ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website

i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Studio Fuksas

BROWSE ALL FROM THIS PHOTOGRAPHER HERE

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Design "Inhabitable Sculptures" for Italian Golf Resort

06:00 - 13 May, 2016
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Design "Inhabitable Sculptures" for Italian Golf Resort, Courtesy of Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Courtesy of Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have designed luxury villas for a 300-acre resort community at Is Molas Golf Resort in Sardinia, Italy. Envisioned as “inhabited sculptures,” the design includes four different prototypes of “eco-friendly, open-concept, and uniquely-designed villas” spread throughout the site of an 18-hole golf course designed by former professional golfer, Gary Player.

The New LaGuardia Airport is "Lackluster and Uninspired"

09:30 - 11 August, 2015
The New LaGuardia Airport is "Lackluster and Uninspired", © Governor Andrew Cuomo
© Governor Andrew Cuomo

Two weeks ago, New York Governer Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a plan to transform LaGuardia airport into "a globally-renowned, 21st century airport that is worthy of the city and state of New York." However the redesign is not universally popular. In this article originally titled "The New LaGuardia Airport: Not Functional, Not Inspiring, Not an Icon," - the first of his regular column over at 6sqft - architecture critic Carter B. Horsley explains why "Queens deserves better."

The recent announcement by Governor Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden of plans to “rebuild” La Guardia Airport at a cost of $4 billion was described in a Page One caption in The Post as “the end of an error,” a reference to the airport’s reputation that became tarnished over the years. Last October, Biden remarked that if someone had taken him to LaGuardia, he’d think he was in “some Third World country.”

Since its opening in 1939, when it accommodated “flying boats” at its Marine Air Terminal, the airport has not kept up with the growth of jumbo jets and air travel in general, but in the days of the Super Constellation passenger planes with their triple-tails and sloping noses, it was a very nice Art Deco place.

The published renderings that accompanied the announcement were not terribly reassuring, as they depicted a very long curved terminal with gangly tentacles raised over plane taxiways that hinted at torsos of praying mantises: an awkward rather than a graceful vault.

© Governor Andrew Cuomo © Governor Andrew Cuomo © Governor Andrew Cuomo © Governor Andrew Cuomo +15

Of Process And Practice: A Conversation With Studio Fuksas

10:30 - 11 May, 2015
Of Process And Practice: A Conversation With Studio Fuksas, New Milan Trade Fair. Image © Archivio Fuksas
New Milan Trade Fair. Image © Archivio Fuksas

Founded nearly 50 years ago in Rome, it is difficult to pin down an overarching theme in the work of Studio Fuksas: their designs have been built in North America, Asia and across Europe (with another design planned for Australia); they regularly operate at varying scales, from a colossal trade fair center and an international airport down to a small parish church; and their buildings all demonstrate huge stylistic variety. In this interview from Indian Architect and Builder's April 2015 issue, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas discuss the process behind their work, and the role of variation, context and concept in their designs.

Indian Architect & Builder: Did you always want to be an architect? Can you share with us your journey while discovering your commitment towards this field?

Massimiliano Fuksas: No, I never thought I’d want to be an architect. My early aspirations were to become a poet. The beauty of language, various forms of expression and prose always intrigued me. This ambition then evolved in to the desire of being an artist. Architecture was really my last choice. The thought of being an architect occurred to me only when I was around twenty. I was in university when I realized that architecture is probably the easiest and simplest interpretation of art and culture. As I continued my journey in the University of Rome, I began to develop a passion for this multifaceted field of knowledge. It was in my third year of university when I found my fervor for architecture and saw myself as an individual in the practice of architecture; a field that in one or more ways satisfied my earlier ambitions of being a poet and an artist.

Ferrari Operational Headquarters and Research Centre, 2004. Image © Maurizio Marcato The Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport was designed to evoke the form of a manta ray. Image © Leonardo Finotti Tbilisi Public Service Hall, 2012. Image © Studio Fuksas New Milan Trade Fair. Image © Studio Fuksas +7

AD Round Up: Awesome Airports

00:00 - 13 July, 2014
AD Classics: Dulles International Airport / Eero Saarinen. Image © MWAA
AD Classics: Dulles International Airport / Eero Saarinen. Image © MWAA

If there is a universal truth, it is that nobody likes spending time in an airport. This article from the Financial Times corroborates this fact, pointing out that, no matter how well-designed a terminal is, people make every effort to leave it as soon as possible. While the novelty of air travel has worn off since its inception in the 20th century, the work devoted to designing airports has only increased. We’ve collected some of our favorite terminals we'd actually love to get stuck in, including works by Eero Sarinen, SOM, Fentress, J. Mayer H., KCAP, Paul Andreu, bblur architecture and 3DReid, Corgan Associates, De Bever, and Studio Fuksas. Enjoy!

