Chiarano Primary School / C+S Architects

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Architects: C+S Architects
Design Team: Alessandro Mimiola, Giulia Riso, Guido Stella, Mauro Tonello
Partners In Charge: Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini
Structural Engineering, Consultants Acoustic, Mep, Safety, Cost Control And Monitoring: F&M Ingegneria srl
Photographs: Alessandra Bello, Pietro Savorelli

AD Round Up: Women Architects Part II

Paramount Alma / Plasma Studio. Image © Hertha Hurnaus

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’ve once again rounded up some stunning architecture designed by female architects (In case you missed Part 1, featuring work by Zaha Hadid, Jeanne Gang, and more, click here).

This time around, we’re featuring Paramount Alma, an unusual renovation featuring a stunning timber skin, by Plasma Studio- an avant-garde studio in which two of the four partners (Eva Castro and Ulla Hell) are female; Lullaby Factory, a playful intervention for a Children’s Hospital designed by Studio Weave, co-directed by Maria Smith; from Ábaton Arquitectura, co-directed by Camino Alonso, Portable House, a 27 square meter home for two that can be assembled in only one day; from C+S Architects (co-founded by Maria Alessandra Segantini), the award-winning Law Court Offices in Venice, a building with a simple & yet powerful archetypical shape; and by Piuarch, the Italian studio co-founded by Monica Tricario, Bentini Headquarters, whose distinctive street-side façade features rectangular components of varying dimensions. Enjoy!

1.14 The Kite / C+S Architects

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Architects: C+S Architects
Location: Padua, Italy
Architect In Charge: Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini
C+S Team: Davide Testi, Alessandro Pizzolato. Fabrizio Maiorana
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of C+S Architects

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and C+S Architects Win Competition to Redevelop Chiasso Train Station

© Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and C+S Architects

The Italian joint-venture between Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners and C+S Architects has been announced as winner of an international competition for the requalification of a former railway station site in Chiasso, . The team’s winning scheme proposes a “soft urban design” aimed at giving value to the pre-existing buildings, which are substantially maintained and sewn to the newly designed complex of two fashion schools: SAMS and STA.

C+S Architects: ‘Feeling Contexts’ Exhibition

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Summarizing the philosophy and methodology of C+S Architects, the Keller Gallery at MIT Department of Architecture will serve as a new context for the work of C+S Architects. As if lifted from their Treviso, studio and planted directly within MIT, a working table of models and drawings will compose the central space of the gallery, juxtaposed with the firm’s recent built works. Taking place March 14-April 10, C+S re-writes the contexts as a map of the potentialities, where to graft interferences which react with the physical, economic, social and political spheres. These interferences are frames in search for the beauty of the ordinary, open to the flowing of time, energy, people. For more information, please visit here.

Law-Court Offices in Venice / C+S Architects

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Architects: C+S Architects
Location: , Italy
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of C+S Architects

Venice Biennale 2012: Facecity / C+S Architects

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‘ contribution, Facecity, for the 2012 Venice Biennale, gives form to the idea of the curator, Fulvio Irace, of continuity in architecture. The exhibition reconsiders the architecture of Milan in the 50s and 60s, where architects, belonging to different generations and with different positions, built the identity of the city without giving up their personal poetics.

The central topic of this thought is the facade, commented by Alberto Savinio in Ascolto il tuo cuore città, 1945: ” …On the facade of buildings is not only written their date of birth, but also written the moods, the manners, the most secret thoughts of their time…, together with the flat window, theorized by Gio Ponti as the way to shape modernity.”

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