Architects: Studio Ricatti – Pierpaolo Ricatti
Location: Breganze, 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)
The Solar Park South International design competition awarded French firms OFF architecture , PR Architect and Samuel Nageotte for their entry called Verical Villages in Calabria, Italy. The competition played with the theme of a ‘Solar Highway’, re-using sections of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway soon to be decommissioned by the Italian Highways Authority. The redevelopment of the viaduct section of the Salerno-Reggio Calabria 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.
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
Architects: King Roselli Architetti – Riccardo Roselli
Location: Milan, Italy
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
Project area: 50,000 sqm
Photographs: Santi Caleca
Kernel FESTIVAL /011 is looking for young talents to project temporary architectural installations, that will characterize the park of Villa Tittoni Traversi in Desio, 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.
The IPOST Headquarters Building by Daniele Durante_studiobv36 begins with a strong relation with the urbanization of the area, and its adjacency to a highly density block including Telecom building in Rome, Italy. These relations have pushed the project idea towards a dialogue with the urban scale, making the building like a “perspective block”, with a strong plastic impact.
Read on for more after the break.
Revealed earlier this month in Milan, Sawaya & Moroni‘s New Collection 2011 includes pieces from high profile architects Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid, and Dominique Perrault. William Sawaya and Paolo Moroni, founding partners of Sawaya & Moroni, focus the production of their furniture on contemporary designs intertwined with differing cultural backgrounds, resulting in unique pieces and a selective group of architects and artists.
Ben van Berkel of UNStudio also presented new furniture this month in Milan.
More about the chairs after the break.
The central Veneto area, lying approximately between Padua, Treviso, Castelfranco and Mestre, has one of the most unusual settlement systems of northern Italy. This project, by LOKOMOTIV Architects, starts from the view that the phenomena of urban sprawl should be stemmed, as the sprawl gives rise to a great number of problems, among which we might mention the excessive proliferation of infrastructures, with costs for the government that are unsustainable in the long run and break the delicate environmental balance of the system created by roman agriculture colonization. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: C+S Associati - Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini
Location: Pordenone, Italy
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of C+S Associati
As this Church befits its central role in the community, this project also acts as a landmark and point of congregation for all in the area of Piacenza, Italy. The aim of Kuadra Studio is to keep the religious function of the building to the forefront while incorporating the necessary space and facilities for other, everyday activities. The concept for the design came from the idea of leaves: emphasizing the natural attachment to the earth and at the same time the spiritual detachment from it, creating a dynamic floating form to inspire worshipers with a material recreation of an ideal of the Church connecting earth and heaven. More images and architects’ description after the break.
To mark the bicentenary of the death of Giuseppe Piermarini, (Foligno, 18th July 1734 – 18 February 1808), Kuadra Studio has organized a workshop to honor the work of the architect and was assigned area 8 with one of Piermarini’s follies, a design for a stylized coffee house; a circular building of which only a few plans still exist. A long standing exhibition in the Centro Arte Contemporanea in Foligno and a catalogue are the results of the workshop. More images and architects’ description after the break.