The Number 6 / Building

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Architects: Building
Location: ,
Design Team: Building Engineering
Area: 9500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Piero Ottaviano

Competition Entry: Russian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Architects of Invention

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London-Moscow-Tbilisi-based practice Architects of Invention has completed a proposal for the Russian Pavilion at the 2015 Expo as a part of the Expo’s Herzog  & de Meuron-designed masterplan. Designed to evoke the connotation that Russia is one of the biggest agriculture exporters in the world, the pavilion “Russia: The Fields of Growth” will contribute to the Expo’s theme of “Feeding the Planet”, and at the same time introduce a dynamic and powerful image of the modern Russia that originates in the country’s great past.

PLASMA Studio and Groundlab Win Competition to Relocate and Enhance Italian Railway Station

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PLASMA Studio, in collaboration with Groundlab, won first prize in an international competition to masterplan the relocation of the Innichen/ train station in North Italy. The project, now under construction, forms a new “Mobile Centre” that integrates a new public plaza, skate park, youth centre and more into a streamlined rail station that enhances connectivity throughout the town.

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Olgiata Sporting Club / LAD

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Architects: LAD
Location: Via Antonio Conti, 00123 , Italy
Architect In Charge: Francesco Napolitano
Design Team: Michelangelo Sabuzi Giuliani, Maria Carla Lini, Marcello Amalfitano
Interior Design: Simone Lanaro
Area: 7500.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Francesco Napolitano, Cornelia Suhan

Atelier Kitchen Haidacher / Lukas Mayr Architekt

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Architects: Lukas Mayr Architekt
Location: 39030 Perca Bolzano,
Client: Haidacher (www.haidacher.it)
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marion Lafogler

“Post-Quake Visions” Young Architects Competition Results Announced

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The results for the latest Young Architects Competition (YAC), Post-Quake Visions, have been announced. The competition aimed to discover innovative ways to overcome the effects of a seismic catastrophe over a medieval Mediterranean town. Participants were encouraged to rethink and redesign the quake-inflicted gaps left inside ancient urban tissues. With 356 enrolled teams comprising of 808 designers, see the winning results and Gold Mentions after the break.

Milan Expo 2015: NJP, LAD Win Competition for Iranian Pavilion

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Naqsh,E,Jahan-Pars (NJP), in collaboration with the Laboratorio di Architettura e Design (LAD), has been named winner of an international competition for the Iranian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Based on “a living process narrative in the central plateau of ,” the winning scheme responds to the Expo’s “Feeding the Planet” theme by exposing the underground channels of water that give life to ’s many desert cities. 

Competition Entry: Austrian Pavilion (Milan Expo 2015) / Bence Pap | Mario Gasser

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This proposal by architects Bence Pap and Mario Gasser of Studio Greg Lynn / University of Applied Arts Vienna has been ranked fourth in an international competition for the Austrian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Inspired by the Expo’s theme, “We feed the World – Energy for Life,” the pavilion aims to highlight ’s rich culture of craft and agriculture by offering a two-story experience that exhibits goods unique to the country.

Milan Expo 2015: Foster Unveils Design for UAE Pavilion

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Foster + Partners have unveiled the design for the United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Expo. Designed to evoke the experience of walking through UAE’s ancient communities, the elongated site will be transformed into a contemporary reinterpretation of a desert city. Passive principles, such as rainwater harvesting and the integration of photovoltaic cells, are targeted to achieve LEED Platinum certification. These strategies are all designed to support the pavilion’s many dining areas, which embrace the Expo’s overarching theme “Feeding the Planet” by serving a taste of modern Emirarti cuisine. 

“We are very proud to be chosen again to create the national pavilion for the UAE,” stated Norman Foster. “Our challenge has been to design for two climates – to create a naturally cool, comfortable space for visitors in Milan, while considering the pavilion’s ultimate reconstruction in the Emirates, where there is a need to provide shade from the intense sun.”

Competition Entry: ‘My Iran’ (Expo Milan 2015) / Akaran Architects & IRANBON

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Akaran Architects, in collaboration with IRANBON, have been selected as one of four finalist for their proposal ‘My ,’ a pavilion representing the Islamic Republic of in the Milan Expo 2015. The team will now join the other finalists to refine their ideas into a single proposal. The rectangular site (20 by 100 meters) is a ‘resonant landscape,’ aiming to showcase the central theme: feeding the planet, energy for life

White Space Orthodontic Clinic / bureauhub architecture

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Architects: bureauhub architecture
Location: Via Teseo, 13, Catania,
Architects In Charge: Tobias Hegemann, Chiara Baccarini
Area: 220 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Roland Halbe

1.14 The Kite / C+S Architects

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Architects: C+S Architects
Location: Fontaniva Padua,
Architect In Charge: Carlo Cappai, Maria Alessandra Segantini
C+S Team: Davide Testi, Alessandro Pizzolato. Fabrizio Maiorana
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of C+S Architects

Office Building / Carlo Bagliani + Antonio Norero

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Architects: Architects Carlo Bagliani , Antonio Norero
Location: Vado Ligure, Savona, Italy
Architect In Charge: Architects Carlo Bagliani, Antonio Norero
Area: 7,000 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Giovanna Silva, Courtesy of Carlo Bagliani, Anna Positano

Farmstead Refurbishment / Carlo Bagliani

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Architects: Carlo Bagliani
Location: Gavi Alessandria, Italy
Architect In Charge:
Collaborator: Antonio Norero
Year: 2011
Photographs: Anna Positano, Carola Merello

Extension of Gubbio Cemetery / Andrea Dragoni + Francesco Pes

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Architects: Andrea Dragoni, Francesco Pes
Location: 06024 Perugia, Italy
Collaborators:: Andrea Moscetti Castellani, Giorgio Bettelli, Michela Donini, Raul Cambiotti, Antonio Ragnacci, Cristian Cretaro, Matteo Scoccia
Area: 1800.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Alessandra Chemollo_ORCH, Massimo Marini

G House / Lorenzo Guzzini

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Architects: Lorenzo Guzzini
Location: Via Provinciale, Cerano D’intelvi Como, Italy
Construction Company: BBT construction Como IT
Year: 2013
Photographs: Valeria Bellora

Underground Garage / Carlo Bagliani

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Architects: Carlo Bagliani
Location: Via Luigi Arnaldo Vassallo, ,
Design Team: Pamela Cassisa
Project Assistants: Stefano Mattioni
Area: 305 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Anna Positano, Nuvola Ravera

Conversion of Castel Mirabel in Olgiasca / Met Architektur

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Architects: Met Architektur
Location: Lake Como, Italy
Architect In Charge: Dominique Lorenz, Daniel Hummel
Collaborator: Fabian Valverde
Area: 348.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ulrich Stockhaus