental Structure of Bent Wood Takes Shape in Genoa

14:00 - 4 January, 2016
Experimental Structure of Bent Wood Takes Shape in Genoa, © Anna Positano
© Anna Positano

Over a four day period during the New Generations Festival, curators Edouard Cabay (Appareil, ES) and Margherita Del Grosso (MaDGStudio, IT) led an experimental workshop within a shipyard at the Historical Center of Genoa that resulted in a "Bent" installation inspired by navel construction. 

"By bending wood into an (in)habitable structure reminiscent of naval craft, a dialogue was created between the medieval urban fabric of Genoa and its tradition as maritime city," says the curators. "Although is still at the heart of the city's economy, its industry has been relegated to the margins of Genoa, generating conflict and ambiguity between the shore and the urban fabric. The workshop provided an occasion to mend this detachment through an architectural installation that, rather than bringing the city towards the sea, brings the marine element back into the urban fabric."

Competition: Il Parco Centrale di Prato

07:39 - 4 January, 2016
Competition: Il Parco Centrale di Prato

At the beginning of January 2016 the Municipality of Prato, Italy, is launching an open, anonymous, international two-phase design competition for a new 3-hectare urban park in its historical city center. By the end of February, the international jury will select 10 finalist architects who will be invited to conceive a schematic design for the site. In June 2016 the winner will be awarded and commissioned to design the final project for the new Parco Centrale di Prato.

AD Classics: Villa Malaparte / Adalberto Libera

06:00 - 4 January, 2016
AD Classics: Villa Malaparte / Adalberto Libera, © Flickr User: Sean Munson
© Flickr User: Sean Munson

Villa Malaparte, built in 1938 by the Rationalist architect Adalberto Libera in Punta Massullo on the Isle of Capri, is considered to be one of the best examples of Modern Italian architecture. The house, a red structure with inverted pyramid stairs, sits 32 meters over a cliff on the Gulf of Salerno. It is completely isolated from civilization, only accessible by foot or by boat.

The house was commissioned by the Italian writer, Curzio Malaparte whose eccentric character eventually led him to dominate the design process, causing serious conflict with Libera. Malaparte wanted the house to reflect his own personal character and become a place for solitary contemplation and writing. He once said: "Now I live on an island, in an austere and melancholy house, which I built myself on a lonely cliff above the sea. [It is] the image of my desire."

© Gloria Saravia Ortiz. PhD Arquitecta UPC Barcelona España.  Académica Escuela de Arquitectura Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. © Gloria Saravia Ortiz. PhD Arquitecta UPC Barcelona España.  Académica Escuela de Arquitectura Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. © Karl Lagerfeld © Flickr User: John Athayde +15

P17 Housing in Milan / Modourbano

02:00 - 29 December, 2015
P17 Housing in Milan / Modourbano, © Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 17, 20154 Milano, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Marco Zuttioni, Luca Romagnoli, Stefano Cergna
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi +31

Borgo Merlassino / deamicisarchitetti

02:00 - 28 December, 2015
Borgo Merlassino / deamicisarchitetti, © Gabriele Leo
© Gabriele Leo

© Gabriele Leo © Gabriele Leo © Gabriele Leo © Gabriele Leo +41

Residential Building Refurbishment / Studio Macola

02:00 - 23 December, 2015
Residential Building Refurbishment / Studio Macola, © Marco Zanta
© Marco Zanta
  • Architects

  • Location

    Murano, 30141 Venice, Italy
  • Area

    3950.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta +35

Villa Brolo Saccomani Renovation / Bricolo Falsarella

03:00 - 22 December, 2015
Villa Brolo Saccomani Renovation / Bricolo Falsarella, © Nicolò Galeazzi
© Nicolò Galeazzi
  • Architects

  • Location

    37066 Sommacampagna VR, Italy
  • Design Team

    bricolofalsarella associati
  • Collaborators

    Francesca Falsarella, Elisa Bettinazzi, Nicolò Galeazzi, Simone Sala
  • Area

    280.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Nicolò Galeazzi © Nicolò Galeazzi © Nicolò Galeazzi © Nicolò Galeazzi +30

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