Elsa Morante Public Library / DAP Studio

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Architects: DAP Studio
Location: , Italy
Architect In Charge:
Structures: GB. Scolari
Contractor: Gruppo Edilia
Interior Furniture: Habitat Italiana
Year: 2008
Photographs: Luigi Filetici

New Cliffside Residential Complex Proposal / Romano Adolini Architetto

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Romano Adolini Architetto shared with us their design for a new residential complex, carved into the vertical face of an abandoned tufa stone quarry in Civita Castellana, near Viterbo, Italy. Their scheme is a modern reinterpretation of a manner of living and behaving which responds to the need to distance oneself from outside, a new dimension of hidden isolation, of seeking silence and meditation. It is also a new solution to the rehabilitation of quarry sites, currently abandoned and forgotten industrial by-products, located in wonderful landscapes and destined otherwise to become illegal dumping grounds. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Fisherman’s House / ELASTICO + Cesario Carena

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Architects: ELASTICO + 
Location: Asti, Italy
Design Team: Simone Carena, Stefano Pujatti, Cesario Carena, Francisco Del Gado, Manuela Luis y Garcia, Luca Macrì, Davide Musmeci, Ester Musso, Cristina Negri, Giovanni Tironi
Area: 600 sqm
Photographs: Pino Dell’Aquila

AA Visiting School Ivrea: ‘Factory Futures II Architecture Without Humans’

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In July 2012, the AA, in partnership with the Adriano Olivetti Foundation and Gehry Technologies, launched Factory Futures: A three year research program aimed at exploring innovative architectural responses for the productive landscape of the future. The mission of Factory Futures is to connect the realms of contemporary urban theory with computational design techniques for the affirmative re-empowerment of the architectural practice within contemporary conditions of production. This year, the Ivrea Visiting School will develop design tools and research concepts to confront this phenomenon, which is challenging the conventions of both architectural design and urban theory during their workshop which takes place July 1-12. More information after the break.

Vietnam’s Pavilion at Expo 2015 Competition Entry / H&P Architects

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The concept proposal for Vietnam’s Pavilion at Expo 2015 in focuses on mixing settlement and settled agriculture to create the future’s space – the space where settlement and settled agriculture include each other. Titled the Pavilion of dream terraces (field), the building by H&P Architects is created from steel structure frames, which have a large amount of modules – the longest one being 7.5m – that are connected by simple joins or overlapping. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Firenze Che Sarà: Screenings and Conversations

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Firenze Che Sarà (A Florence That Will Be) are a series of screening and conversations involving changes in cities, attempting to stimulate the Florentine administration, which has repeatedly show interest in promoting change. The first two screening already took place, but the sessions will continue on the following dates:

- April 18 (A Gavinana. Architecture in Wait)
- May 16 (At the Uffizi. The cityless museum)
- June 13 (At the Cascine. On the search for landscapes)

All videos part of the “Firenze Che Sarà” program are selected by Image ARCHIVE. The program is organized by Image in collaboration with the Ordine degli Architetti di Firenze

One of the 9 videos included in the screening is J. Mayer. H.’s Metropol Parasol, filmed by Pedro Kok

Three-Family Home / Romano Adolini

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Architects: Romano Adolini
Location: , Italy
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Romano Adolini

INVERSION Installation at INTERNI Magazine’s Hybrid Architecture Exhibition

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As part of INTERNI’s Hybrid Architecture Exhibition event, Steven Holl Architects will be opening their ‘INVERSION’ installation tomorrow, April 9th, in . In addition, Steven Holl will deliver a lecture in the Aula Magna of the Università degli Studi di Milano at 10am. Shown in the Cortile 700 of the Università degli Studi di Milano, the installation features six void-cut, 21 million year old limestone blocks, which frame a sheet of water. The process, beginning with a 5”x7” watercolor sketch in New York City, which is transformed into a 3D file and then sent to Lecce, required no working drawings. More information on their installation after the break.

