Milan Expo 2015: Czech Pavilion by Chybik + Kristof is Centered Around a Swimming Pool

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Chybik + Kristof Associated Architects have revealed their winning design for the Pavilion of the Czech Republic at the 2015 Milan Expo. Responding to the Expo’s food theme, the pavilion is centered around the ’s unique relationship to water, featuring a public swimming pool at the center of the design and presenting the latest progress in nanotechnology for water purification.

Rodeneck School / pedevilla architekten

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Architects: pedevilla architekten
Location: Rodeneck, Bolzano,
Partners In Charge: Alexander Pedevilla, Armin Pedevilla
Year: 2012
Photographs: Gustav Willeit

Rodeneck Kindergarden / pedevilla architekten

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Architects: pedevilla architekten
Location: , Bolzano,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Gustav Willeit

Milan Expo 2015: b720 Designs Greenhouse-Inspired Pavilion for Spain

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Barcelona’s b720 arquitectos has designed a greenhouse-inspired pavilion to represent Spain at the 2015 Milan Expo. Representing a “fusion” of Spain’s gastronomic tradition and innovation, the portico-like structure will be divided into two halves and united by a repetitious form.

Alpine Cabins / pedevilla architekten

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Architects: pedevilla architekten
Location: Strada Pliscia, 13, 39030 Plisa Bolzano,
Partners In Charge: Alexander Pedevilla, Armin Pedevilla
Year: 2013
Photographs: Gustav Willeit

How Did Filippo Brunelleschi Construct the World’s Largest Masonry Dome?

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More than 500 years after it was built, Filippo Brunelleschi’s dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy, remains the largest masonry dome ever built. Leaving no plans or sketches behind, some of the secrets of its construction that Brunelleschi pioneered are still an enigma today. This short animation, presented by and created by Fernando Baptista and Matthew Twombly, gives an idea of how the dome of the Duomo might have been built. Demonstrating the complexity of the task, made harder due to poor construction prior to Brunelleschi’s commission, this film serves as a reminder of just how long it can take to create something timeless.

Casa RG / ES-arch

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Architects: ES-arch
Location: 23024 Madesimo Sondrio,
Architect In Charge: Enrico Scaramellini Architetto
Design Team: Luca Trussoni, Francesco Manzoni
Construction: Giancarlo Rigamonti
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marcello Mariana

Piazza Garibaldi / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture
Location: Piazza Garibaldi, 80142 Naples,
Area: 21000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peppe Maisto , Courtesy of DPA / Adagp

FCN 2009 / Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo

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Architects: Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo
Location: 96017 Syracuse,
Area: 115.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Hélène Binet

Rome Invites Ideas For Reuse of Europe’s Biggest Landfill Site

A major competition for reuse has just been announced for the Malagrotta Landfill, one of the European Union’s biggest landfill sites. After Malagrotta was closed in August 2013 due to its controversial size and negative impact on the surrounding community, the Municipality of Rome began a process of redevelopment through community engagement. Multi-displinary teams are tasked with a creating a proposal to reinvent the sprawling 240-hectare property while considering its original purpose. The competition is designed to begin a conversation on the long-term vision for the property.

Port Control Tower / Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo

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

R+O House / Bianco + Gotti Architetti

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Architects: Bianco + Gotti Architetti
Location: 24030 Palazzago 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

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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

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

AD Classics: Casa “Il Girasole” / Luigi Moretti

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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

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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

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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

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Architects: 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo
Location: Via Annuti, 36, 16030 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