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Architecture in Finland: From Alvar Aalto to New Generations

18:00 - 15 October, 2017
Architecture in Finland: From Alvar Aalto to New Generations, Löyly, Avanto Architects, Helsinki - Photo: © kuvio.com     Teatteri, Design Office KOKO3, Helsinki - Photo: © Teatteri
Löyly, Avanto Architects, Helsinki - Photo: © kuvio.com Teatteri, Design Office KOKO3, Helsinki - Photo: © Teatteri

On the occasion of the centenary of Finland's Independence (Suomi 100), Rome’s Casa dell’Architettura is to host the “Architecture in Finland. From Alvar Aalto to new generations. Talk with Avanto Architects and Design Office KOKO3” conference on Tuesday 17th October 2017.

The Colosseum's Highest Levels to Open to the Public for the First Time in Decades

14:15 - 5 October, 2017
The Colosseum's Highest Levels to Open to the Public for the First Time in Decades, © <a href='http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/garyullah/15235458515/'>Flickr user garyullah</a>. Licensed under CC BY 2.0
© Flickr user garyullah. Licensed under CC BY 2.0

For the first time in more than 40 years, visitors will be able to access the uppermost levels of Italy’s most popular historical site, the Colosseum, following the completion of a major restoration project.

Beginning November 1st, guided tours will take ticketed guests to the remaining sections of the fourth and fifth levels of the stadium, rising as high as 120 feet above ground level.

Be.Re / Filippo Bombace

15:00 - 6 September, 2017
Be.Re / Filippo Bombace, © Serena Eller Vanicher
© Serena Eller Vanicher

© Serena Eller Vanicher © Serena Eller Vanicher © Serena Eller Vanicher © Serena Eller Vanicher + 15

Portonaccio / NA3 Studio di Architettura

02:00 - 10 June, 2017
Portonaccio / NA3 Studio di Architettura, © Courtesy of NA3 Studio
© Courtesy of NA3 Studio

© Courtesy of NA3 Studio © Courtesy of NA3 Studio © Courtesy of NA3 Studio © Courtesy of NA3 Studio + 41

Marvel at the Scope, Scale and Splendor of Ancient Rome With This Virtual Fly-Through

12:00 - 10 May, 2017

We can all recognise the great architectural landmarks of Ancient Rome: the Pantheon, the Colosseum, Trajan's Column – but do you know how they originally appeared or, perhaps more interestingly, how they sat within the context of the historic city? In this captivating 14-minute-long virtual fly-through by the Kahn Academy and Smarthistory, a YouTube channel dedicated to historical video essays, the ancient splendor of the Eternal City (at around 320AD) is presented alongside expert commentary.

4 Architectural Landmarks and Their Identical Twins

08:00 - 4 May, 2017
4 Architectural Landmarks and Their Identical Twins, A replica Tower Bridge at the Window of the World Theme Park, Shenzhen, China © Flickr user volvob12b. Licensed under CC0 1.0
A replica Tower Bridge at the Window of the World Theme Park, Shenzhen, China © Flickr user volvob12b. Licensed under CC0 1.0

Architectural landmarks can define a city. A mention of Paris conjures images of the Eiffel Tower, whilst no description of Sydney is complete without mentioning its inspiring Opera House. How disorientating it must be, therefore, to encounter a familiar architectural wonder far removed from the city, or country to which it belongs. As it happens, many of our most famous structures have their own "twins," heavily-inspired by their originals, that you may not have been aware of.

The Colosseum's identical twin in Macau, China © Flickr user 11020833@N02. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The original Colosseum in Rome © Flickr user mattkieffer. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 The original Big Ben in London © Flickr user htakashi. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Big Ben's identical twin in Kolkata, India © Flickr user trekpedition. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 + 11

San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane: Madness or Masterpiece?

12:00 - 6 March, 2017
San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane: Madness or Masterpiece? , Adam Eastland/Alamy. Image Courtesy of Laurence King Publishing
Adam Eastland/Alamy. Image Courtesy of Laurence King Publishing

A wayward force of the High Renaissance, Baroque was broken in by Michelangelo in Rome in the sixteenth century before being given full rein by Bernini and Borromini in the seventeenth. Characterized by curves, domes, broken pediments and a gloriously inventive play on classical detailing, at its theatrical zenith it was thrilling architectural opera – far from the chaste and graceful classicism that both preceded it and ousted it in the eighteenth century. Deeply romantic, it also had something of the subversive about it. 

