Barra&Barra Office / Damilano Studio Architects

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Architects: Damilano Studio Architects
Location: , Piemonte, Italy
Design Team: Duilio Damilano
Building Surveyor: Romina Barra
Area: 490 sqm
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna

Christ Resurrection Church / Cino Zucchi Architetti

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Architects: Cino Zucchi Architetti
Location: ,
Design Team: Cino Zucchi, Helena Sterpin, Filippo Carcano, Cinzia Catena, Silvia Cremaschi, Cristina Balet Sala, Anna Bacchetta, Annalisa Romani, Martina Valcamonica, Valentina Zanoni
Structural Engineering: Mauro Giuliani, Redesco srl
Light Design: Cinzia Ferrara
Liturgist: Giovanni Mariani, Giovanni Zuffada
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti

Museum MUMAC / Arkispazio

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Architects: Arkispazio
Location: Milan,
Structural Engineering: Francesco Terreni
Mep Engineering: Antonio Bozino
Head Designers: Paolo Balzanelli, Valerio Cometti
Area: 1,800 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Arkispazio

‘Experimental Growth’ Arik Levy Exhibition

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The Bisazza Foundation is currently exhibiting the site-specific architectural installation by Arik Levy, which will be on display until December 21 in . Dedicated to the Israeli designer , with the title Experimental Growth, the exhibition comprises a structural modification to the architecture of the Foundation, a macroinstallation called Rock Chamber and a video created especially for the event, titled Virtual Truth. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

Dwellings in Spotorno / Ariu + Vallino Architects

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Location: Spotorno,
Principal Designer: Vincenzo Ariu and Sabrina Vallino
Collaborators: Carlo Garbero, Enzo Laise, Simona Maggi, Olivier Moudio, Elena Scasso, Fabrizio Testa
Engineers: Paolo Testa, Marco Gaminara
Area: 655 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Anna Positano & Courtesy of Ariu + Vallino Architects

‘Emerging Realities’ International Student Workshop

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Taking place November 11-18, the ‘Emerging Realities’ international student workshop will take place in as part of the Biennale to feature international guest speakers. The event, put on by the Institute for Architecture and Landscape, LANDLAB ia&l, envisions the Venice lagoon archipelago as a prototype for a future metropolitan regional system. The new productive landscape proposes that it is capable of supporting such community while establishing an integrated and environmentally stable system that builds upon existing biodiversity, cultural practice, and production. For more information on the event, please visit here.

Italian architect Gae Aulenti dies at 84

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Architect, designer and theoretician (1927-2012) died late Wednesday night in her home at the age of 84. The Palazzolo della Stella native will always be remembered as being one of the few well recognized women that worked in Italian postwar design. Throughout her career, Aulenti’s multi-faceted talent contributed greatly to the evolution of art, architecture and design.

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Home Box / Architech

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Architects: Architech
Location:
Design Team: Han Slawik, Sonja Tinney
Area: 63 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Architech – Architecture and Technology

Tower B1 / Valle Architetti

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Architects: Valle Architetti
Location: Roma,
Architect In Charge:Piero Valle, Ugo Tranquillini, Stefano Bindi.
Design Team: Servizio Ingegneria Lamaro Appalti Spa Unipersonale, arch. Rossella Capri
Structures: SBG & Partners: biggiguerrini ingegneria Spa, ing. Massimo Guerrini, ing. Luciano Gioacchini.
Mechanical Systems: ENETEC Srl – Ingegneria Energetica e Realizzazione Impianti Roma, ing. Renato Tito, arch. Giorgio Landolfi.
Client: Porta di Roma Srl.
Building Contractor: ELLEPI S.C.A.R.L., Roma
Year: 2011
Photographs: Giuseppe Dall’Arche

‘Networking Nature’ Installation / Studiomobile

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Designed by Studiomobile, the ‘Networking Nature’ installation is on display until November 25th as part of the Architecture Biennale 2012, within the exhibition, “Traces of Century and Future Steps”. Their project is a living machine where it is impossible to see the dividing line between naturalized architecture and artificial organism. It deals with the issue of desalination of seawater and its integration into a Smart Water Network. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Cube House / Studio Schiattarella

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Located in ’s ‘Olympic Village’, the ‘Cube House’ is laid out as a single unit in which a central element, in the form of a cube, divides and distributes its various functional areas without any interruptions: living, sleeping, cooking and bathing. Designed by Studio Schiattarella, their renovation in the original 49 m2 apartment is designed in a way that all the internal partitions could be eliminated, resulting in the formation of a single open space measuring 7m x 7m. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New York Cityvision Competition Awards Ceremony

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This Friday, October 12, CityVision will celebrate its second year during the event UNKNOWN, a special event that will take place at Galleria di Architettura “come se”, a Roman architecture space devoted to creativity and innovation. The event will feature the winners of New York CityVision International Competition, which were recently featured here and the competition Awards Ceremony. During the event CityVision Magazine # 7, the new issue of the international free press on contemporary architecture, will also be presented and free distributed. it will be also possible to have a look at the site specific artwork made by SBAGLIATO for CityVision about the theme Past Shock. Another capital moment of the event will also be the seventh edition of PECHA KUCHA NIGHTTM ROMA.

 

Hydroelectric Power Station Punibach / monovolume architecture + design

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Architects: monovolume architecture + design
Location: Planeiler Alm, South Tyrol,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of monovolume architecture + design

Building A / Studio Manfroni & Associati

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Architects: Studio Manfroni & Associati
Location: La Spezia,
Architect In Charge: Mario Manfroni, Patrizia Burlando, Danilo Sergiampietri, Daniela Cappelletti
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Roberto Buratta

HARDWARE SOFTCORE Installation / Gabriele Falconi

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The HARDWARE SOFTCORE Installation, designed by Gabriele Falconi, is directed to the interaction of the viewer, to his involvement, even physical, as an actor aware of choices and paths. Of monumental size, its modular installation was born from the idea of using the standard scaffolding system, which is made of shiny galvanized steel, repeating and assembling in vertical and horizontal direction.“The use of construction element, the simplest, declined to unusual, different, ambiguous shapes. For a skeleton of a large lizard, a cathedral with many naves, an interstellar starship. All that is involved here is multiple and transforms itself, starting from temporary basis to monumental forms, contradicting its premises. And finding its attractive side in construction hardware.” – Falconi. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Secret Garden / Tomas Ghisellini Architects

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Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architects
Location: Tavazzano con Villavesco (Lodi),
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Tomas Ghisellini Architects

Venice Biennale 2012: Le quattro stagioni. L´architecttura del Made in Italy da Adriano Olivetti alla Green Economy / Italy Pavilion

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The theme of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, Common Ground, seems particularly apposite in describing the sense of rapport and relationship that is one of Italy’s primary characteristics in the development of cultural research and inquiry. This relationship has always been attained through reference to and an exchange between not only the purview of the contemporary, but also the past and our always compellingly tangible history.

Casa Di Sassuolo / Enrico Iascone Architetti

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Architects: Enrico Iascone Architetti
Location: ,
Design Team: Enrico Iascone, Carlotta Menarini, Camilla Belletti, Alberto Vitali
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1,600 sqm
Photographs: Daniele Domenicali