Vietnam’s Pavilion at Expo 2015 Competition Entry / H&P Architects

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The concept proposal for Vietnam’s Pavilion at Expo 2015 in focuses on mixing settlement and settled agriculture to create the future’s space – the space where settlement and settled agriculture include each other. Titled the Pavilion of dream terraces (field), the building by H&P Architects is created from steel structure frames, which have a large amount of modules – the longest one being 7.5m – that are connected by simple joins or overlapping. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Firenze Che Sarà: Screenings and Conversations

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Firenze Che Sarà (A Florence That Will Be) are a series of screening and conversations involving changes in cities, attempting to stimulate the Florentine administration, which has repeatedly show interest in promoting change. The first two screening already took place, but the sessions will continue on the following dates:

- April 18 (A Gavinana. Architecture in Wait)
- May 16 (At the Uffizi. The cityless museum)
- June 13 (At the Cascine. On the search for landscapes)

All videos part of the “Firenze Che Sarà” program are selected by Image ARCHIVE. The program is organized by Image in collaboration with the Ordine degli Architetti di Firenze

One of the 9 videos included in the screening is J. Mayer. H.’s Metropol Parasol, filmed by Pedro Kok

Three-Family Home / Romano Adolini

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Architects: Romano Adolini
Location: ,
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Romano Adolini

INVERSION Installation at INTERNI Magazine’s Hybrid Architecture Exhibition

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As part of INTERNI’s Hybrid Architecture Exhibition event, Steven Holl Architects will be opening their ‘INVERSION’ tomorrow, April 9th, in Milan. In addition, Steven Holl will deliver a lecture in the Aula Magna of the Università degli Studi di Milano at 10am. Shown in the Cortile 700 of the Università degli Studi di Milano, the installation features six void-cut, 21 million year old limestone blocks, which frame a sheet of water. The process, beginning with a 5”x7” watercolor sketch in New York City, which is transformed into a 3D file and then sent to Lecce, required no working drawings. More information on their installation after the break.

Maranello Library / Andrea Maffei Architects

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Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Arata Isozaki, M+T & Partners
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Andrea Maffei Architects

Palace of Labour / Alberto Apostoli

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Architects: Alberto Apostoli
Location: L’Aquila,
Area: 1200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tommaso Cassinis

Steven Holl in Milan


On April 9, Steven Holl Architects is preparing to open the installation INVERSION, presented as part of Interni’s Hybrid Architecture exhibition event organized on occasion of the FuoriSalone 2013, during Design Week in .

Milano EXPO 2015 Info Point Winning Proposal / Scandurrastudio

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The winning proposal in the Info Point competition at Milano EXPO 2015 by Scandurrastudio aims to be an impressive void; a square and two pavilions. Featuring a great open space, a central square between two booth-like pavilions, the gate to EXPO 2015 will offer an ideal opportunity to talk about growth and evolution, while marking the time before the opening event. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Richard Meier – Architecture and Design’ Retrospective Exhibition

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Richard Meier’s architecture career, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, in collaboration with the Fondazione Bisazza from , are presenting the first Richard Meier Retrospective in Europe, titled ‘Richard Meier – Architecture and Design’. Taking place May 8-July 28, the new exhibition will be a retrospective of the American architect’s iconic work and the unveiling of a site-specific installation for the Foundation’s permanent collection. Meier’s oeuvre is a reflection of the continuous search and analysis of concepts perfected over more than half a century of constant work in the field of architecture and design. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

Hotel Pupp / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

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Architects: Bergmeister Wolf Architekten
Location: Brixen, Bressanone,
Architect In Charge: Gerd Bergmeister, Michaela Wolf, Christian Schwienbacher
Project Team: Roland Decarli, Jürgen Prosch, Regina Steinmann
Area: 4,020.4 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Günter Richard Wett, Jürgen Eheim, Courtesy of Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

Perathoner / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

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Architects: Bergmeister Wolf Architekten
Location: Pontives,
Architects In Charge: Gerd Bergmeister, Michaela Wolf
Collaborator Architects: Roland Decarli, Peter Reichhalter, Ana Soares, Marina Gousia
Client: Ulrich perathoner kg-sas
Area: 2,708 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Günter Richard Wett, Ulrich Egger

