B House / Damilano Studio Architects

© Andrea Martiradonna

Architects: Damilano Studio Architects – Duilio Damilano
Location: Piemonte, Italy
Collaborator: Claudia Allinio
Project area: 355 sqm
Project year: 2000
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna

Gartenweg / feld72

© Hertha Hurnaus

Architects: feld72
Location: Kaltern,
Client: Arche KVM, Bolzano
Project area: 2,500 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Hertha Hurnaus

WHATAMI, winner of the 2011 Young Architects Program at MAXXI / stARTT

© Courtesy of stARTT

A few days ago we featured, in progress, the WHATAMI project, winner of the 2011 Young Architect Program at the MAXXI. We are excited to announce that we have just received material from the finished project.

Architect: stARTT / Simone Capra, Claudio Castaldo, Francesco Colangeli, Andrea Valentini
Location: , Italy
Project Year: 2011
Client: MAXXI Foundation and MOMA
Project Area: 600 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of stARTT

This pavilion will be open to public from June 23rd to October 16th, housing some events you can check in MAXXI foundation’s website.

Social Housing in Elmas / 2+1 officina architettura

© Pierluigi Dessì / Confinivisivi

Architects: 2+1 officina architettura / Olindo Merone, Gianni Massa, Fabio Lilliu
Location: Elmas,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 977.72 sqm
Photographs: Pierluigi Dessì / Confinivisivi

In Progress: sTARTT “WHATAMI” at the MAXXI

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“WHATAMI”, winner of the 2011 Young Architect Program at the MAXXI, is beginning to take shape. This summer installation is situated within the exterior spaces of the museum and is the result of a partnership between MoMA’s and the National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in . Simultaneously Interboro Partners‘ “Holding Pattern” will on display at the MoMA in New York and sTARTT’s winning design “WHATAMI” at Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI.

Fossalunga Nursery School / Studiomas Architetti Associati

© Marco Covi

Architects: Studiomas Architetti Associati
Location: , Italy
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 1,275 sqm
Photographs: Marco Covi

National Automobile Museum / Cino Zucchi Architetti

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Architects: Cino Zucchi Architetti
Location: Turin,
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 17,700 m²
Photographs: Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti

F_A Law Office / Chiavola+Sanfilippo Architects

© Giorgio Biazzo

Architects: Chiavola+Sanfilippo Architects
Location: Ragusa, Italy
Project area: 95 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Giorgio Biazzo

Gazoline Petrol Station / Damilano Studio Architects

© Andrea Martiradonna

Architects: Damilano Studio Architects / Duilio Damilano
Location: , Italy
Client: Centro calor s.r.l.
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 3800 sqm
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna

Horizontal Space House / Damilano Studio Architects

© Andrea Martiradonna

Architects: Damilano Studio Architects / Duilio Damilano
Location: , Italy
Collaborators: Arch.Claudia Allineo
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 2110 sqm
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna

OMA collaborates with Prada and the Hermitage at the Venice Biennale


Coinciding with the start of the Venice Biennale, OMA and Prada open an exhibition surveying recent collaborative works. The exhibition appears at Ca’ Corner della Regina, a former palazzo, alongside highlights from the Prada Fondazione collection. More images and information after the break.

Diesel Headquarters / Studio Ricatti

© Daniele Domenicali

Architects: Studio Ricatti – Pierpaolo Ricatti
Location: , Italy
Collaborators: Marco Chilese (Project Manager), Laura Canazza, Giulia Gallo, Anna Griggio, Paolo Omodei Salè, Diego Rossi, Marco Saterini
Engineering: Jacobs Italia SpA
Project area: 87,000 sqm
Photographs: Daniele Domenicali, Aerodata (aerial views)

Nebula / Cecil Balmond

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Architects: Balmond Studio – Cecil Balmond
Location: Milan,
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Germano Borrelli, Nicola Vascellari

Vertical Villages for European Snowbirds / OFF Architecture, PR Architect and Samuel Nageotte

Courtesy of OFF Architecture, and Samuel Nageotte

The Solar Park South International design competition awarded French firms OFF architecturePR Architect and Samuel Nageotte for their entry called Verical Villages in , Italy. The competition played with the theme of a ‘Solar Highway’, re-using sections of the Salerno-Reggio highway soon to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority. The redevelopment of the viaduct section of the Salerno-Reggio highway was carefully considered by the architects for each of its components in order to best integrate the project with the site’s potential. The fundamental question posed by the competition is that of the readaptation of such sites and the possibilities of atypical redevelopment socially, culturally and economically for the region.

Read on for more on this awarded competition entry after the break.

Toshiba Milano Salone / Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane

© Daici Ano

Architects: Dorell.Ghotmeh.Tane
Location: ,
Project area: 534 sqm
Project year: 2010 – 2011
Photographs: Francesco Niki Takehiko, Daici Ano

‘On Hold’: OMA at the British School in Rome

White City (far distance) among the icons of London, 2004 / ©

The exhibition will show ten of OMA’s Masterplanning commissions which are now either on-hold or discontinued: an urban regeneration project in White City, London, a project for the ‘Nuova Bovisa’ science city in Milan, and a selection of projects in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Conceived in the virtual space of the computer, and with no imminent prospect of realization, these projects remain virtual in every sense. By retroactively creating physical originals, this exhibition hopes to make the virtual tangible. Prints on canvas, paper or card show the imagery as if dug up from some dusty archive – history with a message for the future, looking back as a way of looking forward.

The Architecture Programme British School at Rome curated by Marina Engel presents “On Hold” at the British School at Rome, Via Gramsci 61, from 4th May through 25th May 2011. Opening times are from Tuesday to Saturday from 17.00 to 19.30 pm

The Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre / King Roselli Architetti

© Santi Caleca

Architects: King Roselli Architetti – Riccardo Roselli
Location: Milan,
Project Architect: Arianna Nobile
Interior Design: Daniele Del Prete
Design Team: Andrea Ricci, Mario Augusti, Katia Scarioni, Giandomenico Florio, Fabrizio Bonatti
Landscape: Dana Vocino
Consultant: Federica Pistola, Andrea Imbrenda
Client: DEC
Project area: 50,000 sqm
Photographs: Santi Caleca

Kernel Festival Call for Artists

Kernel FESTIVAL /011 is looking for young talents to project temporary architectural installations, that will characterize the park of Villa Tittoni Traversi in , during the three days of the Festival, from July 1st to 3rd, 2011.

The Open Call encourages the research on cutting-edge architecture, innovative technologies and solutions, as well as on the relationship between architectural space and the other artistic areas presented at the Festival, Electronic Sound and Music, Audiovisual Mapping, Interactive and Digital Art.

The participants will be evaluated by a Committee composed of renowned professionals, architects, professors and critics of international experience. The selected designer will have the opportunity to develop, build, install and exhibit his project in the international context of Festival. To have more informations and to participate check out the open calls available on-line at www.kernelfestival.net.