Schiattarella Associati Unveils Riyadh Stadium Plans

14:00 - 12 February, 2017
Schiattarella Associati Unveils Riyadh Stadium Plans, Courtesy of Schiattarella Associati
Courtesy of Schiattarella Associati

Rome-based Schiattarella Associati has unveiled its designs for the King Fahd International Stadium, a refurbishment project that will modify the existing structure, located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to accommodate almost 50,000 spectators.

In order to link the ground level with the concourse level of the structure, the design focuses on creating an artificial hill at the base of the stadium.

Courtesy of Schiattarella Associati Courtesy of Schiattarella Associati Courtesy of Schiattarella Associati Courtesy of Schiattarella Associati + 15

Città del Sole / Labics

09:00 - 1 February, 2017
Città del Sole / Labics, © Marco Cappelletti
© Marco Cappelletti

© Marco Cappelletti © Marco Cappelletti © Marco Cappelletti © Marco Cappelletti + 32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rome, Italy
  • Architects in Charge

    Maria Claudia Clemente, Francesco Isidori
  • Design Team

    Luigi Panetta (team leader), Paola Bettinsoli, Chiara Capriulo, Gaia Maria Lombardo, Michele Morganti, Giorgio Pasqualini.
  • Project Team

    Mauro Bartoli, Diego Moriconi
  • Area

    13.5 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

“Re-Constructivist Architecture” Exhibition Explores the Lost Art of Architectural Language

09:30 - 1 January, 2017
“Re-Constructivist Architecture” Exhibition Explores the Lost Art of Architectural Language, © jbmn
© jbmn

Re-Constructivist Architecture,” an exhibition now on show at the Ierimonti Gallery in New York, features the work of thirteen emerging architecture firms alongside the work of Coop Himmelb(l)au, Peter Eisenman and Bernard Tschumi. The title of the exhibition is a play on words, referring to the De-Constructivist exhibition of 1988 at the Museum of Modern Art that destabilized a certain kind of relationship with design theory.

This reconstruction is primarily of language. The architects draw from archives—mental, digital or printed on paper—distant from the typical parametric and highly schematic rationales that characterized the last thirty years of design in architecture. Within the theoretical system that drives architectural composition, these archives inevitably become homages, references, and quotes.

© AM3 © Adam Nathaniel Furman © Point Supreme © Warehouse of Architecture and Research + 46

5 Monuments to Progress

04:00 - 28 December, 2016
5 Monuments to Progress, Space Needle / John Graham & Company. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia user Rattlhed (Public Domain)
Space Needle / John Graham & Company. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia user Rattlhed (Public Domain)

Buildings, perhaps unlike any other art form or edifice, have a capacity to influence or become part of a place's cultural identity and history. Defining an architectural monument is, however, an ambiguous exercise – most of their ilk only reach this status years after completion. AD Classics are ArchDaily's continually updated collection of longer-form building studies of the world's most significant architectural projects. Here we've assembled five structures and buildings which, often aside from original intentions, embody that most ephemeral feeling: a sense of progress.

AD Classics: Roman Pantheon / Emperor Hadrian

04:00 - 26 December, 2016
AD Classics: Roman Pantheon / Emperor Hadrian, Courtesy of Flickr user Phil Whitehouse (licensed under CC BY 2.0)
Courtesy of Flickr user Phil Whitehouse (licensed under CC BY 2.0)

Locked within Rome’s labyrinthine maze of narrow streets stands one of the most renowned buildings in the history of architecture. Built at the height of the Roman Empire’s power and wealth, the Roman Pantheon has been both lauded and studied for both the immensity of its dome and its celestial geometry for over two millennia. During this time it has been the subject of countless imitations and references as the enduring architectural legacy of one of the world’s most influential epochs.

