Loft B / Tomas Ghisellini Architects

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Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
Location: , , Italy
Area: 270.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Competition Entry: Studio Ricatti Wins Second Prize for Arcispedale Sant’Anna University Proposal

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Studio Ricatti has revealed their design for a new university in the Arcispedale San’Anna in Cona- . In a competition hosted by the University of , the firm was awarded second place for the proposal, which was characterized by clarity of form, efficient flow, and a balance between intimate and social spaces.

More about the winning entry, after the break.

House G / Tomas Ghisellini Architects

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Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
Location: Ferrara,
Structures: Beatrice Bergamini
Technological Systems: Nicola Gallini
Construction Management: Tomas Ghisellini
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tomas Ghisellini

Domus Vitae Winning Proposal / Tomas Ghisellini Architects

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Designed by Tomas Ghisellini Architects, the first prize winning proposal for the Domus Vitae, a new city morgue and social facilities complex, is aimed at being a new architectural presence with a continuous but porous body. The design includes balconies, porches, patios, terraces, overhangs and suspended volumes which capture, tame or magnify natural light. These features create spaces for which the atmospheric quality is supposed to be a decisive added value. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Chemical and Biological Library / Giuseppe Rebecchini

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Location: , Province of , Italy
Design Team: Giuseppe Rebecchini with Chiara Naseddu
Photographs: Andrea Cordoni

International Award for Sustainable Architecture Competition

New administrative offices Mayr Melnhof - Kaufmann (Gold Medal 2011)

Conceived and promoted by the Ferrara Faculty of Architecture, , with the financial support of the Fassa Bortolo company, the aim of the International Award for Sustainable Architecture, now in its ninth edition, is to contribute to the research of a system of development in the building sector. This represents one of the fields of human activity with the greatest impact on the environment, that is more sustainable than our current model, which has lead to a state of deterioration and pollution, bringing us to the verge of a global crisis of the Earth’s entire ecological system.

The 2012 jury members include Thomas Herzog – Herozg & Partner (Italy), Peter Rich – Peter Rich Architects (South Africa), LI Xiaodong – School of Architecture, Tsinghua University of Beijing (China), Nicola Marzot – Faculty of Architecture (Italy), and Gianluca Minguzzi – Prize’ Secretary (Italy). The deadline for on-line registration is December 31st 2011 while the deadline for materials shipping is January 31st 2012. Registration details and further information can be found on their website here.

Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah / Studio Arco, -Scape, Michael Gruber & Kulapat Yantrasast

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The collaboration of Studio Arco -scape architects with Michael Gruber and shared with us their project, Museo Nazionale dell’Ebraismo Italiano e della Shoah, for an international competition open to the European community. Upon believing that a museum is an object for the city, the MEIS is a Memorial, as well as a place where one can experience the presence of Jewish culture in Italy. At the same time, it is a symbol: the symbol of the city, of an historically involved territory, but also a testimony of common cultural roots, becoming a monument recognized by any citizen and religious community. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Stay Grounded / Materica Studio

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Italian architect Massimiliano Menegale shared with us his proposal for the SAIE Selection 2010, for which he received 2n prize ex aequo in its category. More images and architect’s description after the break.