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Walk on Water with Space Caviar's Floating Cultural Installation on Italian Lake

12:00 - 18 September, 2016
Walk on Water with Space Caviar's Floating Cultural Installation on Italian Lake, Courtesy of Space Caviar
Courtesy of Space Caviar

Genoa-based studio Space Caviar has recently unveiled Arcipelago di Ocno, an aquatic installation on a lake in Mantova, Italy, which is the 2016 Italian Capital of Culture. Named after the local demigod Ocno, the installation recalls the form of a lotus, a plant with an extensive presence in Mantova’s lakes. 

Acting as an aquatic piazza for the city, the archipelago of floating islands “[extends] Mantova’s urban fabric onto the lakes that surround its historic center,” utilizing modular units to create a venue for Mantova’s cultural activities for years to come.

Courtesy of Space Caviar Courtesy of Space Caviar Courtesy of Space Caviar Courtesy of Space Caviar +18

Ermenegildo Zegna HQ / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners + Beretta Associati

01:00 - 9 September, 2016
Ermenegildo Zegna HQ / Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners + Beretta Associati, © Leo Torri
© Leo Torri

© Leo Torri © Leo Torri © Leo Torri © Leo Torri +15

5 Emblematic Buildings by Giuseppe Terragni

08:00 - 6 September, 2016
5 Emblematic Buildings by Giuseppe Terragni, © José Tomás Franco
© José Tomás Franco

With a short career of only thirteen years, Italian architect Giuseppe Terragni (1904-1943) left an important legacy of built works that are now used as classic references of modern and rationalist architecture.

We traveled to Como and Milan to visit Terragni's emblematic works that clearly reflect his style. These projects are based on the organized configuration of architectural elements that individually appear clean, pure, and expressive, but together also form a harmonious whole. 

These are: Novocomum, Casa Rustici, Asilo Sant'Elia, Casa Giuliani Frigerio and Casa Lavezzari. 

© José Tomás Franco © José Tomás Franco © José Tomás Franco © José Tomás Franco +58

Villa A / Perathoner Architects

03:00 - 5 September, 2016
Villa A / Perathoner Architects, © Arik Oberrauch
© Arik Oberrauch

© Arik Oberrauch © Arik Oberrauch © Arik Oberrauch © Arik Oberrauch +12

After/Umbracula / Attilio Stocchi

09:00 - 3 September, 2016
After/Umbracula / Attilio Stocchi, Courtesy of Studio di Architettura Attilio Stocchi
Courtesy of Studio di Architettura Attilio Stocchi

Courtesy of Studio di Architettura Attilio Stocchi Courtesy of Studio di Architettura Attilio Stocchi Courtesy of Studio di Architettura Attilio Stocchi Courtesy of Studio di Architettura Attilio Stocchi +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

Renzo Piano to Lead Reconstruction Efforts Following Italian Earthquake

12:20 - 30 August, 2016
Renzo Piano to Lead Reconstruction Efforts Following Italian Earthquake, Red Cross Responders aid victims of the magnitude 6.2 earthquake to hit central Italy last week. Image © flickr user IFRC. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Red Cross Responders aid victims of the magnitude 6.2 earthquake to hit central Italy last week. Image © flickr user IFRC. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has asked architect Renzo Piano to lead in the reconstruction of the central Italian towns devastated by last week’s magnitude 6.2 earthquake that claimed the lives of at least 290 people. Renzi announced a national action plan for recovery and risk prevention on Monday after meeting with Piano to discuss strategies for housing the over 3,000 displaced survivors and rebuilding the historic towns in a manner that would mitigate damage caused by future seismic activity.

“We have to act quickly, with the utmost urgency,” said Piano in a telephone interview with The Guardian. “Anti-seismic requirements must be inserted in the laws of the country to make our homes safe, just as it’s compulsory for a car to have brakes that work.”

Experts Fear Massive Losses of Historic Italian Architecture Following Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake

14:10 - 25 August, 2016
Experts Fear Massive Losses of Historic Italian Architecture Following Magnitude 6.2 Earthquake

After yesterday’s devastating magnitude 6.2 earthquake in central Italy, art historians fear that numerous historic Italian buildings and their contents may be permanently lost. The affected region is dotted with hilltowns containing beautiful churches, monuments and museums, many of which have been rendered completely unrecognizable.

The 7th Academy Day Event: Reshaping Arch-Viz

09:00 - 22 August, 2016
The 7th Academy Day Event: Reshaping Arch-Viz , State of Art Academy
State of Art Academy

SOA ACADEMY.
THE ITALIAN TRAINING CENTRE
FOR ARCHITECTURAL VISUALIZATION.

