Courtyard Village / Kéré Architecture

11:00 - 19 April, 2016
© Giovanni Desandre
© Giovanni Desandre

© Giovanni Desandre © Piercarlo Quecchia © Giovanni Desandre Courtesy of Kéré Architecture +18

Sou Fujimoto Installs a "Forest of Light" for COS at 2016 Salone del Mobile

10:00 - 13 April, 2016
Sou Fujimoto Installs a "Forest of Light" for COS at 2016 Salone del Mobile, COS × SOU FUJIMOTO. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
COS × SOU FUJIMOTO. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has captured the collaboration of the Swedish fashion retailer COS and Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto for this year's Salone del Mobile in Milan.

"In this installation for COS, I envisage to make a forest of light," said Fujimoto. "A forest which consists of countless light cones made from spotlights above. These lights pulsate and constantly undergo transience of state and flow. People meander through this forest, as if lured by the charm of the light. Light and people interact with one another, its existence defining the transition of the other."

COS × SOU FUJIMOTO. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu COS × SOU FUJIMOTO. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu COS × SOU FUJIMOTO. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu COS × SOU FUJIMOTO. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu +31

MAD Unveils "Invisible Border" Installation for the 2016 Salone del Mobile

16:00 - 12 April, 2016
MAD Unveils "Invisible Border" Installation for the 2016 Salone del Mobile, Courtesy of MAD Architects
Courtesy of MAD Architects

Created for the 2016 Milan Design Week, MAD Architects’ “Invisible Borders” installation is part of the “Open Borders” exhibition curated by Italian magazine Interni. Taking place in the traditional Cortile d’Onore courtyard of Università degli Studi di Milano, the installation is a canopy made from ribbons of ETFE in gradient colors, which has a lightness and flexibility that allows it to rustle in the wind and generate a subtle whistling sound. According to MAD, “The installation reflects the hues of the sky during the day, leaving glimpses of the columns and loggias. In the evening it becomes a luminous surface that brings the courtyard to live with new colors.”

Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects Courtesy of MAD Architects +12

Citylife Apartments / Zaha Hadid Architects

03:00 - 8 April, 2016
Citylife Apartments  / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Simón Garcia
© Simón Garcia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Project Manager

    Gianluca Racana
  • Project Architect

    Maurizio Meossi
  • Area

    38000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Simón Garcia © Simón Garcia © Simón Garcia © Simón Garcia +18

Conference: Archmarathon Awards Presentations 2016

14:48 - 2 March, 2016
Conference: Archmarathon Awards Presentations 2016

Born from an idea of Publicomm, ARCHMARATHON is the first international architectural event that brings together 42 Architecture Design Studios from different countries of the world. The first Edition was held in Milano in 2014 and hosted more than 1800 architects for the 3 day event. The 2015 Edition was done in Beirut, focusing on Arab and Mediterranean Countries, and hosted more than 8,000 architects and students in the 3 day event. Archmarathon in 2016 will take place in Milan on 13-15 May.

Sou Fujimoto to Create "Forest of Light" for Fashion Brand COS

14:00 - 22 February, 2016
Sou Fujimoto to Create "Forest of Light" for Fashion Brand COS, © Sou Fujimoto Architects
© Sou Fujimoto Architects

Sou Fujimoto has been commissioned by Swedish clothing brand COS to design its installation for this year's Salone del Mobile in Milan. Taking place from April 12-17, the event will be the brand's fifth year participating.

"In this installation for COS, I envisage to make a forest of light," said Fujimoto. "A forest which consists of countless light cones made from spotlights above. These lights pulsate and constantly undergo transience of state and flow. People meander through this forest, as if lured by the charm of the light. Light and people interact with one another, its existence defining the transition of the other."

Residential Building in Via Bellincione / DAP Studio

02:00 - 24 January, 2016
Residential Building in Via Bellincione / DAP Studio, © Barbara Corsico
© Barbara Corsico
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    ELENA SACCO, PAOLO DANELLI
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Barbara Corsico © Barbara Corsico © Barbara Corsico © Barbara Corsico +26

Bosco Verticale / Boeri Studio

03:00 - 23 November, 2015
Bosco Verticale / Boeri Studio, © Paolo Rosselli
© Paolo Rosselli

© Paolo Rosselli © Paolo Rosselli © Paolo Rosselli © Paolo Rosselli +24

ALLIANZ Tower / Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei

03:00 - 16 November, 2015
ALLIANZ Tower  / Arata Isozaki  + Andrea Maffei, © Alessandra Chemollo
© Alessandra Chemollo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Client

    Citylife S.p.A. / Armando Borghi, Marco Beccati - project director, Roberta Pasinetti - technical director, Roberto Russo, Andrea Zerbini, Gianni Armas, Martino Negri,
  • Area

    81615.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Alessandra Chemollo © Alessandra Chemollo © Alessandra Chemollo © Alessandra Chemollo +26

Open Call: EXHIB-IT! Florim Architectural Installation in Milan

18:00 - 27 October, 2015
Open Call: EXHIB-IT! Florim Architectural Installation in Milan, Courtesy of Young Architects Competitions
Courtesy of Young Architects Competitions

Florim has launched a competition to design a temporary architectural installation that showcases images from relevant architectural works built with ceramics. This event will take place during the International Furnishing Accessories Exhibition in the very centre of Milan and the competition is open to designers, architects and creative communities worldwide. Learn more about the competition after the break.

