dePaor Architects present a folly in pleated linen and lavendered softwood, called “4am”, in the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in the Giardini of Venice. The project constructs a liminal space, between two bespoke subject objects, as a domestic shadowplay.
Architect: Luca Bullaro
Location: Bagheria, Sicily, Italy
Collaborators: Domenica Mistretta, Armando Grech, Giulia Camerata, Maria Paula Vallejo (landscape)
Structural engineering: Santo Mineo
Systems: Paolo Rizzolo
Client: Comune di Bagheria
Contractor: Ditta COVECO, Consorzio Veneto Cooperativo
Works management: Angelo Fazio
Surface area: 3,400 sqm
Cost: € 1,310,000
Project Year: 2004-2009
Photographs: Luca Bullaro
An exhibition at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere dedicated to the theme of industrial archeology and of the abandoned and degraded sites of our cities will open September 8 till September 26. A conference will delve into the topic of abandoned areas and the general change of the idea of city, an urban transformation that opens up new possibilities and ideas from an architectural point of view.
For more information, you can click here.
We’re so happy to share this video BIG passed along to us highlighting their contribution to the 2010 Venice Biennale. Entitled the LOOP City, the exhibition focuses on a new Metro loop that become the catalyst for development for the cross border region as different programs grow around the new stations. The loop will connect areas around the Øresund Strait in a sustainable spine of public transport, energy exchange and electric car infrastructure. The design introduces a new “vein of true urbanity” that will weave it was through the suburbs. This new loop will create a new realm by uniting specific points, yet activating each interstitial segment.
More about the project after the break.
Continuing our coverage of Kazuyo Sejima’s exciting 2010 Venice Biennale, the International Jury of the exhibition has recently awarded a Golden Lion for the best project of the ‘People Meet in Architecture’ Exhibit to Junya Ishigami+ Associates, a Golden Lion for the best National Participation to the Kingdom of Bahrain, and a Silver Lion for a promising young participant to OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen + Bas Princen. We’ve featured Ishigami + Associates’ work previously on AD, and his Venice exhibit explores similar ideas about transparency and structure evident in his elegantly simplistic Kanagawa Institute of Technology.
More about the project, including a video from Domus about Ishigami’s project and beliefs.
Architects: EXiT architetti associati / Francesco Loschi, Giuseppe Pagano, Paolo Panetto
Location: Selva di Cadore, Belluno, Italy
Project Manager: Francesco Loschi
Structural Engineering: Alberto Soligo
Technical Plan Design: Mauro Benozzi
Project Area: 220 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2010
Photographs: Teresa Cos
The Ministry for the Cultural Heritage and Activities, with the PaBAAC – General Direction for the landscape, fine arts, architecture and contemporary art – and the Biennale di Venezia present AILATI. Reflections from the future, an exhibition conceived by Luca Molinari for the Padiglione Italia at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, where Studio Tamassociati will present his work in the category “Socially aware design”.
AILATI.Reflections from the future is a play on words, a reversal of the country’s name that opens up a new reading of contemporary architecture in an original and sideways glance at objects, reality and designs (in English, the title would be YLATI). The exhibition offers a bold, knowledge-led haven for reflections of the future delivered to us by reality on a daily basis; the resources upon which Italian architecture will draw to forge new forms of identity and development.
For more information on the exhibition, click here.
In 2010, Estonia is participating at the Venice Biennale of Architecture – La Biennale di Venezia, with an exposition entitled 100 HOUSES, and has thereby set a clear goal for itself – to present local architectural practices to a wider audience and introduce Estonian architectural life through the narrow sphere of private residential architecture. Kazuyo Sejima, the general curator of the exhibition, has named the 2010 exhibition “People meet in architecture”.
n order to demonstrate the historical continuity and unique position of private residential architecture in the local architectural scene, the exhibition includes private residences with special iconic meaning from the period of the first Estonian Republic and the Soviet era. However, the main emphasis is placed on the 21st century, thereby creating such a voluminous overview of the best of Estonian residential architecture for the first time.
The Exhibition is accompanied by a 250-page catalogue, with rich illustrative material and articles, to expand the topic. For more information, click here. You can see six Estonian houses after the break.
This just in from OMA! The firm has unveiled their plans for the major restoration project of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi – a landmark building in Venice, Italy. Rich in history, this icon was constructed by in 1228 as a major trading post for German merchants, and under Napoleon it became a customs house in 1806. Its most recent use has been as a post office, yet currently, the building has fallen into a state of disrepair as most of the building is unused and inaccessible for the first time in centuries. Now, the next step in the building’s evolution is to become, yet again, a thriving trading post – yet, in a contemporary way. OMA has been commissioned to the create a culturally-programmed department store that will, once again, give a new spirit to the building.
More images and more about the project after the break.
Architects: C+S Associati / Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini
Location: Ponzano Veneto, Italy
Project Team: F&M Ingegneria spa (structures, MEP, survey, work supervision, building security), Lorenzo Vittori (sustainabilty)
Project Area: 4,100 sqm
Project Year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Alessandra Bello, Pietro Savorelli & C+S Associati
Giuseppe Occhipinti, an Italian structural engineer and the co-founder of Engineering Seismic Consulting (ESC), has shared his seismic water tower design with us. While ESC amends structural problems for projects on a variety of scales, the firm also develops conceptual projects. Their latest conceptual project is a reuse for a typical tall water tank to aid urban needs. The seismic addition not only adds a functional entity but also adds an aesthetic touch to the tower.
More images and more about the tower after the break.
Five of the architecture offices invited to participate will be presenting the results of their work to the public in an exhibition designed by Raumlaborberlin.
The exhibition opens August 27 and will be open until September 26. For more information, click here.
In just a few short weeks, the 12th International Architecture Exhibition directed by Kazuyo Sejima, will commence in Venice. Sejima has a long history with the Venice exhibition as she, paired with Ryue Nishizawa, organized the Japanese Pavilion, City of Girls, for the 7th International Architecture Exhibition in 2000 and won the Golden Lion in 2004 for the most significant work of the 9th International Architecture Exhibition. Now, she will be the first woman to direct the Architecture Sector of the Biennale. “The twenty-first century has just started. Many radical changes are taking place. In such a rapid-changing context, can architecture clarify new values and a new lifestyle for the present? Hopefully, this show will be a chance to experience the manifold possibilities of architecture, as well as to account for its plurality of approaches, each one of them being a different way of living,” explained Sejima.
More about the Biennale, including a video of Sejima’s introduction, after the break.
Architects: D+R dipiuerre architettura
Location: Treviso, Italy
Project Architects: Franco dall’Antonia, Stefano Roma, Guglielmo de’Giusti
Structural Engineering: Building Project
MEP Engineering: T-service
Project Area: 5,188 sqm
Design Year: 2009-2010
Construction Year: 2011-2012
Images: Courtesy of D+R dipiuerre architettura