Czech Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 / Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers

03:00 - 21 September, 2015
Czech Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 / Chybik+Kristof Architects & Urban Designers, © Lukas Pelech
© Lukas Pelech

Through the end of October, the Czech Republic, along with over 150 other counties of the world, is participating in the Expo 2015 in the northern Italian metropolis of Milan. Expo, far beyond being a venue to showcase progress and the latest discoveries in science and technology, also aims to contribute to solving current global problems and to strengthen international cooperation. The motto of the Milan Expo is: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, referring to the need for balanced securing of quality sources of food and potable water for everyone on the planet. The Czech Republic chose water as the central theme of its exposition, since in the European Water Charter of 1968 it is stated that “water is indispensable to all forms of life” and its preservation “is the joint responsibility of states and all users”.

Summer School: The City and the Water

19:30 - 13 September, 2015
Summer School: The City and the Water, Invite - ph. Paolo Vezzoni ©zero+studio
Invite - ph. Paolo Vezzoni ©zero+studio

Students will be guided by the architect Santiago Cirugeda (Recetas urbanas, Seville), scientific director of the Summer School, and will work in close collaboration with the artists and artisans of the "2 Luoghi". The director of the Summer School is prof. Roberto Pierini, president of the Master Degree Course in Architectural Engineering at the University of Pisa. Among the guest lecturers, the artists Paolo Ulian and Andrea Salvetti, and the architect Alessandra Capanna, professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Università La Sapienza in Rome.

House in Basilicata / OSA architettura e paesaggio

09:00 - 8 September, 2015
House in Basilicata / OSA architettura e paesaggio, © Piermario Ruggeri
© Piermario Ruggeri

© Piermario Ruggeri © Piermario Ruggeri © Pierluigi Barile © Piermario Ruggeri +37

House on the Stream Morella / Andrea Oliva

03:00 - 3 September, 2015
House on the Stream Morella / Andrea Oliva, © Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert
© Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert
  • Architects

  • Location

    42024 Castelnovo RE, Italy
  • Collaborators

    Luca Paroli, David Zilioli
  • Area

    390.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert © Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert © Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert © Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert +27

Technopole for Industrial Research Shed #19 / Andrea Oliva Architetto

09:00 - 2 September, 2015
Technopole for Industrial Research Shed #19 / Andrea Oliva Architetto, © Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert
© Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert

© Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert	© Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert	© Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert	© Kai-Uwe Schulte-Bunert	+14

Call for Proposals: Collateral Events for Venice Biennale 2016

16:17 - 1 September, 2015
Call for Proposals: Collateral Events for Venice Biennale 2016, Venice Biennale 2014 Collateral Event: Time Space Existence. Image © studio sc, studio mk27; shooting space, 2011
Venice Biennale 2014 Collateral Event: Time Space Existence. Image © studio sc, studio mk27; shooting space, 2011

La Biennale di Venezia has launched a call for proposals for the Collateral Events of 2016. Searching for original exhibitions, installations and/or symposiums that will run alongside the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, the call is restricted to non-profit public or private institutions. All proposals must be "meaningful in relation" to the Exhibition's theme. Selection will be contingent on the approval of Artistic Director Alejandro Aravena and the Board of the Biennale. All Collateral Events will be autonomously organized outside the institutional venues of La Biennale (Giardini and Arsenale). Submit your ideas HERE by October 30, 2015. 

Open Call: Exhibition Proposals for Turkey's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

08:00 - 30 August, 2015
Open Call: Exhibition Proposals for Turkey's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, From the Pavilion of Turkey at the 2014 Venice Biennale, "Places of Memory". Image © Nico Saieh
From the Pavilion of Turkey at the 2014 Venice Biennale, "Places of Memory". Image © Nico Saieh

The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) is hosting an open call for proposals for the Pavilion of Turkey's exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The call is open to all people and institutions of relevant fields, including architects, designers, artists, historians, curators, theoreticians and critics.

Natali Building / MMAA

04:00 - 30 August, 2015
Natali Building / MMAA, © Laminam
© Laminam
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Paolo Emilio Taviani, 52, 19125 La Spezia SP, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Mario Manfroni, Patrizia Burlando
  • Area

    5150.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Laminam © Roberto Buratta © Roberto Buratta © Roberto Buratta +27

Structures in the Slope / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

05:00 - 27 August, 2015
Structures in the Slope / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten, © Lukas Schaller
© Lukas Schaller

© Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller © Lukas Schaller +32

Polish Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 / 2pm Architekci

02:00 - 27 August, 2015
Polish Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 / 2pm Architekci, Courtesy of 2pm Architekci
Courtesy of 2pm Architekci
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Design Team

