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
Our friends at Abitare published several works by Italian firm Buratti + Battiston, an architect and engineer, respectively. With a strong grasp of aesthetics as their foundation for creating spaces, their Vetreria Airoldi Office + Showroom works with the characteristics of colored glass to form a contemporary working space.
More images and more about the project after the break.
Studio Shift’s Stadt Krone proposal is one of twelve that offers a conceptual solution for the densification of Milano. The proposals were required to inject 25,000 inhabitants into the existing urban fabric of Milano, and Studio Shift’s proposal addresses the strain that this increase will have on the existing infrastructure and the social and economic well-being of the population. Their comprehensive strategy creates “a self-sustaining community and one that seeks to integrate programmatically and physically with the existing city.”
More images and more about the project after the break.
Architects: Waltritsch a+u
Location: Gorizia, Italy
Director in Charge: Arch. Dimitri Waltritsch
Project Team: Dimitri Waltritsch and Federico Gori, Leonardo De Marchi, Cecilia Morassi
Façade Main Contractor: Seretti srl, San giorgio di Nogaro
Interior Main Contractor: SZ arredamenti, Cervignano
Project Area: 500 sqm
Project Year: 2009-2010
Photographs: Marco Covi. Trieste (© Dimitri Waltritsch)
On the occasion of the Settimana milanese del Design 2010, during which the Japanese architect presented an impressive installation anticipating the new work of architecture, Kengo Kuma himself gave a video-interview on the meaning of the very “CCCWall” (photos here / video here), its conception and tangible character. The image and voice of the Japanese architect allow the viewers to approach the ceramic masterpiece which will be inaugurated in Casalgrande, Reggio Emilia.
The aim of the project is to encourage reflections about the life in a community, an occasion for graphic designers and architects from all over the world to express, demonstrate and imagine possible solutions for a city, capable to improve the life of its inhabitants.
The graphic works (poster 70 x 100 and 100 x 70) will be selected by a jury of experts and will be exhibited in October in Venice together with Expo Shanghai 2010 and The Biennial of Architecture. For more information, visit the competition’s official website. Seen at Bustler.
Arquitectum and the Istituto Nazionale di Architettura want to bring a new element to the city’s debate and enigma: a hundred meter high tower, next to the Coliseum, which would present itself as an “important” element, but not necessarily monumental, which would expose Rome’s complexity by being a “vertical” Rome, which would assemble the facts and the enigmas lived and surviving in the Eternal City.
The challenge of this competition is, of course, to discover this “belonging” to Rome, the hidden beauty and exposed all over the city as a mendicant spirit, wandering lost, waiting for the architect willing and able to capture it. Therefore the suggested tower will serve as an element demonstrative of this spirit, projecting it in the present time and the uncertain future of a city which has survived every kind of buildings and can always take in a new one: refreshing, renewing and exposing of the constant rebirth of its vital structure. More information at the competition’s official website. Seen at Death by Architecture.
Architects: Architekt Stephen Unger
Location: Merano, Alto Adige, Italy
Architect in Charge: Stephan Unger
Assistant: Wolfgang Höllmüller
Site Manager: Martin Geier, Franz Derntl
Client: Dr.Erich Höller
Engineering: Gerhard Derntl
Project Area: 400 sqm
Project Year: 2006-2008
Photographs: Franz Derntl, Ann-Brigit Hiiller, Fokus Vinschgau, Fokus Etschtal, Ganther Stockklauser
Architects: MAB Arquitectura
Location: Via Gallarate, Milano, Italy
Client: Comune di Milano
Intervention: Social Housing, Public Space, and Park
Structural Engineer: Ing. Gabriele Salvatoni
Technical Installations: BETA Progetti
Site Area: 33,860 sqm
Public Space Area: 30,000 sqm
Built Area: 20,683 sqm
Cost: 24.500.000 €
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Paolo Riolzi
CCCWall is an installation realized by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma at the important Milanese Fuorisalone 2010 event. The installation is an anticipation of Kengo Kuma’s first actual architecture ever done in Italy, currently about to be completed near the headquarters of Casalgrande Padana, in Reggio Emilia, Italy.
More images and architect’s description after the break.
The Territorial Agency for Residential Housing (ATER) for the Commune of Rome hereby invites tenders for the international planning competition “PASS – Project for social and sustainable housing” for requalification of the social housing complexes comprised within Area Plan No. 15-bis Tiburtino III, lots situated between via Grotta di Gregna and via Mozart in Rome.
The primary aim of the invitation to tender is to promote quality in transformation of the buildings and urban requalification by providing:
a) 120 new homes, that is to say 40 new homes (approximately 3000 m2) through recovery of the ground floor levels and 80 new homes (approximately 4200 m2) through recovery of the attic service areas;
b) new services in the area, for a total of approximately 1200 m2;
c) requalification of public spaces;
d) integrated operations to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings (comprising approximately 450 homes).
The Regione Calabria Town planning and Territorial Governance Department are promoting an online international competition for Solar Park South. Proposals must provide design solutions for the Solar Park South in relation to both the values of the local landscape and the application and enhancement of renewable energies. By investigating and studying in detail sustainable solutions, the procedure will considerably impact on the diffusion of a culture of sustainability.
Details on participation, jury, registration and awards on the competition’s official website.
Architect: Alberto Campo Baeza
Location: Ponzano Veneto, Treviso, Italy
Client: Benetton Group spa
Collaborator: Jesús Donaire
Structure: Andrea Rigato
Construction Management: Alberto Campo Baeza, Jesús Donaire, Massimo Benetton
Contractor: CEV spa, Eurogroup spa, Angelo Saran & C.snc, La Quercia, ISAFF srl
Project Area: 1,868 sqm
Project Year: 2006
Construction Year: 2007
Photographs: Marco Zanta, Hisao Suzuku
The Milan Furniture Fair started last week and ends today. It is the most important design event of the year. During the event, Brazilian based Campana Brothers (Fernando & Humberto Campana) unveiled The Tasting Gloriette, a collaboration for Veuve Clicquot. The structure is a contemporary version of a gloriette for the residence’s garden.
Dedicated to outdoor tasting and champagne degustation, it will be on display at the Milan Furniture Fair until today at the Superstudio Piu – Via Tortona 27, Milano. More photos after the break.
Schambelan + Fromm teamed together to design a mountain bike hotel in Pregasina, Italy. The hotel seems to cling to the side of a mountain, approximately 500 meters above the northern tip of Lake Garda. With the project’s geometric contorted aesthetic and proximity to a variety of routes, trails and single tracks, the hotel intends to attract extreme sports enthusiasts who would be visiting the Alps.
More about the hotel after the break.
RomeCityVision is an ideas competition, which challenges architects, engineers, designers, students and creatives individuals to develop visionary urban proposals with the intention of stimulating and supporting the contemporary city, in this case Rome. Through innovative ideas and methodologies which can improve the connection between the historical, present, and future city. CITYVISION aims to foster a critical evolution of architectural historiography.