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: , Italy
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 , Italy
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: , Italy
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: Treviso,
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, (Varese), Italy
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 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 , . 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.

“Living the City in the City” / Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi + Margherita Del Grosso + Openfabric

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The project “Living in the City in the City” by the team composed by Paolo Brescia and Tommaso Principi (architecture), Margherita Del Grosso (architecture), Openfabric (landscape), Marco Manzitti (urban marketing), Buro Happold (energy and environmental strategies), D’Appolonia (infrastructures), and Doro Dietz (visualization) recenlty won the international design competition organized by the Municipality of for the enhancement of Via XX Settembre. The idea of the project promotes a strong sense of self-identification by the Genoese, recovering the essential meaning of living seen as taking care of their city. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Villa Urbana Domus Radicalis / Metrogramma

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Architects: Metrogramma
Location: , Italy
Project Team: Andrea Boschetti, Alberto Francini, Enzo Fontana, Nicola Russi, Marco Corazza, Ekaterina Golovatiuk, Tom Hindryckx, Miriam Reuter
Structural Consultant: Stefano Moser
Technical Supplies: Milanoprogetti Spa
Construction Management: Renzo Boschetti, Rudi Lorenzi
Contractor: Prisma S.r.l.
Photos: Metrogramma, Paola De Pedri, Filippo Romano

Nardini Grappa Distillery “Bolle” / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

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The Nardini Grappa Distillary was completed in 2004, designed by Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas in Bassano del Grappa, , – the first impressions of the complex are two otherworldly inflated disks hover over a pool of water. Supported on stilts, the glass and steel envelope reflects the water below. Visitors stroll over paths that criss cross over the pool. A descending ramp leads into the 100-seat auditorium below, forming a natural canyon. Underwater lights illuminate the surface, creating a shimmer across the grounds of the distillery and reflected in the floating volumes above.

Come back after the break for more.

Update: Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum faces Closure

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Two weeks ago, we reported that Zaha Hadid Architects famed Maxxi Museum may face closure, as the high-profile museum was placed under special administration after the government uncovered a €800,000 hole in Maxxi’s 2011 accounts. With major budget cuts in cultural funding slashing the museum’s €11 million budget to less than €2 million for 2012, the future of the Maxxi remains unknown. However, as reported on BD Online, Maxxi president Pio Baldi has resigned and Italian architect has been appointed to take his place.

Recchia has announced that she will to do everything possible to keep the Maxxi afloat and preserve the museum’s prestigious reputation on the international stage. She plans seek corporate sponsorship and private funding to make up lost funds and save the museum from closure.

C House / ES-arch

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Architects: ES-arch – Enrico Scaramellini Architetto
Location: ,
Completion: 2011
Budget: 35,000 €
Area: 350 sqm
Project Team: Arch. Luca Trussoni, Arch. Vanessa Villa
Photographs: Marcello Mariana

   

Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi Museum faces Closure

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Just two years after its opening, the Maxxi Museum in is threatened with closure. The country’s current economic crisis has resulted in major cuts in cultural funding, causing a great deal of stress on the arts. As BD reports, earlier this month the museum was told that the government’s contribution to its €11 million budget would fall to less than €2 million for 2012. Now, as the museum officials failed to set a budget for 2013, the government has reportedly begun proceedings to put the high-profile museum under special administration.

Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the 2010 Stirling Prize winning national art and architecture museum has attracted more than 450,000 visitors per year. Hadid has described the museum’s success as “remarkable”, as it quickly built a prestigious, international reputation within the world of contemporary art.