Eagle Nest Hut Proposal / Piero Ceratti

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Architect Piero Ceratti shared with us his concept design, titled ‘Eagle Nest Hut’, for a mountain hut/shelter powered by wind turbines. This alpine hut can be installed in very extreme sites while minimizing the point of contact with the rocky ground. More images and architects’ description after the break.

RE:U-SEM / LED Architecture Studio

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The major of the city of , Giovanni Renzi, with the manifesto of the 15th of September 1903, communicated to his citizens the tender for the construction of the social aqueduct of the Tennacola company. Since then, this work has been in constant evolution and all the structures linked to the aqueduct are still deep-rooted in the territory and they have become symbols of the project by LED Architecture Studio. More images and architects’ description after the break.

New EDI Headquarters / tiarstudio + RMA

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Architects: tiarstudio / Federico Florena, RMA / Roberto Murgia
Location: ,
Client: Effetti Digitali Italiani
Structural Engineer: EncoCrema
Light Design: Rossi Bianchi Lighting Design
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 950 sqm
Photographs: Francesco Jodice

Sensational Garden / Nabito Architects and Partners

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The neighborhood of Corso Lazio, in the city of , Italy, can finally enjoy its first public space,that it has been expecting for 25 years now. The sensational garden represents the starting point of a big masterplan to renew and integrate the public spaces and the services to the housing neighborhood. This lack of public spaces generate an absolute degrade of the entire area, and the neighborhood has become an unsustainable dormitory. For this reason the project for the sensational garden amplifies the idea of a relational space filling the social void with an explosive, playful, sensorial and interactive intimate room, like a personal living room in a public realm. The garden is constantly in tension between artificial and natural elements.

Architect: Nabito Architects
Location: Frosinone, Italy
Project Team: Alessandra Faticanti, Roberto Ferlito, Luca Faticanti, Damiano Bauco, Gianluca Sanità
Collaborators: Davide Fois, LucioAltana,Joanna Rodriguez Noyola, Agita Putnina, Furio Sordini
Contractor: EDILCM (Fr)
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Nabito Architects and Partners

Instant Untitled / MOS Architects

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Architect: MOS Architects
Location: Venice Biennale ,
Project Year: 2010
Photos: David Fenster, MOS Architects

Elisabeth and Helmut Uhl Foundation / Modostudio

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Modostudio shared with us their winning project in an invited competition which challenged participants to design a building able to host the activities of the foundation. It will be located on the top of a mountain facing the valley towards Bozen. The site has a spectacular panoramic view and an amazing surrounding. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Domus Technica: Immmergas Center for Advanced Training / Iotti + Pavarani Architetti

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The Renzo Piano Foundation has selected the winner of the first edition prize reserved for Italian Architects under 40. The studio Iotti + Pavarani Architetti in Reggio Emilia was awarded the first prize for their project Domus Technica. The award, promoted by the Italian Association of Architecture and Criticism directed by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, received more than seventy entries screened by a single juror: Renzo Piano.  The Renzo Piano Foundation selected the project Domus Technica: the new Immmergas Center for Advanced Training by Iotti + Pavarani Architetti as the winner of the first edition of the prize, promoted by the Italian Association of Architecture and Criticism (AIAC) and chaired by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, which is awarded to up-and-coming architects under 40.

Architect: Iotti + Pavarani Architetti (Paolo Iotti, Marco Pavarani)
Location: , Reggio Emilia,
Project Area: 900 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Roland Halbe

Office Building and Logistic Center / modostudio

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Architect: modostudio
Location: ,
Client: Giorgia & Johns Spa
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 13,760 sqm
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

Monument of Alpini in Rossano Veneto / Paolo Didonè + Devvy Comacchio

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Architects: Paolo Didonè, Devvy Comacchio
Location: ,
Client: A.N.A. Rossano Veneto
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Claudia Nalesso

NEEDS-Architecture in Developing Countries / Young Architects in Florence

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NEEDS-Architecture in Developing Countries, edited by Salvatore Spataro with GGAF (Young Architects of Florence).  The book points out the real NEEDS of users, particularly the necessity to make structures which could satisfy them, facing up to lack of economic and technological resources. The sixteen works collected in this volume express a clear idea about the developing project of that belongs within the community within which it is situated. Each project is a reflection of architecture that does not impose organizing models extraneous to the local culture and does not flatten itself on the existent reality.

Scroll through images from the exhibition after the break!

CITYVISION – International Ideas Competition Winners

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The CITYVISION competition is an international ideas competition, which challenges architects, engineers, designers, students and creative individuals to develop visionary urban proposals with the intention of stimulating and supporting the contemporary city.  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. The host city for this round of entries was Venice, .  Browse through the winning entries after the break.

Milanofiori Housing Complex / OBR

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Architects: OBR
Location: ,
Project Area: 27,400 sqm
Photographs: Marco introini, Mariela Apollonio, Maurizio Bianchi

Single Family House / Lucio Serpagli

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Architects: Lucio Serpagli
Location: , Italy
Project Year: 2006
Project Area: 280 sqm
Photographs: Olinto Malpeli

Pitagora Museum / OBR

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Architects: OBR
Location: , Italy
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1,000 sqm
Photographs: Mariela Apollonio

Dependance House / SPEDstudio

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Architects: SPEDstudio
Location: Gubbio,
Partner in Charge: Saverio Panata
Project Team: Andrea Ambroso, Enrico Dusi, Silvia Zini
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 40 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of SPEDstudio

SPEDstudio’s second prize for Casa della Memoria Design Competition

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SPEDstudio has won second place for the Casa della Memoria Design Competition in , . Casa della Memoria, with an area of 185.80 sqm, will house the headquarters of some of the associations involved in the preservation and dissemination of “memory” of the conquest of freedom and democracy in , as well as multi-purpose areas and exhibitions.

FGMF wins the Internazionale Dedalo Minosse award

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The FGMF architects office, under the command of the young architects Fernando Forte, Lourenço Gimenes and Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz and placed in São Paulo, Brazil, has just won one more international award: “The international award Dedalo Minosse”-“Prêmio Internazionale Dedalo Minosse”, delivered in , Italy, on June 24th 2011, at CISA (Andrea Palladio Centro Internacional de Estudos de Arquitetura – Andrea Palladio International Center for architecture studies). This is one of many awards received by FGMF, being the most awarded architecture Office in Brazil in the year of 2010. More information on their award after the break.

The Third Open Colosseum / Nabito Arquitectura

Designed by Nabito Arquitectura, the QR ROME PROJECT is a new open Coliseums , a media building mixed use that works as an International multiple hub. It is located in Rome, .  One of the goals is to collects opportunities from the society, to feedback ideas and creativity, to give people solutions of a better quality. In this sense the building is the concrete translation of its program and goal.

Outside the Intelligent coliseum is both a infrastructural gateway to Rome and a linked way-out from Rome, it is a detectable building.

The facades of the building are QR (quick response) codes open to flexible contents and remind the user to different portals of information.