Emme Elle Apartment / Archiplanstudio

13:00 - 19 August, 2016
Emme Elle Apartment  / Archiplanstudio, © Davide Galli
© Davide Galli

© Davide Galli © Davide Galli © Davide Galli © Davide Galli +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    21052 Busto Arsizio, Province of Varese, Italy
  • Area

    102.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Encounters in Optimism: Utopia in a Finite World

04:15 - 17 August, 2016
Encounters in Optimism: Utopia in a Finite World, La Chateau de Venise. Image Courtesy of VAi
La Chateau de Venise. Image Courtesy of VAi

In late August, the Flanders Architecture Institute will organise Encounters in Optimism: Utopia in a Finite World, an interactive programme of lectures, debates and workshops that will take place in various national pavilions at the Venice Architecture Biennale. The overarching theme is "the architectural utopia in a finite world."

Together with The British Council, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the Creative Industries Fund NL, the Flanders Architecture Institute has put together a programme for architects, students and the general public to reflect on how architecture can redefine the city. The economic climate and the idea of utopia are the main topics in these discussions.

AD Classics: Proposal for a Hospital in Venice / Le Corbusier

04:30 - 15 August, 2016
AD Classics: Proposal for a Hospital in Venice / Le Corbusier, Model. Image © Fondation Le Corbusier (FLC/ADAGP)
Model. Image © Fondation Le Corbusier (FLC/ADAGP)

Le Corbusier made an indelible mark on Modernist architecture when he declared “une maison est une machine-à-habiter” (“a house is a machine for living”). His belief that architecture should be as efficient as machinery resulted in such proposals such as the Plan Voisin, a proposal to transform the Second Empire boulevards of Paris into a series of cruciform skyscrapers rising from a grid of freeways and open parks.[1] Not all of Le Corbusier’s concepts, however, were geared toward such radical urban transformation. His 1965 proposal for a hospital in Venice, Italy, was notable in its attempt at seeking aesthetic harmony with its unique surroundings: an attempt not to eradicate history, but to translate it.

Model. Image © Fondation Le Corbusier (FLC/ADAGP) Plan Plan Situation Plan +7

Three Nordic Refractions: After Belonging Agency Discuss the Theme of the 2016 Oslo Trienniale

04:00 - 12 August, 2016

In May 2016, the After Belonging Agency discussed the theme of the forthcoming Oslo Architecture Triennale—entitled After Belonging: a Triennale In-Residence, On Residence, and the Ways We Stay In-Transit—as part of In Therapy, the exhibition of the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The hour-long discussion, which also includes presentations by Shumi Bose and Füsun Türetken, begins with an in-depth description of how the Triennale intends to focus on the future challenges of migration by investigating how cities and architecture can react to large groups of people moving and resettling.

Cottage Restoration / Studio Contini

02:00 - 8 August, 2016
Cottage Restoration / Studio Contini, Courtesy of Studio Contini
Courtesy of Studio Contini

Courtesy of Studio Contini Courtesy of Studio Contini Courtesy of Studio Contini Courtesy of Studio Contini +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Località Agna, 43021 Agna PR, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Marco Contini
  • Collaborators

    Sara Chiari, Matteo Zaccarelli
  • Area

    68.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

Base - Center For Culture And Creativity / Onsite Studio

22:00 - 5 August, 2016
Base - Center For Culture And Creativity  / Onsite Studio, © Giovanna Silva
© Giovanna Silva

© Giovanna Silva © Giovanna Silva © Anders Sune Berg © Giovanna Silva +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Bergognone, 34, 20144 Milano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Giancarlo Floridi, Angelo Lunati
  • Design Team

    Tommaso Brambati (project leader), Sebastian Sanchez, Pietro Manazza, Filippo Fagioli, Lorenza Odorizzi, Simone Marmori, Chiara Molinari, Andrea Morstabilini, Michele Miserotti, Julyia Yarosh, Octavian Catlabuga, Andrea Fossati, Jacopo Lamura, Nikolas Jelenkovic, Anna Savoia, Silvia Moretti, Carlotta Torsiglieri
  • Area

    8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

La Casa di Chiara e Stefano / duearchitetti

02:00 - 5 August, 2016
La Casa di Chiara e Stefano  / duearchitetti, © Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi

© Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi © Simone Bossi +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    21100 Varese, Province of Varese, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    duearchitetti
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Along the Levee / R3Architetti

09:00 - 31 July, 2016
Along the Levee / R3Architetti, © Twin Pixel Video
© Twin Pixel Video

© Twin Pixel Video © Twin Pixel Video © Twin Pixel Video © Twin Pixel Video +19

Masseria Moroseta / Andrew Trotter

03:00 - 29 July, 2016
Masseria Moroseta / Andrew Trotter, © Salva Lopez
© Salva Lopez

© Salva Lopez © Salva Lopez © Salva Lopez © Salva Lopez +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    72017 Ostuni, Province of Brindisi, Italy
  • Area

    340.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Monastery of San Giuliano Restoration / CN10 architetti

02:00 - 28 July, 2016
Monastery of San Giuliano Restoration / CN10 architetti, © Gianluca Gelmini
© Gianluca Gelmini

© Gianluca Gelmini © Gianluca Gelmini © Gianluca Gelmini © Gianluca Gelmini +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    24040 Bonate Sotto BG, Italy
  • Client

    Municipality of Bonate Sotto, Private client
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs