Manifestations : The Immediate Future of 3D Printing Buildings and Materials Science

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The future potential to build and realize the concepts of the human mind lie just there, within the potential of the human mind. For years the architectural world has been struggling to keep up with the ability of pen-to-paper and the recent advents in NURB surface computer modeling, algorithmic and parametric architecture. This in-return has led to the  building and technology industry playing catch-up with the recent advances in 3D architectural visualizations. In fact, as computer-aided design invaded these practices in the 1980s, radically transforming their generative foundations and productive capacities, architecture found itself most out-of-step and least alert, immersed in ideological and tautological debates and adrift in a realm of referents severed from material production.

Le Terrazze / Studio Marco Piva

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Architects: Studio Marco Piva
Location: Carità di Villorba-,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio Marco Piva

Giacomuzzi Commercial Building / monovolume architecture + design

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Architecture: monovolume architecture + design  (Arch. Patrik Pedó_Arch. Juri Pobitzer)
Location: (BZ)
Architectural staff: Arch. Simon Constantini / Arch.Thomas Garasi / Arch. Barbara Waldboth
Structural engineers: Baucon (Ing. Neulichedl Simon)
Client: Giacomuzzi limited partnership
Program: commercial building
Realization: 2009/10
Volume: 4.200 m³
Building area: 1.300 sqm
Photographer: Simon Constantini

   

International Award for Sustainable Architecture Competition

New administrative offices Mayr Melnhof - Kaufmann (Gold Medal 2011)

Conceived and promoted by the Ferrara Faculty of Architecture, , with the financial support of the Fassa Bortolo company, the aim of the International Award for Sustainable Architecture, now in its ninth edition, is to contribute to the research of a system of development in the building sector. This represents one of the fields of human activity with the greatest impact on the environment, that is more sustainable than our current model, which has lead to a state of deterioration and pollution, bringing us to the verge of a global crisis of the Earth’s entire ecological system.

The 2012 jury members include Thomas Herzog – Herozg & Partner (Italy), Peter Rich – Peter Rich Architects (South Africa), LI Xiaodong – School of Architecture, Tsinghua University of Beijing (China), Nicola Marzot – Faculty of Architecture (Italy), and Gianluca Minguzzi – Prize’ Secretary (Italy). The deadline for on-line registration is December 31st 2011 while the deadline for materials shipping is January 31st 2012. Registration details and further information can be found on their website here.

Villa Gardone / Richard Meier & Partners Architects

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Yesterday Richard Meier & Partners announced the design of a new Italian residence, Villa Gardone. The home is part of a complex in Gardone Riviera that is to be designed by a number of illustrious architecture firms from Europe and the U.S and completed by 2014.

Continue reading from more information on the Villa Gardone.

   

Albisola Superiore / 3S studio

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Architects: 3S studio + voarino cairo voarino
Location: Albisola Superiore (SV),
Project Team: 3S studio Silvia Dagna, Serena Galassi, Simona Maurone associated architects + voarino cairo voarino, + CAIRE cooperative architects and engineers, L. Villa
Client: Albisola Superiore (Savona)
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Daniele Voarino

Salewa Headquarters / Cino Zucchi Architetti and Park Associati

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Architect: Cino Zucchi Architetti and Park Associati
Location: Bolzano,
Project Team: Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi, Cino Zucchi, with Elisa Taddei (project architect), Alice Cuteri, Lorenzo Merloni, Marco Panzeri, Davide Pojaga, Alessandro Rossi, Giada Torchiana, Fabio Calciati (rendering)
Structural Engineer: Kauer & Kauer Ingenieure, Bolzano Ing. Georg Kauer, Ing. Ulrich Kauer
Electrical Engineer: Energytech Ingegneri S.r.l., Bolzano Ing. Gabriele Frasnelli
Mechanical Engineer: Energytech Ingegneri S.r.l., Bolzano Ing. Georg Felderer
Site Supervision: Plan Team GmbH, Bolzano Ing. Johann Röck, Ing. Rupert Cristofoletti
Climbing Wall Consultant: Ralf Preindl, Bressanone
Artistic Intervention: Margit Klammer
Client: Salewa SpA, Bolzano
Cost/General investment: € 40 Mln.
Project Area: 30,595 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Cino Zucchi and Park Associati

Ponte della Musica / Buro Happold

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Author: Buro Happold
Location: Rome,
Chief Bridge Engineer: Davood Liaghat
Architect: Kit Powell-Williams with C. Lotti e Associati
Photographs: Emilio Collavino

Caffè di Mezzo / JM Architecture

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Architects: JM Architecture / Jacopo Mascheroni
Location: Castelfranco Veneto,
Design Team: Paolo Basco (Project Manager), Fabrizio Demma, Jansen Lara
Structural Engineering: Ing. Giulio Bergamin, San Martino di Lupari (PD)
Mechanical Engineering: Studio Tre Progettazione, Castelfranco Veneto (TV)
General Contractor: Metris GmbH / Srl, Molini di Tures (BZ)
Electrical Engineering: Elektro Ewald, Falzes (BZ)
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Jacopo Mascheroni

Ferrari Factory Store / Iosa Ghini Associates

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Architects: Iosa Ghini Associates
Location: ,
Project Area: 370 sqm
Photographs: Gianluca Grassano

Winery Nals Margreid / Markus Scherer

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Architects: Markus Scherer
Location: Nals, , Italy
Client: Kellerei Nals-Margreid
Construction Supervisor: , Büro Weiss
Collaborator: Heike Kirnbauer
Structural Engineering: Büro Weiss
Safety Coordinator: Büro Weiss
Electrical and Domestic Engineering: Energytech
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Bruno Klomfar

The Park Designs the City Proposal / C+S Associati

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C+S Associati shared with us their first prize winning proposal in the competition for Area Parolini in , Italy. The project was done in association with landscape architects Land Srl. Every project needs to cope with the characteristics and values which are deposited in the specific site: particularly each project needs to look at these values as potentialities to be brought into the contemporary. In this way the park they designed has a strategic value, both in environmental terms and in terms of potentiality: the park is, in fact, conceived as part of a larger system ‘the green ring’, originated by the historic void spaces of the three beautiful squares of Bassano city centre. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Multifunctional Center / ETB Studio

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Designed by ETB Studio, the multifunctional center, which won the first prize in a competition, is part of the eastern edge of the village Bach, in the the ancient village of Sappada, . Combined with the ratio measured with the scale of the village, and the relationship with the valley and mountain ranges, a powerful scenery of the intervention is created. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Renovation of a Farmhouse / EXiT architetti associati

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Architect: EXiT architetti associati
Location: Oderzo, , Italy
Project Team: Francesco Loschi (Project Manager), Giuseppe Pagano, Paolo Panetto
Structural Project: Alberto Soligo
Technical Plant Design: Mauro Benozzi
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Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1200 sqm
Photographs: Silvia Longhi

Philipp Plein Store / AquiliAlberg

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Architects: AquiliAlberg
Location: Forte dei Marmi, Versilia,
Client: Philipp Plein
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 50 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of AquiliAlberg

Harbor Brain Building / C+S Associati

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Architects: C+S Associati / Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini
Location: ,
Client: Magistrato alle Acque di Venezia tramite il suo concessionario Consorzio Venezia
General Design, Structures and Installations: Thetis S.p.A.
Site Supervision: Giovanni Zarotti, Thetis S.p.A.
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Pietro Savorelli

Sustainable Residential Complex / Morfearch

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The aim of the sustainable residential complex, designed by Morfearch, is not only the production of new buildings able to satisfy living space requests, but the will to offer public services to the new settlement and open to the “outer” population. The project area, crossed north to south by divergent paths, generates trapezoidal spaces that become the generating principle of the different parts of the whole complex: every secondary parcel is indeed composed by different size tanks, 30 to 120cm high, open to different uses, materials, and patterns: green areas, water, paved spaces, vegetation and gardens, available for residents with a leisure, but also social, function. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton / Fabiola Minas Roberto Murgia Simona Oberti

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Location: Milano, Via San Paolo,
Project Team: Filippo Weber, Valentina Ravara
Lighting Design: Rossi Bianchi Lighting Design
Client: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Project Year: 300 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Giovanna Silva