Building Trust Goes to Italy for Latest Design + Build Workshop

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This August, Building Trust will host a Design + Build Workshop in Umbria, Italy, in collaboration with local artisan collective Terraepaglia. Combining innovative building design with natural construction methods, the workshop will focus on the creation of functional spaces through sustainable means and materials. Over the course of 12 days, participants will work closely with and Terraepaglia to learn hands-on construction methods including adobe brick making, straw bale and rammed earth construction, natural plastering, and wood flooring. Learn more about the project and how to get involved here. Our previous coverage of Building Trust’s workshops can be found here.

Title: Design + Build Workshop, Italy 2015
Organizers: Building Trust
From: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:00
Until: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:00
Address: Umbria, Italy

Russia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SPEECH

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Architects: SPEECH
Location: Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano,
Architects In Charge: Sergei Tchoban, Alexei Ilyin, Marina Kuznetskaya
Area: 3260.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Alexey Naroditskiy, Roland Halbe

Italy Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Nemesi

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Architects: Nemesi
Location: Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
Architect In Charge: Alessandro Belilli, Claudio Cortese, Kai Felix Dorl, Daniele Durante, Enrico Falchetti, Alessandro Franceschini, Davide Giambelli, Alessandra, Giannone, Paolo Greco, Sebastiano Maccarrone, Paolo Maselli, Matteo Pavese, Mariarosaria Meloni, Fabio Rebolini, Giuseppe Zaccaria
Design Team: Nemesi & Partners Srl, Arch. Michele Molè and Arch. Susanna Tradati
Design Partners: PROGER /BMS Progetti, Engineering and Cost Management, Livio De Santoli, sustainability energy
Area: 27000.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of Nemesi

Vietnam Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Architects: Vo Trong Nghia Architects
Location: Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 , Italy
Architect In Charge: Vo Trong Nghia
Associate Architect: Takashi Niwa
Design Team: Marek Obtulovic, Nguyen Viet Hung, Nguyen Ba Tuong, Raffaello Rosselli, Dau Nhat Quang, Hoang Quoc Bao
Area: 571.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

Mac 9 – Zurich Insurance Company Italian HQ / Scandurra Studio Architettura

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Architects: Scandurra Studio Architettura
Location: Via Benigno Crespi, 23, 20159 Milano,
Costruction: Colombo Costruzioni S.p.a.
Area: 36000.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Filippo Romano

Slovenia Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / SoNo Arhitekti

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Architects: SoNo Arhitekti
Location: Rho Fiera Expo 2015, 20016 Rho Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Design Team: Edvard Blažko (architect), Marko Volk (architect), Nina Tešanović (architect), Nejc Batistič (architect), Samo Radinja (architect), Matija Kocbek (art director), Tomaž Bavdež (landscape designer)
Area: 800.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of SoNo Arhitekti

Austria Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / team.breathe.austria

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Architects: team.breathe.austria
Location: Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 , Italy
Head Of Conception And Planning: Klaus K.
Year: 2015
Photographs: Daniele Madia, Courtesy of team.breathe.austria, terrain

Insider Glimpses Of The Milan Expo Site Hours Before It Officially Opened

© Delfino Sisto Legnani

-based photographer Delfino Sisto Legnani recently spent time in the compound of the 2015 Milan Expo twenty four hours prior to the inauguration of the event, which officially opened at the start of this month. This unique insight, captured through his lens and preserved for posterity, shows the state of the site and pavilions just before the Italian military began their final safety and security checks. Cables, garbage and hazard tape is strewn across the pavilion entrances and public spaces, while lorries and white vans unload the last of the interiors.

Tour Legnani’s photo-essay after the break.