The coffers in the Pantheon’s dome, aside from their aesthetic qualities, serve to reduce the weight of the dome on the support structure below. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user Michael Vadon under CC BY 2.0 Courtesy of Flickr user Michael Johnson (licensed under CC BY 2.0) The interior of the Pantheon contains a perfectly spherical volume – a cosmic symbol which triumphantly asserted the authority and might of the Roman Empire. ImageDrawing by Francesco Piraneni. Via Wikimedia user Bkmd under Public Domain Although the original Pantheon built by Marcus Agrippa burned down after his death, Hadrian ordered that its replacement bear an inscription stating that Agrippa had built it as a tribute to his predecessors. ImageCourtesy of Flickr user Michael Johnson under CC BY 2.0 + 16

"Misunderstandings" at CAMPO and FRAC

09:30 - 15 December, 2016
"Misunderstandings" at CAMPO and FRAC, Misunderstandings at Campo gallery
Misunderstandings at Campo gallery

The encounter between CAMPO and Le FRAC Centre-Val de Loire of Orleans produced MISUNDERSTANDINGS, a project which, addressing one of the most important archives of architectural experiments worldwide, opens a reflection on the operative value of museums and collections for the contemporary discourse and practice of architecture.

Re-Constructivist Architecture

05:00 - 6 December, 2016
Re-Constructivist Architecture, Casa Cecchini a S. Maria di Galeria, Roma, 1971 - A. Anselmi (with C. Giannini) - edited by Warehouse of Architecture and Research with Valentino Danilo Matteis
Casa Cecchini a S. Maria di Galeria, Roma, 1971 - A. Anselmi (with C. Giannini) - edited by Warehouse of Architecture and Research with Valentino Danilo Matteis

Ierimonti Gallery New York is pleased to present Re-Constructivist Architecture, curated by Jacopo Costanzo and Giovanni Cozzani with Giulia Leone and promoted by the Scientific Technical Committee of Casa dell'Architettura in collaboration with Consulta Giovani Roma. The exhibition will feature the work of thirteen international emerging architecture firms, aiming to portray a generation of architects born in the ‘80s: a countertrend that tries to recover a debate lost years ago and obstructed by a cumbersome star system.

Generazione: a call from Rome - Chapter 2, MAIO & Point Supreme

22:48 - 3 November, 2016
Generazione: a call from Rome - Chapter 2, MAIO & Point Supreme, Generazione: a call from Rome, credit by Alessio Agresta, Jacopo Costanzo, WAR.
Generazione: a call from Rome, credit by Alessio Agresta, Jacopo Costanzo, WAR.

The second chapter of the series in Rome, at Casa dell’Architettura, with MAIO from Barcelona and Point Supreme from Athens.

The participants of the series - all born in the Eighties - are paired in couples, in order to obtain an interesting dialogue in each and every meeting.

About the lecture, we are asking to make the main references [architectural and non-architectural] emerge as much as possible, to show how they affect each one practice.

Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Central Italy; Borromini's "La Sapienza" Among Structures Damaged in Rome

15:30 - 30 October, 2016
Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake Strikes Central Italy; Borromini's "La Sapienza" Among Structures Damaged in Rome , Inspections underway in Rome. Image via La Repubblica (Roma)
Inspections underway in Rome. Image via La Repubblica (Roma)

Following an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale that struck central Italy this morning at 7:40 a.m. local time—the fourth to hit this part of the country in three months—a number of structures have collapsed entirely or been severely damaged. While no deaths have been reported at this time, the BBC suggests that twenty people have been injured.

This latest tragedy follows an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale which hit a nearby region in August of this year, killing 300 and causing widespread devastation to towns and villages. It is being suggested that the evacuation of buildings that were deemed vulnerable to the ongoing seismic activity in the region last week may have saved lives.

Generazione: a Call From Rome

14:02 - 13 October, 2016
Generazione: a Call From Rome, Generazione: a call from Rome, credit by Alessio Agresta, Jacopo Costanzo, WAR.
Generazione: a call from Rome, credit by Alessio Agresta, Jacopo Costanzo, WAR.

The series will start next Friday, and the lectures will be every month up to June 2017 in Rome, at Casa dell’Architettura.
The participants - all born in the Eighties - will be paired in couples, in order to obtain an interesting dialogue in each and every meeting.

Call for Entries: Outdoor Lab – a Multifunctional Area

09:15 - 22 July, 2016
Call for Entries: Outdoor Lab – a Multifunctional Area

OUTDOOR LAB is an initiative promoted by NUfactory within the Outdoor Festival 2016. The competition aims to exploit one of the former pavilions of the Guido Reni military station, reflecting on the theme of conversion that the space is experiencing: transform an old industrial laboratory in a meeting space, production, sharing and experimentation.