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport / Studio Fuksas

01:00 - 31 January, 2014
Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport / Studio Fuksas, © Studio Fuksas
© Studio Fuksas

© Studio Fuksas © Studio Fuksas © Studio Fuksas © Studio Fuksas +35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Bao'an, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Architect in Charge

    Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
  • Architect Of Record

    BIAD (Beijing Institute of Architectural Design), Beijing
  • Area

    500000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

01:00 - 15 January, 2014
Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Glass

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: glass. Check out the projects after the break...

Ex Unione Militare Refurbishment / Fuksas Design

00:00 - 24 July, 2013
© Gianni Basso
© Gianni Basso
  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Tomacelli, 7, 00186 Roma, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Massimiliano, Doriana Fuksas
  • Area

    6116.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Gianni Basso © Gianni Basso © Gianni Basso © Gianni Basso +11

New National Archives of France / Studio Fuksas

01:00 - 18 February, 2013
New National Archives of France / Studio Fuksas, © Philippe Ruault
© Philippe Ruault

© Philippe Ruault © Philippe Ruault © Camilla Pongiglione © Studio Fuksas +9

Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

19:00 - 29 October, 2012
© Moreno Maggi; Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
© Moreno Maggi; Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

Architects: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Location: 401, rue le Titien 34000 Montpellier, France Year: 2007-2012: competition 2007, won competition April 2007, building site January 2010, Inauguration September 2012 Project Team: Damon Belusco (project leader), Michele D’Arcangelo, Nicola Cabiati (model), Ana Gugic (interiors) Client: Région Languedoc-Roussillon Contractors: GFC – structure, SMAC – façades, BARSALOU – frames Consultants: ALTIA – Acoustics, NEVEUX-ROUYER – Landscape Architects, ALMA Consulting – Kitchen design Net surface: 23,600 sq.m. Gross surface: 25,736.80 sq.m. Area surface:16,500 sq.m.

© Moreno Maggi; Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas © Moreno Maggi; Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas © Studio Fuksas; Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas © Studio Fuksas; Georges-Freche School of Hotel Management / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas +16

MyZeil Shopping Mall / Studio Fuksas

13:00 - 11 June, 2012
© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn

Architects: Studio Fuksas - Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Interior Design: Fuksas Design Location: Frankfurt, Germany Address: Grosse Eschenheimer Strasse 10-14 Period: 2002-2009  Client: PalaisQuartier GmBH & CO., KG Surface:  Built Surface – 77,000 sq.m., Facade – 8,500 sq.m., Cover – 13,000 sq.m. Engineering:  Structures – Knippers-Helbig Beratende Ingenieure, Stuttgart; Krebs und Kiefer Beratende Ingenieure für das Bauwesen GmbH, Darmstadt | Realization of the façade and covering – Waagner Biro Stahlbau AG, Wien

© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn
© Karsten Monnerjahn

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Wins Competition To Create 'Greenest City in Italy'

01:00 - 26 April, 2012
Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Wins Competition To Create 'Greenest City in Italy', © Studio Fuksas
© Studio Fuksas

Projects like the High LineBloomingdale Trail, and Allegheny Green Boulevard illustrate that disused, industrial infrastructure is rife with re-use potential and often can create new ways for a city to connect. However, what opportunities can this infrastructure present when it is still in use?

Read about the problem facing Bari and how it might be resolved after the break...

Armani Fifth Ave. / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

01:00 - 8 March, 2009
Armani Fifth Ave. / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas

Armani Fifth Ave. / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Armani Fifth Ave. / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Armani Fifth Ave. / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Armani Fifth Ave. / Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas +44

  • Architects

  • Location

    New York, NY, United States
  • Architect

    Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas
  • Design Team

    Sara Bernardi, Alfio Faro, Andrea D'Antrassi, Chiara Marchionni, Rossella Mastronardi
  • Furniture Design

    Ana Gugic, Farshid Tavakolitehrani, Lucrezia Rendace
  • Lighting Consultant

    Speirs & Major Associates
  • Project Consultant On Site

    Davide Stolfi
  • Structural Engineering

    Gilberto Sarti
  • Art Work

    Mimmo Paladino
  • Model Makers

    Nicola Cabiati, Lucrezia Rendace, Jaim Telias
  • 3 D Model & Render

    Giuseppe Zaccaria, Jaim Telias, Stratos Christofidellis, Valerio Romondia, Giorgos Machairas
  • Client

    Gruppo Giorgio Armani
  • Site Area

    7.000 sqm
  • Area

    2.5 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009