Torre del Borgo / Gianluca Gelmini

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Architects: Gianluca Gelmini
Location: Villa d’Adda,
Area: 200.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini

Fondazione Prada / OMA

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Architects: OMA
Location: Largo Isarco, 2, 20139 Milano,
Partners In Charge: Rem Koolhaas, Chris van Duijn
Project Leader: Federico Pompignoli
Preliminary Design Team: Sam Aitkenhead, Doug Allard, Andrea Bertassi, Aleksandr Bierig, Eva Dietrich, Paul-Emmanuel Lambert, Jonah Gamblin, Takuya Hosokai, Stephen Hodgson, Jan Kroman, Jedidiah Lau, Francesco Marullo, Vincent McIlduff, Alexander Menke, Aoibheann Ni Mhearain, Sophie van Noten, Jan Pawlik, Rocio Paz Chavez, Christopher Parlato, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Dirk Peters, Andrea Sollazzo, Michaela Tonus, Jussi Vuori, Luca Vigliero, Mei-Lun Xue
Final Project Team: Anna Dzierzon, Jonah Gamblin, Ross Harrison, Hans Hammink, Matthew Jull, Taiga Koponen, Vincent Konate, Andres Mendoza, Susanan Mondejar, Vincent McIlduff, Sasha Smolin, Michaela Tonus
Area: 18900.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Bas Princen – Fondazione Prada, Charlie Koolhaas – OMA

Vanke Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Daniel Libeskind

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Architects: Daniel Libeskind
Location: Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
Architect In Charge: Yama Karim
Area: 1210.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Hufton+Crow

USA Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Biber Architects

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Architects: Biber Architects
Location: Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano,
Partner In Charge: James Biber FAIA
Design Team: Daniel Marino, Steven Grootaert, Jackie Krasnokutskaya, Suzanne Holt, Emaan Farhoud, Suzanne Lettieri Joshua Jow, Federico Pellegrini, Rawan Muqaddas
Architect Of Record: GLA Genisu Loci Architettura S.r.l.
Area: 3900.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

UK Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Wolfgang Buttress

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Artist And Creative Lead: Wolfgang Buttress
Location: Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 , Italy
Pavilion Manufacture And Production: Stage One
Structural Engineers: Simmonds Studio
Architecture, Landscape Architecture And Environmental Engineering: BDP Physicist and Bee
Expert: Dr. Martin Bencsik
Year: 2015
Photographs: Courtesy of UKTI

UAE Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Foster + Partners

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Architects: Foster + Partners
Location: Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 , Italy
Collaborators: The National Media Council, United Arab Emirates, Chairman, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Commissioner General Salem Al Ameri
Year: 2015
Photographs: Filippo Poli, Foster + Partners

China Pavilion – Milan Expo 2015 / Tsinghua University + Studio Link-Arc

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Architects: Tsinghua University, Studio Link-Arc
Location: Ingresso EXpo, Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 , Italy
Architect: Tsinghua University + Studio Link-Arc
Chief Architect: Yichen Lu (Tsinghua University + )
Project Manager: Kenneth Namkung, Qinwen Cai (Studio Link-Arc)
Project Team: Alban Denic, Shuning Fan, Mario Bastianelli, Ching-Tsung Huang, Hyunjoo Lee, Dongyul Kim, Ivi Diamantopoulou, Wei Huang, Zachary Grzybowski, Elvira Hoxha, Aymar Mariño- Maza, Zoe Zhou (Studio Link-Arc)
Year: 2015
Photographs: Sergio Grazia, Zheheng Hong

Camera Chiara / Annabel Karim Kassar

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Architects: Annabel Karim Kassar
Location: Milan,
Architects And Interiors: architect, creative director/ Rabih Zeidan architect, project manager / Violaine Jeantet interior architect / 
Christophe Hascoet lighting designer / Caï light lighting designer / Alain Pin lighting designer terra cruda
Project: Sergio Sabbadini architect
Year: 2015
Photographs: Nicoló Lanfranchi, Interni

Bienenhaus #3 / Massimiliano Dell’Olivo

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Architects: Massimiliano Dell’Olivo
Location: 32020 Canale d’Agordo BL,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Massimiliano Dell’Olivo

Italian Architects to Build Tree-Inspired Lookout Tower in Bruneck


Italian architects Anton Pramstrahler and Alex Niederkofler plan to construct a ”Lookout Tower“ in a woodland near the town of Bruneck, Italy. Comprised almost entirely of wood, the twisting structure will provide a scenic space for respite and contemplation while blending into the surrounding growth with a fanned façade that mirrors the trees’ roots and canopies.