Apartment building on the harbour / Zucchi & Partners

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Architects: Zucchi & Partners
Location: ,
Design Team: Cino Zucchi, Nicola Bianchi, Andrea Viganò with Leonardo Berretti, Ivan Bernardini, Juarez Corso
Client: Iter Cooperativa Ravennate Interventi Sul Territorio
Structures: Studio di Ingegneria Due esse, Michele Berti
Area dimension: 7,434 sqm
Dimensions: 4,754 sqm
Photographs: Cino Zucchi

Zenale Building Renovation / FTA

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Architects: Filippo Taidelli Architetto (FTA)
Location: Milan,
Program: Building renovation
Client: Immobiliare Zenale
Size: 2.500 sqm
Budget: € 4.000.000
Partners: Arch. Piero Castellini Baldissera
Consultants: Manens Intertecnica S.r.l., Enco Engeneering Consulting, S. Sesana, Studio Tre, Falegnameria Ori e Bonetti, LDW Lighting Design Workshop
Photographs: Courtesy of Filippo Taidelli Architetto

Colors on Water / GruppoFonArchitetti

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Architect: GruppoFonArchitetti
Location: , Italy
Customer: EstCapital Group
Building firm construction: Impresa Costruzioni Maltauro
Building area: 4,919 sqm
Year of completion: 2010
Photograph: Daniele Domenicali 


Tile and Concrete / Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz

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Architects: Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz
Location: , Italy
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 90 sqm
Photographs: Francesco Di Gregorio

Ponte Parodi / UNStudio

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This month, UNStudio’s Ponte Parodi, a waterfront design for , , will be presented at the MAPIC in Cannes as one of the most iconic waterfront developments currently being realized.  The harbor project is part of a larger vision to revitalize the entire waterfront area, and merge the local urban and economic fabric to create a point of interest for ’s varied waterfront users.  The juxtaposition of varied circulation typologies creates an innovative extension for the city center which not only organizes the position of the program, but also optimizes pedestrian flows within and atop the building.

More about the waterfront after the break.

laRinascente Piazza della Repubblica / 1+1=1

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The new extension designed by 1+1=1 Claudio Silvestrin Giuliana Salmaso architects and planners for laRinascente in Piazza della Repubblica, , is conceived as a symbol of strength through the square, yet of lightness, in the detail of the Archangel’s wing in Filippo Lippi’s painting of the Annunciation. Visually, the new extension is floating above Palazzo del Trianon while preserving its authentic architectural structure. More images and project description after the break.

LaN + SOLIDO Creative Potential of Production Driven Design Workshop

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Open to architects, designers, engineers and students from November 22-27, this workshop put on my LaN (Live Architecture Network), in collaboration with SOLIDO, is intended to suit a range of levels- those with no Rhinoceros modeling or CNC machining experience will gain experience working with between modeled geometries and designing tool-paths for production. Those with previous experience will have hands-on access to taking their understanding further. Sessions are co-instructed by Solido Founder Filippo Moroni & LaN Co-director Monika Wittig.

The workshop will focus on the potential to design in parallel with CNC fabrication technologies. RhinoCam will allow participants to simulate CNC milling effects in the friendly Rhinoceros environment. Instruction will encourage how to add design value without extending economies of time and material. Participants will be introduced to an array of real world examples where a clear understanding of production parameters has driven design potential. For more detailed information, please visit their website here.

David Chipperfield to Curate 2012 Venice Biennale

 British architect, David Chipperfield, will curate the 2012 Architecture Biennale. Chipperfield will have only eight months to decide on a theme and prepare to curate the world’s largest architecture exhibition. He will become the first British architect to curate the event.

The newly appointed dean of architecture at the RCA, Alex de Rijke stated, “Someone of his intellectual calibre will rise to the challenge,” he said. “He’s not going to use it as an opportunity to promote his own architecture. He is going to frame an issue, treat it as research and ask people to contribute.”

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


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-Treviso,
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 Bozen (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: , Italy
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, Italy
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: ,
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: Alessandria,
Project Area: 370 sqm
Photographs: Gianluca Grassano