La Corte Verde di Corso Como / Cino Zucchi Architetti

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Architects: Cino Zucchi Architetti
Location: Porta Nuova, Piazzale Principessa Clotilde, 20121 , Italy
Area: 4019.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Cino Zucchi Architetti

“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. 

Fluidity / gglab + Paulo Flores

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Architects: gglab + Paulo Flores
Location: ,
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: ,
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

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

Request for Proposals: 2015 World Expo Pavilion

Italy’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 , 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.

Humanitas / FTA Filippo Taidelli Architetto

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Architects: FTA Filippo Taidelli Architetto
Location: Milan,
Consultant: Rossi Bianchi Lightning Design, Terzini Ingegneria, Tecva Srl., Tecno Impianti 2000, Area 68, Metalsigma
Client: Humanitas
Area: 600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of FTA

Instant House @ School Winning Proposal / B² Architecture

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Designed by B2 Architecture, their first prize winning design for the Instant House @ School Competition is an oasis for children that breaks down the rigorosity with the help of organic and playful shapes. Located in a strictly orthogonal urban context, in the street of Via Ugo Betti in , the building and its surroundings will create a bridge between the neighborhood and the children by orienting itself to the main directions of the site. More images and architects’ description after the break. 

Dolce&Gabbana Office Building / Piuarch

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Architects: Piuarch
Location: , Italy
Architectural Design: Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini, Monica Tricario
Area: 10,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna

Piazza Gae Aulenti / AECOM

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Architects: AECOM
Location: Piazza Gae Aulenti, , Italy
Lead Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli
Project Architects: Adamson
Design Landscape Architects: James Haig Streeter, Claudio Zappia
Year: 2012
Photographs: AECOM / Robb Williamson, Claudio Zappia, Hines

Light Loft / LPzR architetti associati

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Architects: LPzR architetti associati
Location: Marghera 32, Milano,
Architect In Charge: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria
Design Team: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Luca Gobbo, Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Federico Reyneri
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria

ADR18 Housing / LPzR architetti associati

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Architects: LPzR architetti associati
Location: Andreoli 18, Milano,
Architect In Charge: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria
Design Team: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Luca Gobbo, Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria
Year: 2007
Photographs: Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria

‘The Slabs’ – Italian Pavilion Expo 2015 Proposal / MenoMenoPiu Architects + BE.ST Architect

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MenoMenoPiu Architects + BE.ST Architect shared with us their proposal for the Italian Pavilion Expo 2015. Titled ‘The Slabs’, their design consists of a light cage where the technical innovation is embedded within the structure: revolutionary glass columns sustain traditional slabs clad in marble. Simple and elegant in its structural system, marble and glass are intertwined to express the Italian architectural tradition of proportion and elegance. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Best Architect-Designed Products of Milan Design Week 2013

Tools for Life / © Ilan Rubin

This week at the 52nd edition of the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in , over 2,500 exhibitors showcased an endless collection of the latest international products and home-furnishing designs. Among them included a variety of elegant and intelligently designed items envisioned by some of our favorite architects. Continue after the break to scroll through a list of the best architect-designed products featured at the Design Week 2013.

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’ 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.

Steven Holl in Milan

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

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.

La Forgiatura / Giuseppe Tortato

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Architects: Giuseppe Tortato
Location: Milan,
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