New Entrance of Careggi Hospital / IPOSTUDIO Architects

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

Chemical and Biological Library / Giuseppe Rebecchini

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Architects:
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: Province of Prato, Italy
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: , Italy
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: René Riller

Casa Ceschi / Traverso Vighy

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Architects: Traverso Vighy
Location: ,
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

   

Solar House / studio Albori

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Architects: studio Albori
Location: Vens (Val d’Aosta),
Project Team: Emanuele Almagioni, Giacomo Borella, Francesca Riva
Project Area: 83 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of studio Albori

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: Brenner Pass,
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Alexa Rainer,  Jürgen Eheim

House F / Biasi Bonomini Vairo Architetti

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Architects: Biasi Bonomini Vairo Architetti
Location: Trieste,
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

Corroded, 1973 by Carlo Scarpa | via Selldorf Architects

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: ,
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: ,
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