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Reporting from the Front: 6 Months in 5 Minutes

04:00 - 25 November, 2016

This week the 2016 Venice Architecture BiennaleReporting From the Front—will close. Six months have passed and hundreds of thousands of architects, urbanists, designers and tourists have perused both the National Participations (of which more were represented this year than ever before) and the central exhibition curated by Alejandro Aravena – the first South American to direct the most prestigious event on the architectural calendar. ArchDaily has compiled our most extensive coverage of the event and, as the 15th incarnation of Biennale shuts its gates for the last time, our collection of articles, interviews and publication excerpts remains permanently accessible.

OMA Announced as "Creative Mediators" for Manifesta 12 in Palermo

11:30 - 24 November, 2016

OMA, led by partner Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, have been chosen as the "Creative Mediators" for the 12th edition of Manifesta, which will be held in Palermo in 2018. The practice will assemble an interdisciplinary team to investigate the role of governance in the Italian city, and address how contemporary urban centers are affected by tourism, gentrification, migration and climate change. They will also work "with specialists from the fields of contemporary art, sociology, music, cinema and architecture" to develop a series of "interactive, interdisciplinary, performative and artistic interventions."

Reporting From The Front: Sustainability vs. Security

10:06 - 15 November, 2016
Reporting From The Front: Sustainability vs. Security, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Based on his experience in curating the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2016 in Venice, the Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena inspired the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction to organize a debate on sustainability and security. Framed as one of this year Architecture Biennale’s discussions, the event will foreground topics that were raised in the context of the exhibition “Reporting from the Front” and expose them to “real life reports” from the forefront of architecture and related disciplines.

Growing security concerns, specifically pertaining to the world supply chain and global flows of construction materials as well as the

The Cloud / Studio Fuksas

03:00 - 14 November, 2016
The Cloud / Studio Fuksas, © Moreno Maggi
© Moreno Maggi

© Moreno Maggi © Leonardo Finotti © Leonardo Finotti © Moreno Maggi +57

Turned House / MZC Plus

13:00 - 7 November, 2016
Turned House / MZC Plus, © Marco Zanta
© Marco Zanta

© Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta © Marco Zanta +53

  • Architects

  • Location

    Treviso, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Giuseppe Cangialosi
  • Area

    257.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Melloni / Barreca & La Varra

09:00 - 6 November, 2016
Melloni  / Barreca & La Varra, © Carola Merello
© Carola Merello

© Carola Merello                © Carola Merello                © Carola Merello                © Carola Merello                +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Macedonio Melloni, 20129 Milano, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra
  • Area

    942.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Video: Jan Gehl on Modernism and the Social Sciences

08:00 - 6 November, 2016

The Danish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, curated by Boris Brorman Jensen and Kristoffer Lindhardt Weiss, is dense with models – "a wunderkammer of architectural prototypes." The exhibition, which attempts to present new insights into how contemporary Danish architecture has been influenced by critics of Modernism (the "Modern approach"), features Jan Gehl—a famed Danish architect and urbanist renowned for his focus on improving the quality of urban life—as its standard bearer. In this exclusive film, shared by the curators, Gehl puts forward his position.

Generazione: a call from Rome - Chapter 2, MAIO & Point Supreme

22:48 - 3 November, 2016
Generazione: a call from Rome - Chapter 2, MAIO & Point Supreme, Generazione: a call from Rome, credit by Alessio Agresta, Jacopo Costanzo, WAR.
Generazione: a call from Rome, credit by Alessio Agresta, Jacopo Costanzo, WAR.

The second chapter of the series in Rome, at Casa dell’Architettura, with MAIO from Barcelona and Point Supreme from Athens.

The participants of the series - all born in the Eighties - are paired in couples, in order to obtain an interesting dialogue in each and every meeting.

About the lecture, we are asking to make the main references [architectural and non-architectural] emerge as much as possible, to show how they affect each one practice.

Milazzo Apartment / Archiplanstudio

03:00 - 3 November, 2016
Milazzo Apartment / Archiplanstudio, © Davide Galli Atelier
© Davide Galli Atelier

© Davide Galli Atelier © Davide Galli Atelier © Davide Galli Atelier © Davide Galli Atelier +29

Call for Applications: Postgraduate Master in Curatorship of Architecture and Design

14:45 - 31 October, 2016
Call for Applications: Postgraduate Master in Curatorship of Architecture and Design, Postgraduate Master in Curatorship of Architecture and Design
Postgraduate Master in Curatorship of Architecture and Design

The role of the Curator requires a comprehensive and multifaceted training that allows them to move in different contexts and platforms. The contemporary Curator investigates and identifies relevant issues and their relationships to, then, launch through exhibitions a narrative capable of catching the audience’s interest. A Curator’s work, therefore, encourages reflection and promotes new ways of perceiving and understanding architecture and design. The Master in Curatorship of Architecture and Design at IUAV (Venice, Italy) aims to train professionals capable of developing curatorial projects with a solid foundation in theory and critical thinking, coupled with a strong knowledge of strategies in exhibition making.

Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Central Italy; Borromini's "La Sapienza" Among Structures Damaged in Rome

15:30 - 30 October, 2016
Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Central Italy; Borromini's "La Sapienza" Among Structures Damaged in Rome , Inspections underway in Rome. Image via La Repubblica (Roma)
Inspections underway in Rome. Image via La Repubblica (Roma)

Following an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale that struck central Italy this morning at 7:40 a.m. local time—the fourth to hit this part of the country in three months—a number of structures have collapsed entirely or been severely damaged. While no deaths have been reported at this time, the BBC suggests that twenty people have been injured.

This latest tragedy follows an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale which hit a nearby region in August of this year, killing 300 and causing widespread devastation to towns and villages. It is being suggested that the evacuation of buildings that were deemed vulnerable to the ongoing seismic activity in the region last week may have saved lives.

Expo Video: Invisible Cities at Spazio Ridotto, Venice

16:39 - 26 October, 2016
Expo Video: Invisible Cities at Spazio Ridotto, Venice, Inޟigo Manglano-Ovalle Alltagszeit
Inޟigo Manglano-Ovalle Alltagszeit

EXPO CHICAGO and Zuecca Project Space Present
EXPO VIDEO: Invisible Cities at Spazio Ridotto (Oct. 24–Nov. 25, 2016)

EXPO CHICAGO and Zuecca Project Space collaborate to present a satellite iteration of the EXPO VIDEO program, highlighting a selection of dynamic and cutting-edge film, video, and new media works by artists selected from EXPO CHICAGO 2016 Exhibitors at Spazio Ridotto in Venice, Italy. The programmatic partnership between the exposition and the satellite location extend on a programmatic partnership presented with the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago.

Cascina Merlata Social Housing / B22

03:00 - 21 October, 2016
Cascina Merlata Social Housing / B22, © Filippo Romano
© Filippo Romano

© Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Pier Paolo Pasolini, 2, 20151 Milano MI, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Stefano Tropea
  • Area

    7900.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Bésame Mucho Milan / Ricardo Casas Design

15:00 - 20 October, 2016
Bésame Mucho Milan / Ricardo Casas Design, © Jaime Navarro
© Jaime Navarro

© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro +26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Viale della Liberazione, 15, 20124 Milano, Italy
  • Design Team

    Ricardo Casas, Leonel Terres, Victor Miranda, Derek Salgado, Irene Luviano
  • Area

    320.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Call for Entries: Experiential Beer Garden

07:00 - 17 October, 2016
Call for Entries: Experiential Beer Garden, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Beer has always been a part of human history, from Ancient Egypt (where wages were paid in beer) to Ireland (where beer was the gods’ nectar of immortality), to name but a few examples. Drinking a glass of beer does not simply mean drinking a beverage, but interacting with a millennium-old history, made of legends, religious beliefs and wisdom. It is a tradition that has been going on since time immemorial, that has come down to us through the work of the monasteries and that has now become an industry in its own right.

Generazione: a Call From Rome

14:02 - 13 October, 2016
Generazione: a Call From Rome, Generazione: a call from Rome, credit by Alessio Agresta, Jacopo Costanzo, WAR.
Generazione: a call from Rome, credit by Alessio Agresta, Jacopo Costanzo, WAR.

The series will start next Friday, and the lectures will be every month up to June 2017 in Rome, at Casa dell’Architettura.
The participants - all born in the Eighties - will be paired in couples, in order to obtain an interesting dialogue in each and every meeting.

OBR with Michel Desvigne Wins Competition to Design New Central Park in Prato, Italy

16:20 - 12 October, 2016
OBR with Michel Desvigne Wins Competition to Design New Central Park in Prato, Italy, © OBR Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi with Michel Desvigne Paysagiste
© OBR Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi with Michel Desvigne Paysagiste

OBR Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi and Michel Desvigne Paysagiste have been announced of the winners of first prize in the international competition to design the new Parco Centrale (Central Park) in Prato, Italy.

The 230-team competition asked architects to design a new 3-hectare urban park in Prato’s historical city center on the site of the former city hospital, within the perimeter of the city walls. The project is intended to meet the needs of a contemporary city while driving socio-economic development of the city center through “enhancements to its touristic vocation, sustainability and accessibility.”

The jury, chaired by architect Bernard Tschumi, unanimously selected the winning proposal for “its ability to offer to the city of Prato an original, innovative and practical solution.” Commented Tschumi on the design, “The project is remarkable in the way it understands and celebrates the history of Prato and of its medieval walls. At the same time, it looks to the future and to the development of the city and its diverse population.”

The jury also released the full rankings of the 10 finalist teams. Learn about the winning design and see the entries from all 10 of the finalists, after the break.

Step into this Digitally Reconstructed House from Ancient Pompeii

14:20 - 12 October, 2016

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have digitally reconstructed a house in Pompeii to envision what life in the city would have looked like before the destructive eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The large house, thought to have belonged to a wealthy banker named Caecilius Iucundus, is among the first 3D models created by the research team to document and preserve the city. The team has now released video material of their work, showing their creation of a 3D model of an entire block of houses.