Maranello Library / Andrea Maffei Architects

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Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
Location: , Italy
Design Team: Arata Isozaki, M+T & Partners
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Andrea Maffei Architects

Palace of Labour / Alberto Apostoli

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Architects: Alberto Apostoli
Location: L’Aquila,
Area: 1200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tommaso Cassinis

Steven Holl in Milan

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On April 9, Steven Holl Architects is preparing to open the INVERSION, presented as part of Interni’s Hybrid Architecture exhibition event organized on occasion of the FuoriSalone 2013, during Design Week in Milan.

Milano EXPO 2015 Info Point Winning Proposal / Scandurrastudio

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The winning proposal in the Info Point competition at Milano EXPO 2015 by Scandurrastudio aims to be an impressive void; a square and two pavilions. Featuring a great open space, a central square between two booth-like pavilions, the gate to EXPO 2015 will offer an ideal opportunity to talk about growth and evolution, while marking the time before the opening event. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘Richard Meier – Architecture and Design’ Retrospective Exhibition

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Richard Meier’s architecture career, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, in collaboration with the Fondazione Bisazza from , are presenting the first Richard Meier Retrospective in Europe, titled ‘Richard Meier – Architecture and Design’. Taking place May 8-July 28, the new exhibition will be a retrospective of the American architect’s iconic work and the unveiling of a site-specific for the Foundation’s permanent collection. Meier’s oeuvre is a reflection of the continuous search and analysis of concepts perfected over more than half a century of constant work in the field of architecture and design. More images and information on the exhibition after the break.

Hotel Pupp / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

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Architects: Bergmeister Wolf Architekten
Location: Brixen, Bressanone,
Architect In Charge: Gerd Bergmeister, Michaela Wolf, Christian Schwienbacher
Project Team: Roland Decarli, Jürgen Prosch, Regina Steinmann
Area: 4,020.4 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Günter Richard Wett, Jürgen Eheim, Courtesy of Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

Perathoner / Bergmeister Wolf Architekten

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Architects: Bergmeister Wolf Architekten
Location: Pontives,
Architects In Charge: Gerd Bergmeister, Michaela Wolf
Collaborator Architects: Roland Decarli, Peter Reichhalter, Ana Soares, Marina Gousia
Client: Ulrich perathoner kg-sas
Area: 2,708 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Günter Richard Wett, Ulrich Egger

ANIMA Cultural Center Proposal / Bernard Tschumi Architects

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ANIMA, the first work in by Bernard Tschumi, is a cultural, social, and architectural generator of events. Situated in , the project is intended to welcome and encourage a broader expression of creativity and culture. The schematic design highlights the remarkable quality of a building characterized by flexible space and the structure manifests itself to the visitor as both highly permeable and exceptionally receptive. Unveiled just last month, completion is scheduled for 2016, creating stronger ties between the people and the territory. More images and architects’ description after the break.

La Forgiatura / Giuseppe Tortato

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Architects: Giuseppe Tortato
Location: , Italy
Project Manager: Marco Bettalli
Design Team: Marco Bettalli, Giorgia Celli, Barbara Storchi, Antonio Urru
Project Executive: A&I progetti, Stefano Niccoli
Area: 24,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Stefano Topuntoli

OBRA Architects: Castro & O’Brien Lecture

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Taking place this Thursday, March 14th at the Sapienza, Università di Roma‘s School of Architecture, OBRA Architects‘ Pablo Castro and William O’Brien will be delivering the lecture where these two  Prize Fellows at the American Academy in will discuss their research with Francesco Garofalo and Antonino Saggio. Pablo Castro’s design direction at has produced a body of award-winning projects: four AIANY Design Awards, 2008 ID Annual Design Review Award, and two 2004 Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Awards. He is a 2006 NYFA Fellow in Architecture/Environmental Structures and a 2003 Society of Architectural Historians de Montëquin Senior Fellow. William O’Brien is the recent recipient of the 2012-2013 Rome Prize Fellowship in Architecture awarded by the American Academy in Rome. His practice was awarded the 2011 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers. In 2010 his practice was a finalist for the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program and was recognized as a winner of the Design Biennial Boston Award. The lecture begins at 6:00pm. For more information, please visit here.