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 Bolzano, Italy
Client: Haidacher (www.haidacher.it)
Year: 2013
Photographs: Marion Lafogler

“Post-Quake Visions” Young Architects Competition Results Announced

First Place / Caterina Spadoni, Valentina Brunetti. Image Courtesy of

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


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 Iran,” the winning scheme responds to the Expo’s “Feeding the Planet” theme by exposing the underground channels of water that give life to Iran’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 Expo. Inspired by the Expo’s theme, “We feed the World – Energy for Life,” the pavilion aims to highlight Austria’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


Foster + Partners have unveiled the design for the United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan 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, Italy
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: , Savona, Italy
Architect In Charge: , 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,
Architect In Charge: Carlo Bagliani
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 Gubbio Perugia,
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,
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, , Italy
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

RCS Building / Boeri Studio

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Architects: Boeri Studio
Location: Via Angelo Rizzoli, 8, 20132 , Italy
Architect In Charge: Boeri Studio
Design Team: Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra
Area: 22000.0 sqm
Year: 2007
Photographs: Courtesy of Boeri Studio

Nuovo Centro Civico in Scandicci / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

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Architects: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Location: Florence, Italy
Local Architect: DA.Studio
Project Manager: Federica Barni
Area: 2013.0 sqm
Year: 15500
Photographs: Alessandro Ciampi

Hanna Arendt Underground School / Cleaa Claudio Lucchin & architetti associati

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Architects: Cleaa Claudio Lucchin & architetti associati
Location: Bolzano, Italy
Architect In Charge: Claudio Lucchin /Cleaa
Proyect Team: Alessandra Fella, ALex Titone, Fabiano Bigatel (renders), Franco Quaglietta (model)
Area: 2,030 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Alessandra Chemollo