Segreen Business Park / Lombardini22

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Architects: Lombardini22
Location: MI,
Area: 30000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Lombardini22

KM 429 Chosen to Design Isola Garibaldi Civic Center in Milan

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The first-place competition winner from KM 429 architecture, this proposal for the Isola Garibaldi Civic Center draws inspiration from Milan’s historic architectural tradition superimposed within the modern urban context. Through its refusal to be monumentalized, the Civic Center generates a new language within its neighborhood and looks to the city’s past to create a vital civic architecture to serve present, and future, needs.

AM House / Giampaolo Mazzon

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Location: Via G.L. Bernini, 3, 31100 Treviso TV,
Area: 151.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Francesco Castagna

Z. House in Mantova / Vittorio Longheu

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Architects: Vittorio Longheu
Location: Via Giovanni Dè Cani, 46100 MN, Italy
Photographs: Federica Bottoli

Marble Quarrying Looks Even More Awesome Than You Imagined

In this video from NOWNESS, an excerpt from Yuri Ancarani’s documentary “Il Capo” (The Chief), the filmmaker captures the mesmerizing business of extraction in the hills of Northwest Italy. The prized delicacy of the Carrara stone’s surface is juxtaposed against the dramatic size and weight of the blocks they are removing, which eventually fall with an earth-shattering thud. Similarly the rugged power of the excavators is in marked contrast to the precise, understated gestures of the chief himself, who directs his workers with a complex series of predetermined hand signals.

“Marble quarries are places so unbelievable and striking, they almost feel like they are big theaters or sets,” explains Yuri Ancarani. “I was so taken by the chief, watching him work. How he can move gigantic marble blocks using enormous excavators, but his own movements are light, precise and determined.”

C House in Vicenza / Vittorio Longheu

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Architects: Vittorio Longheu
Location: Vicenza VI,
Architect In Charge: Francesco Durante, Paolo De Biasi, Elisabetta Roman
Photographs: Federica Bottoli

Milan Expo 2015: Herzog & de Meuron Designs Slow Food Pavilion for Carlo Petrini

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Herzog & de Meuron have unveiled the design for their Slow Food , due for completion by the 2015 Milan Expo in May. Showcasing the work of Carlo Petrini’s Slow Food organization, the pavilion promotes the global organization’s vision of universal access to “good, clean and fair food.”

Sited on a triangular piece of land in the Eastern end of the Expo’s central boulevard, the pavilion uses a a triangular configuration of tables to evoke what Herzog & de Meuron describe as “an atmosphere of refectory and market.”

D Opera / Studio Zero85

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Architects: Studio Zero85
Location: 65024 Manoppello PE,
Architects In Charge: Mirko Giardino, Mario Michetti, Giovanna Pizzella
Area: 260.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Sergio Camplone

Casa CM / Paolo Carlesso

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Architects: Paolo Carlesso
Location: Via Gorizia, 77, 21054 VA, Italy
Area: 290.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Simone Bossi

Courmayeur Ski & Snowboard School / LEAPfactory

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Architects: LEAPfactory
Location: Courmayeur AO,
Design Team: Stefano Testa, Luca Gentilcore, Stefano Girodo, Corrado Curti
Area: 50.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Francesco Mattuzzi

Arup Unveils Plans for New A.C. Milan Football Stadium

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Arup has unveiled a proposal to construct a new stadium for the Italian football club A.C. Milan in a central area of Milan. If built, the venue would integrate a “modern stage” for the team’s home matches with a hotel, sports college, restaurants, children’s playground and public open space.

“The project has been developed with a fully holistic and integrated approach where all the design components have been carefully balanced around the spectator’s experience,” stated Arup in a press release.

3 Vaults / R3architetti

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Architects: R3architetti
Location: Turin,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jacopo Gallitto

Renzo Piano and G124 to Transform Italian Suburbs with Shipping Containers

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A group of six young architects under the leadership of Renzo Piano have been hard at work transforming unused spaces within Italy’s suburban framework. The team, known as G124, focuses its efforts on injecting life back into overlooked and forgotten areas of its built environment and stimulating the local economy through design. This most recently entailed transforming a long abandoned area under a viaduct in northeast Rome into a bustling cultural hot-spot.

Alps Villa / Camillo Botticini

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Architects: Camillo Botticini
Location: Passo del Cavallo, 25065 Lumezzane BS,
Area: 360.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nicolò Galeazzi

Curno Public Library and Auditorium / Archea Associati

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Architects: Archea Associati
Location: Via IV Novembre, 24128 Bergamo BG,
Area: 1960.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Pietro Savorelli

INTECS SPA Headquarters / Modostudio + Studio Cattinari

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Architects: Modostudio,
Location: , Italy
Area: 3500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Julien Lanoo, Courtesy of Modostudio, Solange Ermelinda

Residential Wood Building in Selvino / Camillo Botticini

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Architects: Camillo Botticini
Location: 24020 Selvino BG,
Architectural Design: ABDArchitetti botticini
Area: 1000.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Luca Santiago Mora

Denton Corker Marshall’s Australian Pavilion to Debut at the 56th Venice Biennale

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The first building to be constructed in Venice in the past two decades, Denton Corker Marshall‘s Australian Pavilion will welcome its first visitors on May 9, as part of the 56th  Biennale.

Envisioned by the architects as a “simple yet confident, memorable garden … timeless but with vitality, tactility and materiality that [invites] curiosity and engagement,” the project is located in the historic Giardini, and is Venice’s only waterfront pavilion. Replacing Philip Cox‘s 1988 temporary structure, the pavilion features a white interior exhibition space allowing art to be the main focal point, and in which the work of Australian photographic artist Fiona Hall will be displayed upon the pavilion’s opening in May. View previous coverage of the pavilion here.