Ferrari Operational Headquarters and Research Centre / Studio Fuksas

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Architects: Studio Fuksas - Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas
Interior Design: Fuksas Design
Location: Maranello, , Italy
Client: Ferrari SpA
Area: 17,000 sq. m.
Project Year: 2001-2004
Photographs: Maurizio Marcato

‘Quattro Punti per una Torre’ Installation / Massimo Iosa Ghini

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The idea of the Quattro Punti per una Torre installation, designed by Massimo Iosa Ghini for FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti, is to use the primordial monolith, the whole massive block of stone material. In collaboration with Iguzzini, Tecnovision, and Faraonea, the project at the University of represents produced architecture and sculptures from time immemorial, repeated through the use of the large-sized ceramic slab with a finish that draws inspiration from the quarry stone. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Timmelsjoch Experience / Werner Tscholl Architects

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Architects: Werner Tscholl Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Alexa Rainer,  Jürgen Eheim

House F / Biasi Bonomini Vairo Architetti

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Architects: Biasi Bonomini Vairo Architetti
Location: , Italy
Completion: 2012
Photographs: Marco Zanta

   

Video: Venice in a Day

As you enjoy your Sunday, watch this short-film and become inspired by the beautiful city of . Vimeo user Joerg Niggli shot this timelapse from sunrise to sunset in hopes to capture the magic of “The Floating City”.

Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932–1947 at Rooms for Glass / Selldorf Architects

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The new exhibition space Rooms for Glass (Le Stanze del Vetro) in , designed by Selldorf Architects, will open this summer in August 2012.  The first exhibit to inaugurate the space will be Carlo Scarpa. Venini 1932–1947, a collection of over 300 glassworks by architect Carlo Scarpa. The exhibit will run until November 29, 2012, after which Rooms for Glass will continue showcasing the art of Venetian glassmaking in the 20th century with other exhibits.

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Kurt Brunner / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

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Architects: Bergmeister Wolf Architekten
Location: , Italy
Architecture Collaborators: Edoardo de Cicco, Jürgen Prosch, Ana Soares
Planning of Structural Framework: Paul Schmidt
Art on the Construction: Franziska Weinberger, Lois Weinberger, Lies Bielowski
Client: Kurt Brunner
Completion: 2011
Photographers: Günter Richard Wett

  

Video: New Careggi Entrance / Ipostudio

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The above video, filmed and edited by DUOSEGNO Visual Design, features a look into the new Careggi entrance in , designed by Ipostudio which becomes the ‘gateway’ to the hospital campus as it acts as both an urban junction as well as an architectural presence. The new entrance does not just function as a door to get inside, but is an area for strolling, for spontaneous interaction, and a place which represents the intricacy of the largest hospital development in all of central . Through a new ‘square’, a new archway for Florence, this covered plaza, which draws inspiration from the grand urban traditions of the Florentine porticos, allows for this to happen.

Falcognana Elderly Center / laN+

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Architects: IaN+ – Carmelo Baglivo, Luca Galofaro, Stefania Manna
Location: Rome,
Site Area: 400 sqm
Design Team: Gianluca Fontana, Serena Mignatti, Florindo Ricciuti,Giuseppe Vultaggio Philippe Buenger
Consultant Structure: Engineering Pietro Bucchi
Client: Municipality of Rome
Cost: 248,000 euro
Completion: 2010
Photographs: Nico Marziali

   

Semper Kaleidoscope / sTARTT

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Our friends from Italian design firm sTARTT have shared their most recent restoration project which transforms an abandoned warehouse into a spatial urban kaleidoscope.  Situated in the historic center in Porfiri of the Latina Province, the area is marked by architectonic elements from the city’s earliest foundation that now co‐exist with “inconsistent” contemporary parts of the center.  In that sense, the project seeks to bring a continuity to the context, as sTARTT has envisioned a way to allow users to appreciate the historic roots of their city within a contemporary atmosphere.

More about the project after the break.

Fire Magreid / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

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Architects: Bergmeister Wolf Architekten
Location: Johann Steck Strasse 34, 39040 Margreid,
Contractor: Gemeinde Margreid an der Weinstraße
Completion: 2010
Gross Floor Space: 690 sqm
Photographs: Günter Richard Wett, Jürgen Eheim, Ullrich Egger

Piazza Garibaldi / Dominique Perrault Architecture

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Located in , the Piazza Garibaldi, designed by Dominique Perrault Architecture, is one of the most important and complex transportation hubs in the Neapolitan transportation system. This infrastructure project, which includes a metro station, offers the opportunity to upgrade this lively urban space bustling with activity. More images and architects’ description after the break.

In Progress: Perathoner / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

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Architects: Bergmeister Wolf architekten
Location: ,
Collaborators: Roland Decarli, Peter Reichhalter
Client: Ulrich perathoner kg-sas
Construction: 2011 – 2012
Land area: 1,801 sqm
Gross floor space: 2,708 sqm
Developed area: 1,660 sqm
Photographs: Günter Richard Wett

   

Colterenzio / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

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Architects: Bergmeister Wolf Architekten
Location: Girlan,
Architecture Collaborators: Roland Decarli, Jürgen Prosch
Client: Kellerei Schreckbichl Gen. Landw. Ges
Completion: 2011
Gross Floor Space: 2,940 sqm
Photographs: Gunter Richard Wett

Private House / BoA Studio Architetti

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Architects: BoA Studio Architetti – Martina Cafaro, Carlo Zavan
Location: , Italy
Concept: 1st Phase mzc+ (Mario Marchetti, Fabio Zampiero, Giuseppe Cangialosi) 2nd Phase: Amaca Architetti Associati (Carlo Zavan, Monica Bosio, Martina Cafaro, Marco Ferrari)
Executive Design and Supervision: Amaca architetti Associati , : Martina Cafaro e Carlo Zavan/Remo Maitan-Incontri s.r.l.
Project Team: Carlo Zavan, Martina Cafaro, Serena Guadagnini, Elena Cecchetto
Photographs: Marco Zanta

 

Residencial-Commercial Building In Azzate / Park Associati

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Architects: Park Associati - Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi
Location: Via Piave, Azzate (Varese),
Client: FIM Group SpA, Varese
Design team: Danilo Annoscia, Andrea Dalpasso, Marinella Ferrari, Marco Neri, Pietro Pezzani, Paolo Uboldi
Completion: 2011
Site Area: 8,935 sqm
Photographs: Andrea MartiradonnaLeo Torri

   

OMA designs stage set for ancient Greek theatre in Syracuse

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On May 11, 2011, the performance of Aeschylus’s Prometheus Unbound premiered on OMA‘s (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) stage set for the Greek Theatre in , Sicily.  The design consists of three transformable architectural devices that can be reinterpreted among the different spaces of the theater.  These devices date back to 5th century BCE.

More after the break.

U27 Office Building / Park Associati

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The architectural design for the U27 Office building, by Park Associati, is based on an analytical approach to the articulated system of access to the Milanofiori Nord area in Assago, . The pedestrian walkways and roads, climatic factors relating to the context and the goal of properly integrating the building into the overall masterplan are the main elements they focused on. Its position as a link to an area of forest towards the north led to the development of a complex that while being based on a closed courtyard layout, enables a visual permeability to be maintained in terms of the routes that surround the building. More images and architects’ description after the break.