MAST Foundation / Labics

© Christian Richters

Architects: Labics
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Maria Claudia Clemente, Francesco Isidori
Design Team: Chiara Capriulo e Carolina Bajetti (project architects), Leonardo Consolazione, Francesca Delicato, Giuditta Milano, Andrea Ottaviani, Luigi Panetta, Dominique Réthans, Maria Adele Savioli, Elisa Villani.
Area: 25,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Christian Richters

“Austria. Naturally Yours” Competition Entry / penda

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In an effort to “feed the world,” penda, in collaboration with Alex Daxboeck, has won first runner-up in the two-stage competition for the Austrian Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Supporting the Expo’s theme, penda’s proposal plans to be designed and harvested by its visitors, who will plant herbs, vegetables and fruits all over it throughout the duration of the seven-month event. By the end of the Expo, the pavilion will be fully taken over by organic food, which will then be prepared by chefs and served back to the visitors in the Pavilion-Restaurant. 

Villa Di Gioia / Pedone Working

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Architects: Pedone Working
Location: ,
Area: 872.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Sergio Camplone

Fluidity / gglab + Paulo Flores

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Architects: gglab + Paulo Flores
Location: Milan, Italy
Design Team: Andrés Arias, José Ramón Tramoyeres, Paulo Flores, Danilo Spiga, PovilasCepaitis Luis Enrique, Diego Ordóñez, Carlos Piles, Alberto Seller, Jaume Verdeguer, Miguel Rus, Arense Zaragoza.
Consultants: Cast on Cast (parametrization, optimization and digital manufacturing)
Ceramics: Ceracasa, Cerámica Decorativa, Cerámica Mayor, Natucer y Tau Cerámica.
Structure: Manolo García Carpintería Artística S.L.U.
Collaboration: Ceracasa Cerámica, Decorativa,Natucer, Tempio y Tau Cerámica.
Photographs: Courtesy of gglab + Paulo Flores

Residential and Tourist Facilities in Milan / aa-ls

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Architects: aa-ls
Location: Milan, Italy
Architect In Charge: Luigi Serboli, Boschi+Serboli
Collaborators: Francesco Bardelli, Germana Gavazzoni, Luca Venturini, Federica Lorini, Andrea Busi
Area: 13,757.25 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Luigi Serboli, Mauro Zanardelli

Naturalmente Chic / Studio di Architettura Daniele Menichini

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Architects: Studio di Architettura Daniele Menichini
Location: Via Grava Giuseppe, Treviso, Italy
Contractor: Tirolhaus Italia
Area: 63 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Studio di Architettura Daniele Menichini

SEB 12 / Brembilla+Forcella Architetti

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Architects: Brembilla+Forcella Architetti
Location: Bergamo,
Project Team: Marco Carrara, Marco Zenucchi, Dino Poloni, Luca Bresesti
Client: Scuola Edile Bergamasca s.r.l.
Year: 2013
Photographs: Giovanna Silva

Tortona 37 Multi-Purpose Complex / Matteo Thun & Partners

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Architects: Matteo Thun & Partners
Location: ,
Project Manager: Luca Colombo
Design Team: Tom Lacey, Francesco Isabella, Simone Alberi, Ilaria Brollo
Area: 39000.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Matteo Danesin, Daniele Domenicali

Camping Marina di Venezia Resort / Matteo Thun & Partners

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Architects: Matteo Thun & Partners
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Matteo Thun & Partners

Social Houses in Motta di Livenza / Matteo Thun & Partners

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Architects: Matteo Thun & Partners
Location: ,
Area: 3,685 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Daniele Domenicali

Sick & Wonder / Best Act

On Saturday September 7, at 6 pm at Ara Pacis Museum in ,CITYVISION, in partnership with NuFactory and OUTDOOR International Street Art Festival, will present Sick & Wonder / Best Act, the most important annual event curated by the roman based urban lab for contemporary architecture.

The OUTDOOR Festival, now in its fourth edition, has raised re-appropriation of urban spaces as a place of meeting, exchange, inter-cultural and inter-generational dialogue. OUTDOOR became an unique platform to interact with other forms of creativity. Among these, the architecture is certenly playing a key role. This explains the partnership with .

During the eleventh edition of the PECHA KUCHA NIGHTTM ROMA the event will feature bloggers, gallery owners, opinion makers, architects, to arrive to the Rio Cityvision Competition Awards Ceremony.

More info after the break.

Renzo Piano Becomes Italian Senator

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Pritzker Prize winning architect Renzo Piano has been named a senator for life by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, giving him the right to vote in the Parliament’s Upper House. Napolitano also appointed three others to the position, including Claudio Abbado (an accomplished conductor), Elena Cattaneo (a biologist specializing in stem cell research), and Carlo Rubbia (a Nobel Prize winning particle physicist). 

In a statement, the president said that he is sure that all four ‘”will make a special contribution to their extremely significant fields,” noting that the positions were allocated “in absolute independence of any party political considerations” in wake of the Senate’s current tension surrounding former President Silvio Berlusconi.

Casa Y / F:L Architetti

© Daniele Domenicali

Architects: F:L Architetti
Location: Turin,
Area: 420.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Daniele Domenicali, Fabrizio Caudana

MUSE / Renzo Piano

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Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Location: Conci “Villazzano 3″, 38123 , Italy
Design Team: S. Scarabicchi, E. Donadel, M.Menardo, M.Orlandi, G.Traverso, D.Vespier and P.Carrera, L.Soprani, M.Pineda; I.Corsaro
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shunji Ishida, Alessandro Gadotti, Enrico Cano, Stefano Goldberg, Paolo Pelanda

Request for Proposals: 2015 World Expo Pavilion

’s 2015 Pavilion. Image © Nemesi Studio

The Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) of the Department of State requests proposals from private U.S. individuals, firms, associations and organizations for the fundraising, construction, development, organization, and management, and disassembly and removal of a USA Pavilion/exhibition at Milan Expo 2015, which is set to open with an eco-themed fair on May 1, 2015. The USA Pavilion will be situated on a 2790 square meter plot with a building footprint no more than 70% of the plot size on a site northwest of Milan, near the Massimiliano Fuksas-designed Fiera Milano convention center. Proposals are expected to include ‘a food demonstration or exhibition’ to emphasize the ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ theme. Submissions are due no later than September 15. For more detailed information, please visit here.

La Cucineria / Noses Architects

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Architects: Noses Architects
Location: , Italy
Architects: Mohamed Keilani, Luca Gasparini
Year: 2012
Photographs: Vito Corvasce

Cantina alle Pendice dell’ Etna / Gaetano Gulino + Santi Gaetano Albanese

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Architects: Gaetano Gulino + Santi Gaetano Albanese
Location: , Sicilia,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Santo Eduardo Di Miceli

House of Dust / Antonino Cardillo architect

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Architects: Antonino Cardillo architect
Location: Rome,
Design And Project Management: Antonino Cardillo
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Antonino Cardillo architect