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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.

Aerial Futures: Grounded Visions for the Airport Terminal of Tomorrow

09:30 - 11 October, 2016
Aerial Futures: Grounded Visions for the Airport Terminal of Tomorrow, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

The Aerial Futures symposium explores the current state of airport design and the future of this rapidly evolving architectural typology. The symposium brings thinkers and practitioners to Venice for two days, and is open to the general public.

"Branding Islands Making Nations" Case Study Competition at La Biennale di Venezia

13:30 - 10 October, 2016
"Branding Islands Making Nations" Case Study Competition at La Biennale di Venezia, Courtesy of Unknown
Courtesy of Unknown

Part of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016’s Collateral Events, Branding Islands Making Nations: On Intangible Assets and Value Propositions in Spatial Practice is a public program and case study competition, drawing attention to the application of political power in spatial practice. Intended to open the discourse on added value in design, Branding Islands Making Nations expands upon the 15th International Architecture Exhibition’s call to arms by inviting an extended field of spatial practitioners to Venice. Consultants and communication designers, marketing and advertising experts will gather to speculate on the role of branding in the making of a place.

QUID Vicolo Luna / Lillo Giglia Architecture

12:00 - 9 October, 2016
QUID Vicolo Luna / Lillo Giglia Architecture, © Salvatore & Lillo Giglia
© Salvatore & Lillo Giglia

© Salvatore & Lillo Giglia © Salvatore & Lillo Giglia © Salvatore & Lillo Giglia © Salvatore & Lillo Giglia +35

Watch BIG & MVRDV Explain Their Finalist Proposals for the San Pellegrino Competition

16:00 - 4 October, 2016
Watch BIG & MVRDV Explain Their Finalist Proposals for the San Pellegrino Competition, via San Pellegrino
via San Pellegrino

The competition to design a new flagship factory and bottling plant for San Pellegrino has been narrowed down to two firms: BIG and MVRDV. Searching for a “truly innovative project that not only conveys an artistic vision, but also sets new standards in terms of efficiency and compliancy to environmental sustainability,” the jury committee selected the two final proposals from a 4-firm list which also included designs from Snøhetta and aMDL Michele De Lucchi.

“The judging committee were so impressed by the four proposals that they decided to narrow their selection to a shortlist of two and deliberate further before announcing the winning project early next year,” explained San Pellegrino in a press release.

San Pellegrino also released video proposals of the designs, explained by firm founders Bjarke Ingels and Winy Maas.

Feltrinelli Porta Volta / Herzog & de Meuron

02:00 - 29 September, 2016
Feltrinelli Porta Volta  / Herzog & de Meuron, © Filippo Romano
© Filippo Romano

© Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Filippo Romano © Herzon & de Meuron +9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Partners

    Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Stefan Marbach, Andreas Fries (Partner in Charge)
  • Planned Completion

    2016
  • Photographs

Call for Entries: Lamborghini Road Monument

05:30 - 26 September, 2016
Call for Entries: Lamborghini Road Monument

  • Cash prizes: 20. 000 € + CONSTRUCTION
  • Subject: open architectural competition
  • Target: Designers, Architects, Students, Professionals
  • Location: Sant’Agata Bolognese (Bologna, Italy)
  • Website: www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com

Blueprint International Ideas Competition

07:30 - 23 September, 2016
Blueprint International Ideas Competition

Blueprint Competition is an international ideas competition for the redevelopment of areas of the former Trade Fair site owned by the City of Genoa and SPIM – the company for valorizing the City’s real estate holdings. From the Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s design to a project for the Genoa waterfront capable of attracting the interest of international investors.

The competition notice and the attachments are available on the website www.blueprintcompetition.it .
The deadline for submissions is 15 December, and the Jury is expected to complete its work by January 31, 2017.

BIG, MVRDV, Snøhetta, aMDL Unveil Proposals for San Pellegrino Bottling Plant Competition

13:05 - 19 September, 2016
BIG, MVRDV, Snøhetta, aMDL Unveil Proposals for San Pellegrino Bottling Plant Competition

BIG, MVRDV, Snøhetta and aMDL have unveiled images of their proposals for the redesign of San Pellegrino flagship factory and bottling plant located at the source of the mineral water in San Pellegrino Terme, Italy.

The competition brief asked architects to renovate and expand the historic home of San Pellegrino, the world’s leading sparkling mineral water company, with a “truly innovative and technologically-advanced design” aimed at integrating into the natural aesthetic of the surrounding terrain, while responding to the iconic identity of the S. Pellegrino brand.

Continue reading to see each proposal along with official descriptions from each firm.

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