Port Control Tower / Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo

© Hélène Binet

Architects: Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo
Location: , Ragusa,
Definitive Design : Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo, Salvatore Ingrao
Area: 130.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Hélène Binet

R+O House / Bianco + Gotti Architetti

© Luca Santiago Mora

Architects: Bianco + Gotti Architetti
Location: 24030 Bergamo,
Project Team: Angelo Bianco, Mara Gotti
Area: 1598.0 sqm
Year: 2005
Photographs: Luca Santiago Mora

McDowell + Benedetti’s Footbridge and Rail Station Underway in Terni

Courtesy of McDowell+Benedetti

London based firm McDowell+Benedetti has recently announced that their design for a new 180 metre footbridge and improved rail station in Terni, Italy, has begun work on the site. A future landmark for the town, the £3.5 million (€4.4 million) project promises to provide an expanded commuter hub for the area with connections to fast trains to Rome. Learn more about this project after the break.

The Whale Primary School / Studio di Architettura Andrea Milani

© Pietro Savorelli

Architects: Studio di Architettura Andrea Milani
Location: Italy
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pietro Savorelli

AD Classics: Casa “Il Girasole” / Luigi Moretti

© Gabriele Basilico

As one architectural scholar described it, ’s 1950 Casa “Il Girasole” is “a bit of madness on the solidity of Roman walls.” [1] Yet, this clever apartment building in the heart of is far from the work of a madman. Its subtle historical allusions and deliberately ambiguous composition betray the genius of the architect’s creative and analytical mind. Moretti, whose notable commissions include Villa La Saracena (1957), Montreal’s Stock Exchange Tower (1964), and the Watergate Complex (1971), achieves a complexity of form and materiality in “Il Girasole” that distinguishes the project from its mid-century contemporaries and has earned it recognition as one of the earliest forerunners of postmodern design.

Casa FM / ES.arch + Consalez Rossi Architetti Associati

© Marcello Mariana

Architects: ES.arch, Consalez Rossi Architetti Associati
Location: 23024 Sondrio,
Area: 650.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcello Mariana

New Zugliano School / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

© Ernesta Caviola

Architects: 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo
Location: 36030 Zugliano Vicenza,
Architect In Charge: Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo, Diego Peruzzo, Alessandro Cavaleri
Design Team: Alessandro Bellus, Luca Bonsignorio, Simonetta Cenci, Marco Corazza, Gabriele Filippi, Sara Gottardo, Sara Massa, Valeria Parodi, Nicola Spinetto, Sara Traverso
Area: 3500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ernesta Caviola

Villa Sottanis Library and Gamesroom / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

© Ernesta Caviola

Architects: 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo
Location: Via Annuti, 36, 16030 Casarza Ligure Genoa,
Architect In Charge: Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo
Design Team: Simonetta Cenci, Stefania Bracco, Luca Bonsignorio, Francesca R. Pirrello, Francesca Recagno, Ilaria Sisto, Sara Traverso
Collaborators: Francesca Ameglio, Cinzia Avanzi, Lorenza Barabino, Chiara Braida, Elena Frigo, Domenica Laface
Area: 581.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Ernesta Caviola, Courtesy of 5+1AA

New Regolo Quarter / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

© Luc Boegly

Architects: 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo
Location: Brescia,
Architectural And Landscape Design: Alfonso Femia, Simonetta Cenci
Design Team: Alessandro Bellus, Stefania Bracco, Caterina Fumagalli, Francesco Fusillo, Maria Cristina Giordani, Valentina Grimaldi Vincenzo Marcella, Sara Massa, Roberta Nardi, Michele Nicastro, Carola Picasso, Francesca Pirrello, Francesca Recagno, Arianna Ponzi, Giulia Tubelli
Area: 26492.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Luc Boegly, Ernesta Caviola, Brivio

Inside the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale – Innesti/Grafting

Innesti/Grafting. The Italian Pavilion at the 2014 Biennale. Image © Nico Saieh

The Italian Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale looks at the country’s architecture through the lens of  “grafting,” or the transferring of new ideas onto preexisting realities and structures.