ANIMA Cultural Center Proposal / Bernard Tschumi Architects

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ANIMA, the first work in by Bernard Tschumi, is a cultural, social, and architectural generator of events. Situated in , the project is intended to welcome and encourage a broader expression of creativity and culture. The schematic design highlights the remarkable quality of a building characterized by flexible space and the structure manifests itself to the visitor as both highly permeable and exceptionally receptive. Unveiled just last month, completion is scheduled for 2016, creating stronger ties between the people and the territory. More images and architects’ description after the break.

La Forgiatura / Giuseppe Tortato

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Architects: Giuseppe Tortato
Location: ,
Project Manager: Marco Bettalli
Design Team: Marco Bettalli, Giorgia Celli, Barbara Storchi, Antonio Urru
Project Executive: A&I progetti, Stefano Niccoli
Area: 24,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stefano Topuntoli

OBRA Architects: Castro & O’Brien Lecture

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Taking place this Thursday, March 14th at the Sapienza, Università di Roma‘s School of Architecture, OBRA Architects‘ Pablo Castro and William O’Brien will be delivering the lecture where these two  Prize Fellows at the American Academy in will discuss their research with Francesco Garofalo and Antonino Saggio. Pablo Castro’s design direction at has produced a body of award-winning projects: four AIANY Design Awards, 2008 ID Annual Design Review Award, and two 2004 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards. He is a 2006 NYFA Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures and a 2003 Society of Architectural Historians de Montëquin Senior Fellow. William O’Brien is the recent recipient of the 2012-2013 Rome Prize Fellowship in Architecture awarded by the American Academy in Rome. His practice was awarded the 2011 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers. In 2010 his practice was a finalist for the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program and was recognized as a winner of the Design Biennial Boston Award. The lecture begins at 6:00pm. For more information, please visit here.

TVZEB Zero Energy Building / Traverso Vighy

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Architects: Traverso Vighy
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Giovanni Traverso, Paola Vighy, Giulio Dalla Gassa, Elena Panza
Area: 190 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Alessandra Chemollo, Francesco Castagna

Pablo Castro Lecture: Hexameter

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As part of Cornell University‘s 2013 Lecture Series, Pablo Castro, founder of OBRA Architects will be delivering the ‘Hexameter’ lecture this Thursday, March 7th, at the Palazzo Lazzaroni in Rome at 6:00pm. A 2012 Rome prize winner, Castro’s design direction at OBRA has produced a body of award-winning projects including four AIANY Design Awards and two Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards. He is also a 2006 NYFA Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures and a 2003 Society of Architectural Historians de Montëquin Senior Fellow, which are just some of the many awards received. For more information on the event, please visit here.

Autodesk Milano Offices / Goring & Straja Architects

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Architects: Goring & Straja Architects
Location: Via Tortona 37, ,
Design Team: André Straja, Giacomo Sicuro, Simone Marchiorato, Stefan Davidovici, Camilla Guerritore, Elisa Mori, Naohisa Hosoo, John North
Project Manager: Jones Lang Lasalle
Area: 850.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luc Boegly

In Progress: CityLife Milano / Zaha Hadid Architects

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CityLife Milano is an ambitious commercial and residential development on Milan’s historic former trade fair grounds: the Fiera Milano. On the surface, over half of CityLife Milano will be covered with upwards of 168,000 square meters of landscaped parkland dedicated to pedestrians and bicycles. This lush, pedestrianized space will be centered around a grand new piazza - named piazza delle tre torri’ - shaped by a trio of towers and surrounded by a cluster of residences, all designed by three world-renowned architects. As previously mentioned, Arata Isozaki and Andrea Maffei has contributed the Isozaki Tower, which is planned to become the tallest skyscraper in Italy at 202 meters and will be built alongside the curved, 150 meter Libeskind Tower by – you guess it – Daniel Libeskind. To complete the triad, Zaha Hadid has designed a twisting, glazed tower, which will rise 170 meters into the skyline.

More on the Hadid Tower and surrounding development after the break…