Cranes of Palermo Proposal / De Fournier & Associados

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The architectural proposal for the Cranes of is based on the relationship between the intervention image and the rich local history of Sicily, particularly its Baroque of scenographic and ornamented elements. Designed by De Fournier & Associados, the new proposal has as reference the poorly moderated characteristics of the Baroque, the surprise that the expression of its image causes when perceived. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Renovation and Reconstruction of the Castle of Novara / Studio Zermani e Associati

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Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
Location: , Province of , Italy
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mauro Davoli

Casillo Headquarters in Corato / Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners

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Architects: Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners
Location: Corato, Province of Bari,
Design Team: Massimo Alvisi, Junko Kirimoto, Alessandra Spiezia, Arabella Rocca
Area: 4,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Anna Galante

Prato Lofts / MDU Architetti

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Architects: MDU Architetti
Location: , Province of ,
Design Team: Valerio Barberis, Alessandro Corradini, Cristiano Cosi, Marcello Marchesini
Collaborators: Nicola Becagli, Michele Fiesoli
Structural Engineer: Venturi & Motta
Building Cost: € 750,000
Client: CDM immobiliare
Area: 703 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Pietro Savorelli, Courtesy of MDU Architetti

Residential Building “Brancacci” / Alessandro Luigini

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Architects: Alessandro Luigini
Location: Pescara, Province of Pescara,
Architect In Charge:
Collaborators: Luigi Valentino Losciale, Fabrizio Susi, Nicola D’Alessandro
Area: 560 sqm
Photographs: Sergio Camplone, Alessandro Luigini

Bargellino Plug & Play Winning Proposal / Ciclostile Architettura

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The Bargellino Plug & Play proposal for the urban regeneration of the Bargellino area acts as a set of management software from which the user can draw upon and benefit from an integrated system of logistics, service and quality. Designed by Ciclostile Architettura, the expression “plug and play” is used in programming language with reference to technologies that can be put into use in an hardware system without any specific installation procedure by the user. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Playmaker Showroom / DRA&U

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Architects: DRA&U
Location: ,
Team Project : Giorgio Pini, Simone Luciani, Livia Campana
Structural Engineering: Giuseppe Picchi
Executive Project: Annapina Di Filippo
Geodesic Engineering: Simone Luciani, Yana Ivanova
Year: 2012
Photographs: Fabio Paperetti

Sansepolcro Cemetery / Studio Zermani e Associati

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Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
Location: , Province of ,
Architect In Charge: Paolo Zermani
Design Team: Siro Veri, Mauro Alpini
Collaborators: Giovanna Maini, Tomohiro Takao
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mauro Davoli

Crematory In Parma / Studio Zermani e Associati

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Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
Location: , Province of ,
Architect In Charge: Paolo Zermani
Design Team: Eugenio Tessoni
Collaborators: Roberto Panara
Year: 2009
Photographs: Mauro Davoli

DMB House / act_romegialli

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Architects: act_romegialli
Location: Montagna Province of Sondrio,
Design Team: Gianmatteo Romegialli, Angela Maria Romegialli, Erika Gaggia
Year: 2010
Photographs: Filippo Simonetti, Courtesy of act_romegialli

New Theatre in Montalto di Castro / MDU Architetti

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Architects: MDU Architetti
Location:  Province of Viterbo,
Design Team: Alessandro Corradini, Valerio Barberis, Marcello Marchesini, Cristiano Cosi
Collaborators: Nicola Becagli, Michele Fiesoli
Structural Engineers: ACS ingegneri
Mechanical And Electrical Engineer: Federico Boragine
Site Area: 10,888 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pietro Savorelli, Lorenzo Boddi

‘TIP-TOP’ Competition Entry / Tomas Ghisellini Architetto

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Designed by Tomas Ghisellini Architetto, the proposal for the new “Malga Fosse” refuge, which won an honorable mention, chooses the language of the rough and simple local construction scattered among the mountains. In doing so, their design builds up the impression of an old archetypal building surrounded by valleys and peaks of great beauty. Aimed at being an unforgettable place right in the heart of the Dolomites, the old is here replaced by a fascinating and iconic architectural body. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Chapel In The Woods / Studio Zermani e Associati

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Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
Location: , Province of , Italy
Architect In Charge: Paolo Zermani
Design Team: Eugenio Tessoni
Collaborator: Emanuele Ghisi
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mauro Davoli

Indoor Rock Climbing / W. Meraner & Lanz + Mutschlechner

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Architects: W. Meraner & Lanz + Mutschlechner
Location: Brixen, South Tyrol,
Year: 2012
Photographs: G.R. Wett

Hall Rowers Moto Guzzi / act_romegialli

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Architects: act_romegialli
Location: Province of Lecco, Italy
Design Team: Gianmatteo Romegialli, Angela Maria Romegialli, Erika Gaggia
Client: Mandello del Lario Town Council
Cost: 380,059.48 Euro
Area: 330 + 190 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Marcello Mariana

Affordable Housing in Prato / studiostudio architettiurbanisti

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Architects: studiostudio architettiurbanisti
Location: , Province of ,
Architects In Charge: Elisa Palazzo, Bruno Pelucca
Client: Edilizia Pubblica Pratese
Area: 3,211 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Bruno Pelucca, Giovanni Fornaciari, Margherita Stacchi

San Giovanni Church / Studio Zermani e Associati

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Architects: Studio Zermani e Associati
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Paolo Zermani
Design Team: Mauro Alpini, Fabio Capanni, Giacomo Pirazzoli, Fabrizio Rossi Prodi
Collaborators: Giovanna Maini, Tomohiro Takao
Year: 2007
Photographs: Mauro Davoli

Films & Architecture: “Contempt”

In collaboration with Carlo Ponti, , one of the main representatives of the 60′s French film movement La Nouvelle Vague, adapted the Alberto Moravia novel Il disprezzo (A Ghost at Noon), written almost 10 years before, into Contempt. The result is a film where each scene is a composition in terms of colour, proportion, and contrast. And as an extra gift for us architects, most of the story takes place in and around the Villa Malaparte in island, a stunning house on a rocky coast.

We invite you to enjoy this classic and let us know your ideas about the movie, this amazing house and the relationship with the surrounding landscape. More after the break.