Venice Biennale 2012: ‘Inter Cities / Intra Cities: GHOSTWRITING THE FUTURE’ Exhibition

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Organized by Hong Kong Institute of Architects and Hong Kong Arts Development Council as a collateral event at the Venice Biennale 2012, the “Inter Cities / Intra Cities: GHOSTWRITING THE FUTURE” exhibition focus upon the vital urban, architectural, and cultural regeneration of Kowloon East in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong based architectural practice, Oval Partnership, has been appointed as curator of the Hong Kong exhibition which takes the 320 hectare Kowloon East regeneration area as its subject; one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Asia, and a district based around the ghost of a former airport. The opening ceremony will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 (Arsenale, Campo della Tana, Castello 2126 in , Italy). If you are interested in participating, please let me know. I will inform you as soon as possible of the opening time and I will reserve an invitation for you. The exhibition will be open to the public until November 25, 2012.

Duecentosessanta MQ / Simone Bossi

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Architects: Simone Bossi
Location: 38056 Trentino, Italy
Architect In Charge: Simone Bossi
Project Area: 400.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Simone Bossi

Seaside Single House / modostudio

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Architects: modostudio
Location: 58019 Province of Grosseto,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 90.0 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of modostudio

Venice Biennale 2012: Catalan and Balearic Islands Pavilion

Restoration of Can Ribas Factory / Jaime J. Ferrer Forés; © José Hevia

This year’s Venice Biennale will kick off on August 29th and run through November 25th and for the first time, the Institut Ramon Llull will be presenting an exhibition dedicated to Catalan and Balearic architecture entitled “Vogadors”, featuring nine projects from nine different architects that epitomize the contemporary and avant-garde works from the regions. The exhibition is inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, which is the main geographical feature of the regions, and by the words of Jorge Oteiza, “He who forges ahead creating something new does so like an oarsman, moving forward but back-paddling, looking behind him, towards the past, towards what exists, so as to be able to reinvent its underpinnings.”

Follow us after the break to see the projects to be featured at the exhibit.

   

Enzo Ferrari Museum / Future Systems + Shiro Studio

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Architects: Future Systems - Jan Kaplický + Shiro Studio
Location: Via Paolo Ferrari, , Italy
Project Architect: Andrea Morgante
Project Team: Andrea Morgante, Søren Aagaard, Oriana Cremella, Chris Geneste, Cristina Greco, Clancy Meyers, Liz Middleton, Itai Palti, Filippo Previtali, Daria Trovato
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 5,200 sqm
Photographs: Andrea Morgante , Studio cento29, David Pasek

Video: Health Centre and Houses for Elderly People by IPOSTUDIO Architects

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As part of the Health Centre and Houses for Elderly People project by IPOSTUDIO Architects, Duosegno Visual Design shared with us this video they created which captures the features of the design and how it carefully integrates into the site. Through merging the new presence with the existent through the functional reuse and integration of the existing rural buildings to the new structures, the result is the emergence of a single façade towards the valley and its bending profile which simulates the soil contour lines.

DOSA Archaeological Museum Proposal / ferrarifrongia Architects

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Designed by ferrarifrongia Architects, the main aim of the proposal for the DOSA archaeological museum is to protect the landscape through the aesthetic and functional enhancement of the existing heritage. The project is conceived as a sign in the landscape which, as a result of an extracting and modeling action of the ground, remarks the connection between the natural and the built. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Residence with Sanitary Assistance / IPOSTUDIO Architects

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Architects: IPOSTUDIO Architects
Location: Torrita di , , Italy
Photographs: Pietro Savorelli

Piazza d’Armi Urban Park / modostudio

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Designed by modostudio, the proposal for the Piazza d’Armi Urban Park aims to create a thematic interaction between the competition area and the adjacent existing urban tissue. The architects accomplish this by means of creating a park for this city that is decontextualized from the neighboring urban space and, at the same time, directly related to the skyline of the nearby mountains. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Single-Family Residence / Archiplan Studio

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Architects: Studio Associato Archiplan
Location: Sarginesco, Italy
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Gianni Basso / Vega Mg

New Entrance of Careggi Hospital / IPOSTUDIO Architects

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Architects: IPOSTUDIO Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Pietro Savorelli

Chemical and Biological Library / Giuseppe Rebecchini

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Location: , Province of , Italy
Design Team: Giuseppe Rebecchini with Chiara Naseddu
Photographs: Andrea Cordoni

Technology Center / gmp Architekten

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The first prize winning design for the Technology Center in by gmp Architekten converts a former industrial heritage building into a modern technology park. With an area of about 110,000 square meters, the center includes an exhibition hall, laboratories, offices, a seedbed center for research affiliated with the university, and teaching facilities such as lecture halls and university institutes. In addition, there will be conference facilities, including hotel and service areas such as shops, a day nursery, restaurants and refectories to be established in the former power station. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New Milan Trade Fair / Studio Fuksas

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In an effort to attract large-scale world-class conventions and exhibitions, the city of Milan embarked on an ambitious plan to build a $700 million trade show complex. Massimiliano Fuksas was engaged to bring to life a new design that would house exhibition halls, auditoriums, conference rooms, restaurants and cafes, meeting halls, and office spaces for the administration. What would emerge from the recently reclaimed brownfields was a that covers 2.1 million square feet and stretches nearly a mile. More details after the break.

Health Centre and Houses for Elderly People / IPOSTUDIO Architects

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Architects: IPOSTUDIO Architects
Location: Montemurlo Province of Prato,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 3,660 sqm
Photographs: Pietro Savorelli, Jacopo Carli,

Two family house Giacomuzzi / Monovolume architecture

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Architect: Monovolume architecture
Location: ,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: René Riller

Casa Ceschi / Traverso Vighy

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Architects: Traverso Vighy
Location: Vicenza,
Design Team: Giovanni Traverso, Paola Vighy
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Alessandra Chemollo

In Progress: Faculty of Law and Political Sci​es of Turin / Foster and Partners

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Architects: Foster and Partners
Location: ,
Design Group: MAIRE Engineering (agent), Foster and Partners, Ltd. ICIS, Giugiaro, Arch CAMERANA Benedict, Studio Ass Mellano, Buonomo Vigil Studio, Studio Ass CO.PA.CO, Prof. G. Garzino, Studio A. Lazzerini, M. Arch Luciani, Prof. Ing Ossola, POLIEDRA S.P.A. and TEKSYSTEM
New building gross area: 36,232 sqm.
Photographs: Courtesy of comunicarch