Montegrappa Building Renovation / Westway Architects

09:00 - 26 October, 2015
Montegrappa Building Renovation / Westway Architects, © Moreno Maggi
© Moreno Maggi

© Moreno Maggi © Moreno Maggi © Moreno Maggi © Moreno Maggi +29

Dolce&Gabbana Office / Piuarch

02:00 - 5 October, 2015
Dolce&Gabbana Office / Piuarch, © Andrea Martiradonna
© Andrea Martiradonna
  • Architects

  • Location

    Viale Piave, 20129 Milano, Italy
  • Architect in Charge

    Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini, Monica Tricario
  • Design Team

    Luca Lazzerotti and Micaela Bonomessi, Silvia Calzetti, Laura Cassani, Gabriele Coi, Marco Dragoni, Davide Fascione, Suewoo Kim, Magali Roig Liverato, Michele Megna, Elena Migliorati, Gianni Mollo, Andrea Palaia, Salvatore Seggio.
  • Structural Design

    FV Progetti S.n.c.
  • Lighting Design

    Rossi Bianchi Lighting Design
  • M and E Design

    GTEC S.a.s, Andrea Zanotti
  • Area

    10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna © Andrea Martiradonna +13

Batipin Flat / studioWOK

09:00 - 28 September, 2015
Batipin Flat / studioWOK, © Federico Villa
© Federico Villa

© Federico Villa © Federico Villa © Federico Villa © Federico Villa +21

Polish Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 / 2pm Architekci

02:00 - 27 August, 2015
Polish Pavilion Milan Expo 2015 / 2pm Architekci, Courtesy of 2pm Architekci
Courtesy of 2pm Architekci
  • Architects

  • Location

    Milan, Italy
  • Design Team

    Piotr Musialowski, Michal Adamczyk, Stanisław Ignaciuk, Michal Lenczewski
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of 2pm Architekci

Courtesy of 2pm Architekci Courtesy of 2pm Architekci Courtesy of 2pm Architekci Courtesy of 2pm Architekci +20

Monocle 24 Visits Some of the World's 'Second Cities'

08:00 - 22 August, 2015

For this week's edition of The Urbanist, Monocle's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team explore why being 'number two' is not always a bad thing in an episode about second cities and the ways in which they step out of their capital's shadow. From Milan to Melbourne, the team examine how and why some cities are carving their own niche in the international business and tourism markets. They also interview the Mayor of Aarhus about the challenges – and advantages – of governing Denmark’s second city.

A Bold Proposal for Revitalization Wins Third Place in Milan's Piazza della Scala Competition

06:00 - 10 August, 2015
A Bold Proposal for Revitalization Wins Third Place in Milan's Piazza della Scala Competition, Courtesy of UNDURRAGA DEVES ARQUITECTOS
Courtesy of UNDURRAGA DEVES ARQUITECTOS

The City of Milan has announced the winners of a competition to redesign the Piazza della Scala, with a bold idea to reconfigure the Piazza similarly to its arrangement in the 19th Century taking third place. Designed by Chilean architect Cristian Undurraga in collaboration with Laura Signorelli, Stefano Rolla, Sebastián Mallea, Soledad Fernandez, Michele Zambetti, Max Daiber and Leonardo Valdés, the proposal begins with the demolition of the medieval block separating the Teatro alla Scala and the Palacio Marino, developing visual continuity to catalyze construction and improve existing spaces. Read more about the proposal after the break.

Digital Entity Workspace / deamicisarchitetti

11:00 - 6 August, 2015
Digital Entity Workspace / deamicisarchitetti, © Gabriele Leo
© Gabriele Leo

© Gabriele Leo © Gabriele Leo © Gabriele Leo © Gabriele Leo +13

Examining OMA's Two Latest Venues for Contemporary Art

04:00 - 5 August, 2015
Examining OMA's Two Latest Venues for Contemporary Art, Fondazione Prada, Milan. Image © Bas Princen
Fondazione Prada, Milan. Image © Bas Princen

In an article for DesignCurial, Shumi Bose visits OMA's new galleries in Milan and Moscow: the Fondazione Prada and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Noting that "the mythologies [between OMA and Miuccia Prada] have become inextricably intertwined" over recent years, "the purpose of [the Fondazione Prada] was to produce a range of spaces for the creation, display of and engagement with art; what results is the built realisation of a particular ethos, affording the protean OMA a return to form. And it was always going to be stylish." Bose's flowing description of the building and its spaces, which she ultimately praises as "a place which will bear return," leads into an equally compelling description of Garage for which she recognises its clear "contribution [...] in supporting, indeed composing, the very narrative of Russian contemporary art."