Jesolo Lido Pool Villa / JM Architecture

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Architects: JM Architecture
Location: Venice,
Architect In Charge: Jacopo Mascheroni
Project Manager: Diego Magrì
Area: 320.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jacopo Mascheroni

Parish Centre / Gianluca Gelmini

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Architects: Gianluca Gelmini
Location: Bergamo,
Co Workers : Claudia Pippo, Andrea Pressiani
Area: 1300.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna

Botta Cripta / Gianluca Gelmini

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Architects: Gianluca Gelmini
Location: Via Botta, 1, 24039 Bergamo,
Area: 120.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Gianluca Gelmini

Competition Entry: Austrian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Paolo Venturella

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Placing fifth in the international competition to design the Austrian Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo, Paolo Venturella’s concept is designed as an extruded version of the Austrian mountain house that connects two major programs: an exhibition space and “big green-house.” To the north, the elevated exhibition space is shielded by a fabric sheathing which diminishes as it moves towards the greenhouse, south, where visitors are presented with a fresh vegetable garden, bar and restaurant that serves traditional cuisine. 

White Wave / Piuarch

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Architects: Piuarch
Location: Milan,
Architect In Charge: Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario
Area: 22500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Piuarch

Milan Expo 2015: Tsinghua University with Studio Link-Arc to Design China Pavilion

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Tsinghua University, alongside New York-based Studio Link-Arc, has been announced as winners of a competition to design the Chinese Pavilion at the 2015 Expo. Expanding on the Expo’s overarching theme, “Feeding the Planet – Energy for Life,” the pavilion’s “Land of Hope” is centered on the idea that “hope can be realized when nature and the city exist in harmony.”

Exhibition: Where Architects Live

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas’ Home / © Aki Furudate

A few days ago we showed you some great photos inside the homes of eight famous architects. “Where Architects Live”, will be held at Pavilion 9 at the Rho Fairgrounds as part of the in Milano.

“Where Architects Live” is an original installation, inspired by leading contemporary architects’ own concepts of the domestic space, devised especially for the 53rd edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile. The exhibition has been specially devised for the Salone, providing an exclusive glimpse into “rooms” designed by eight of the world’s most respected architects: Shigeru Ban, Mario Bellini, David Chipperfield, Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas, Zaha Hadid, Marcio Kogan, Daniel Libeskind and Bijoy Jain/Studio Mumbai.

For more information, please click here.

Porta Susa TGV Station / Silvio d´Ascia

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Architects: Silvio d´Ascia
Location: , Italy
Area: 30,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Michele D’Ottavio, Giovanni Fontana, Mathieu Vigneau

Little House on the House / Studio x Architettura

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Architects: Studio x Architettura
Location:  Trentino,
Design Team: Luca Valentini, Raffaele Cetto, Mattia Giuliani
Year: 2011
Photographs: Raffaele Cetto

Sauna Huginn & Muninn / AtelierFORTE

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Architects: AtelierFORTE
Location: , Italy
Architect In Charge: Duilio Forte
Area: 25.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of AtelierFORTE

AD Classics: Pirelli Tower / Gio Ponti, Pier Luigi Nervi

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In contrast with its traditional Milanese surroundings, the Pirelli Tower is one of the earliest examples of Modern skyscrapers in Italy.  Affectionately called “Il Pirellone” (The Big Pirelli), the 127 meter tower stood as ’s tallest building from 1958 to 1995.  The design of the structure, led by architect/designer Gio Ponti and engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, featured a tapered plan—as opposed to the conventional rectilinear volume which was prevalent in America—encouraging greater creative freedom during a time when skyscrapers typically lacked experimentation.

Inside the Landscape / Studio x Architettura

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Architects: Studio x Architettura
Location: Bolzano,
Design Team: Luca Valentini, Raffaele Cetto, Mattia Giuliani
Year: 2011
Photographs: Raffaele Cetto

Rubens Luciano / Simone Micheli

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Architects: Simone Micheli
Location: Venice,
Area: 760.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Juergen Eheim

VIDEO: Solving the Mysteries of Brunelleschi’s Dome

A new hour long documentary for ’ series, Building the Great Cathedrals, explores the mystery of how, in the 15th century, Florentine architect Filippo constructed one of the largest domes the world had ever seen. Winning what could be considered one of the earliest architectural competitions, Brunelleschi developed a unique system that allowed construction on the dome to occur while services were being conducted in the cathedral 100 metres below. The team in this episode model this freestanding structure in an attempt to understand just how Brunelleschi achieved such a feat of Renaissance engineering.

You can find out more about the film here. Please note that the film is only viewable through PBS within the USA. For those of you outside the USA, you can watch the 30 second preview above; for those in the USA, see the full video after the break…

Primary School Extension / GSMM Architetti

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Architects: GSMM Architetti
Location: Senago Milan,
Architects In Charge: Giorgio Santagostino, Monica Margarido
Area: 1220.0 sqm
Year: 2006
Photographs: Michele Gusmeri

Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome / Studio Odile Decq

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Architects: Studio Odile Decq
Location: Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4, 00153 ,
Area: 12000.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Odile Decq – L. Filetici, Odile Decq – G. Fessy

A917 Corporate Headquarters In Pisa / nuvolaB architetti associati

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Architects: nuvolaB architetti associati
Location: Via San Frediano, ,
Architect In Charge: Nicola Lariccia
Area: 135 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of nuvolaB architetti associati

Camping Luca Vuerich / Giovanni Pesamosca Architetto

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Location:
Photographs: Flavio Pesamosca