Architect and Pavilion curator Cino Zucchi associates grafting with “the great capacity to interpret and incorporate preceding states through continuous metamorphoses.” He opens and closes the Italian Pavilion with two physical grafts: a large rusted steel arch and a bench sculpture. The first room of the exhibit begins with a study of modernization in , followed by series of collages of contemporary projects in Italy. A video of Italian urban environments concludes the exhibit.

See images of the Pavilion and read a description from the curator after the break.

IULM_Milan / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

© Ernesta Caviola

Architects: 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo
Location: Milan,
Architect In Charge: Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo, Alessandro Schiesaro
High Supervision: Cesare Stevan, Angelo Bugatti
Desing Team: Gabriele Pulselli, Raffaella F. Pirrello, Daniele Marchetti, Domenica Laface, Alessandro Bellus, Lorenza Barabino, Luca Pozzi, Simonetta Cenci
Area: 23261.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ernesta Caviola

The Santi Cosma e Damiano Parochial Centre / SCAU

© Moreno Maggi

Architects: SCAU
Location: Via Provinciale Santa Maria Ammalati, 95024 Catania, Italy
Architect In Charge: Angelo Vecchio
Year: 2014
Photographs: Moreno Maggi

Palazzo Zen / O-office Architects

Courtesy of Interpress Photo & O-office

Architects: O-office Architects
Location: Cannaregio, 30121 , Italy
Architect In Charge: Jianxiang HE & Ying JIANG
Design Team: Thomas ODORICO, Yang LIU
Area: 390.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Interpress Photo & O-office

Workshop and LEGO Architecture Studio Launch: Villa Pennisi in Musica

Courtesy of LEGO

LEGO® Architecture Studio, a new concept of the LEGO Architecture line, makes his appearance in in an innovative context of architecture and music. The LEGO Group chose and the prestigious setting of the Sicilian “Villa Pennisi in Musica” event for the launch of the new set of building blocks.

Villa Pennisi in Musica is an architecture and design-to-build summer school and a classical music masterclass, where young architects will be challenged to design and build and acoustic shell for outdoor chamber music concerts from a pile of uncut wood in less than ten days, and host a concert featuring, among others, world-class conductor Sir Antonio Pappano.

LEGO® Architecture Studio will be used during the workshop to help students and architects ignite their imagination and to explore new ways of designing in LEGO forms. Students will also participate in a unique building competition to create 3D thematic models using the new LEGO Architecture Studio Set.

For more information, please click here.

Title: Workshop and LEGO Architecture Studio Launch: Villa Pennisi in Musica
Website: http://www.vpmusica.com/en/workshop/
From: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 
Until: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 
Venue: Villa Pennisi
Address: Piazza Agostino Pennisi, 29, 95024 Catania, Italy

Elisabeth And Helmut Uhl Foundation / modostudio

© Laura Egger

Architects: modostudio
Location: Laives Bolzano,
Design Team: Fabio Cibinel, Roberto Laurenti, Giorgio Martocchia
Area: 1,450 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Laura Egger

Milan Expo 2015: Vo Trong Nghia’s Lotus-Inspired Vietnamese Pavilion

Courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Vo Trong Nghia has unveiled designs for the Vietnamese pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Inspired by the lotus, the pavilion features a number of bamboo clad, umbrella-like structures supporting trees above a pool of water, in a composition reminiscent of their Kontum Indochine Cafe.

“The Lotus is ’s national flower, a symbol of purity, commitment and optimism for the future,” say the architects. “Growing from the muddy ponds it rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. The flower is proof that patience can turn difficulties into advantages.”

BioCasa 82 / Rosario Picciotto + Welldom

Courtesy of Marco Zanta

Architects: , Welldom
Location: 31035 Treviso, Italy
Architect In Charge: Rosario Picciotto
Area: 484.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Marco Zanta

Schäfer Roofscape / Plasma Studio

© Michael Pezzei

Architects: Plasma Studio
Location: 39038 Bolzano,
Architect In Charge: Eva Castro, Holger Kehne, Ulla Hell
Design Team: Peter Pichler
Area: 844.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Michael Pezzei