    Piotr Musialowski, Michal Adamczyk, Stanisław Ignaciuk, Michal Lenczewski
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of 2pm Architekci

Courtesy of 2pm Architekci Courtesy of 2pm Architekci Courtesy of 2pm Architekci Courtesy of 2pm Architekci +20

Fire Consumes Pier Luigi Nervi's Palazzo del Lavoro

15:09 - 21 August, 2015

Pier Luigi Nervi's Palazzo del Lavoro (Palace of Labour) in Turin has been devastated by fire. The unoccupied exhibition hall, originally built for Italia'61, had been undergoing renovations. As La Stampa Turin reports, the fire started on the second floor and is most likely the result of arson. A similar incident happened a few months ago, but was quickly extinguished. 

The glass encased Palace of Labour is internally divided by 16 structurally independent steel roofed compartments, each supported by radial branches stemming from 65-foot-tall concrete columns.

Atelier Fleuriste / ELASTICOSPA + 3

15:00 - 20 August, 2015
Atelier Fleuriste / ELASTICOSPA + 3, © Beppe Giardino
© Beppe Giardino

© Beppe Giardino © Beppe Giardino © Marco Boella © Marco Boella +23

Slovenian Book Center In Trieste / SoNo Arhitekti

05:00 - 19 August, 2015
Slovenian Book Center In Trieste / SoNo Arhitekti, © Žiga Lovšin
© Žiga Lovšin
  • Architects

  • Location

    Trieste, Italy
  • Authors

    Edvard Blažko , Marko Volk , Nejc Batistič, Aleš Plesničar , Igor Spetič
  • Area

    177.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Žiga Lovšin © Žiga Lovšin © Žiga Lovšin © Žiga Lovšin +15

Metaphysical Remix / Marcante-Testa (UdA)

02:00 - 18 August, 2015
Metaphysical Remix / Marcante-Testa (UdA), © Carola Ripamonti
© Carola Ripamonti

© Carola Ripamonti © Carola Ripamonti © Carola Ripamonti © Carola Ripamonti +14

Learning from Venturi / ELASTICOSPA + 3

15:00 - 17 August, 2015
Learning from Venturi / ELASTICOSPA + 3, © Jacopo Riccesi
© Jacopo Riccesi

© Jacopo Riccesi © Jacopo Riccesi © Jacopo Riccesi © Jacopo Riccesi +30

Country House / ELASTICOSPA + 3

03:00 - 14 August, 2015
Country House / ELASTICOSPA + 3, © Betta Crovato
© Betta Crovato
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sacile PN, Italy
  • Design Team

    Stefano Pujatti, Alberto Del Maschio, Marco Burigana, Valeria Brero, Corrado Curti, Daniele Almondo
  • Area

    525.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Betta Crovato © Betta Crovato © Betta Crovato © Betta Crovato +19

A Bold Proposal for Revitalization Wins Third Place in Milan's Piazza della Scala Competition

06:00 - 10 August, 2015
A Bold Proposal for Revitalization Wins Third Place in Milan's Piazza della Scala Competition, Courtesy of UNDURRAGA DEVES ARQUITECTOS
Courtesy of UNDURRAGA DEVES ARQUITECTOS

The City of Milan has announced the winners of a competition to redesign the Piazza della Scala, with a bold idea to reconfigure the Piazza similarly to its arrangement in the 19th Century taking third place. Designed by Chilean architect Cristian Undurraga in collaboration with Laura Signorelli, Stefano Rolla, Sebastián Mallea, Soledad Fernandez, Michele Zambetti, Max Daiber and Leonardo Valdés, the proposal begins with the demolition of the medieval block separating the Teatro alla Scala and the Palacio Marino, developing visual continuity to catalyze construction and improve existing spaces. Read more about the proposal after the break.

ARKxSITE Announces Winners of Portugal Art Centre Competition

08:00 - 8 August, 2015
ARKxSITE Announces Winners of Portugal Art Centre Competition, First Place External Rendered View. Image Courtesy of ARKXSITE
First Place External Rendered View. Image Courtesy of ARKXSITE

ARKxSITE has announced the winners of its call for ideas for a hypothetical contemporary Art Centre to be built in the Fortress of Cresmina in Cascais, Portugal. Open to architecture students and architects under 40 years of age, entrants were challenged to preserve the significant cultural, historical and landscape elements of the Fortress of Cresmina, celebrating the existing ruins to create a unique experience for visitors. The jury comprised Alberto Mottola, (demogo studio di architettura, Italy), Felipe Grallert (Felipe Grallert Arquitectos, Chile) and Rasmus Jessing (COBE, Denmark). See the third, second and first place winners after the break.