Nuova Sede Banca Credito Cooperativo di Caraglio / Studio Kuadra

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Architects: Studio Kuadra
Location: 12023 CN,
Architect In Charge: Andrea GROTTAROLI, Roberto OPERTI
Design Team: Manuel GIULIANO, Giorgia ANGONOVA MENARDI, Ivan SORDELLO, Claudio MARTINI, Andrea CARLEVARIS, Gianpiero TUOZZO, Mattia GALLIANO, Francesco ROVERA, Werner KRIPPES
Area: 6570.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Alberto PIOVANO

Città della Scienza Masterplan Predicts Future of Self-Sustaining Cities

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Developed for an international planning and architectural competition, this proposed masterplan for the Città della Scienza by Vincent Callebaut Architectures, coffice – studio di architettura e urbanistica, and Studio d’Architettura Briguglio Morales fuses with history to propose a self-sufficient urban ecosystem in Italy. Operating on the principle of living facades, the Città della Scienza revitalizes the forgotten military district into a vibrant, continually regenerating living city.

Read on after the break for a closer look at the plan.

“Le Creste” Cultural Centre / AREA PROGETTI + UNA2 + Andrea Michelini + Laura Ceccarelli

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Www.Una2.Net: AREA PROGETTI, UNA2, , Laura Ceccarelli
Location: 57016 Rosignano Marittimo LI,
Area: 2850.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Andrea Bosio

House at Mill Creek / Pedevilla Architects

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Architects: Pedevilla Architects
Location: 39032 , Bolzano, Italy
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Pedevilla Architects

Casa SG / Tuttiarchitetti

Architects: Tuttiarchitetti
Location: CT, Italy
Architect In Charge: Daniela Finocchiaro, arch. Vincenzo Giusti, arch. Luigi Pellegrino
Year: 2014
Photographs: Salvatore Gozzo

Apartment T / AE5 partners

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Architects: AE5 partners
Location: , Italy
Collaborators: Stefano Tozzi, Hidenari Arai
Area: 115.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Laura Cantarella

25 Green / Luciano Pia

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Architects: Luciano Pia
Location: Via Gabriele Chiabrera, 25, 10126 ,
Area: 7500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Beppe Giardino

Rome: ‘Pilgrimage Site For The World’s Imagination’

Adam Nathaniel Furman‘s tenure as the recipient of the 2014/15  Prize for Architecture at the British School at Rome has come to an end. The project that he has investigated over the past months, entitled The Roman Singularity, sought to explore and celebrate Rome as “the contemporary city par-excellence” – “an urban version of the internet, a place where the analogical-whole history of society, architecture, politics, literature and art coalesce into a space so intense and delimited that they collapse under the enormity of their own mass into a singularity of human endeavour.”

Segreen Business Park / Lombardini22

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Architects: Lombardini22
Location: Segrate MI,
Area: 30000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Lombardini22

KM 429 Chosen to Design Isola Garibaldi Civic Center in Milan

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The first-place competition winner from KM 429 architecture, this proposal for the Isola Garibaldi Civic Center draws inspiration from Milan’s historic architectural tradition superimposed within the modern urban context. Through its refusal to be monumentalized, the Civic Center generates a new language within its neighborhood and looks to the city’s past to create a vital civic architecture to serve present, and future, needs.

AM House / Giampaolo Mazzon

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Location: Via G.L. Bernini, 3, 31100 TV, Italy
Area: 151.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Francesco Castagna

Z. House in Mantova / Vittorio Longheu

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Architects: Vittorio Longheu
Location: Via Giovanni Dè Cani, 46100 MN,
Photographs: Federica Bottoli

Marble Quarrying Looks Even More Awesome Than You Imagined

In this video from NOWNESS, an excerpt from Yuri Ancarani’s documentary “Il Capo” (The Chief), the filmmaker captures the mesmerizing business of extraction in the hills of Northwest Italy. The prized delicacy of the Carrara stone’s surface is juxtaposed against the dramatic size and weight of the blocks they are removing, which eventually fall with an earth-shattering thud. Similarly the rugged power of the excavators is in marked contrast to the precise, understated gestures of the chief himself, who directs his workers with a complex series of predetermined hand signals.

“Marble quarries are places so unbelievable and striking, they almost feel like they are big theaters or sets,” explains Yuri Ancarani. “I was so taken by the chief, watching him work. How he can move gigantic marble blocks using enormous excavators, but his own movements are light, precise and determined.”

C House in Vicenza / Vittorio Longheu

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Architects: Vittorio Longheu
Location: Vicenza VI,
Architect In Charge: Francesco Durante, Paolo De Biasi, Elisabetta Roman
Photographs: Federica Bottoli

Milan Expo 2015: Herzog & de Meuron Designs Slow Food Pavilion for Carlo Petrini

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Herzog & de Meuron have unveiled the design for their Slow Food Pavilion, due for completion by the 2015 Milan Expo in May. Showcasing the work of Carlo Petrini’s Slow Food organization, the pavilion promotes the global organization’s vision of universal access to “good, clean and fair food.”

Sited on a triangular piece of land in the Eastern end of the Expo’s central boulevard, the pavilion uses a a triangular configuration of tables to evoke what Herzog & de Meuron describe as “an atmosphere of refectory and market.”

D Opera / Studio Zero85

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Architects: Studio Zero85
Location: 65024 Manoppello PE,
Architects In Charge: Mirko Giardino, Mario Michetti, Giovanna Pizzella
Area: 260.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Sergio Camplone

Casa CM / Paolo Carlesso

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Architects: Paolo Carlesso
Location: Via Gorizia, 77, 21054 Fagnano Olona VA,
Area: 290.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Simone Bossi

Courmayeur Ski & Snowboard School / LEAPfactory

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Architects: LEAPfactory
Location: Courmayeur AO,
Design Team: Stefano Testa, Luca Gentilcore, Stefano Girodo, Corrado Curti
Area: 50.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Francesco Mattuzzi