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Carlo Ratti Reveals Design for the Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020

09:00 - 18 March, 2019
Carlo Ratti Reveals Design for the Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020, © Carlo Ratti Associati
© Carlo Ratti Associati

Carlo Ratti Associati has published details of their competition-winning design for the Italian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020, designed in collaboration with Italo Rota, Matteo Gatto, and F&M Ingegneria. Inspired by Dubai’s marine tradition, the pavilion’s construction sequence will see three boats arrive in Dubai by sea, before being raised and turned upside down to become the roof of the pavilion.

Snøhetta Designs a New Home for Ötzi the Iceman

13:00 - 27 February, 2019
Snøhetta Designs a New Home for Ötzi the Iceman, Bolzano Museum Quarter. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta
Bolzano Museum Quarter. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta

Snøhetta has designed a new Museum Quarter for Bolzano, Italy that will be home to Ötzi the Iceman. Sited atop Virgl mountain, the project would overlook the city and connect to the new Bolzano cable car. As an open landmark, the Museum Quarter was made to serve as a terrace for Bolzano. The elevated museum and park will include exhibition and collection space around the iconic 5,300-year old glacier mummy.

Studio PARE designs an Orchestra Hall inspired by a 19th Century Music Box

09:00 - 20 February, 2019
Studio PARE designs an Orchestra Hall inspired by a 19th Century Music Box, © Studio PARE
© Studio PARE

Milan-based Studio PARE has won a competition for the design of a small concert hall in Valsolda, Lake Lugano, Italy. The competition called for a new space to house the 40-person Valsolda Philharmonic Orchestra, with Studio PARE responding with a scheme inspired by the music box: a mechanical device prevalent in the 19th century which could generate melodies without the need for live musician.

SET Architects' Climbing-Frame Inspired Sassa School Prioritizes Adaptability

11:00 - 27 January, 2019
SET Architects' Climbing-Frame Inspired Sassa School Prioritizes Adaptability , Courtesy of SET Architects
Courtesy of SET Architects

Ten years after a destructive earthquake rocked Italy's central Abruzzo region, many students still attend class in temporary modules similar to containers. Named winners of an international competition, SET Architects’ design for the new “Sassa School Complex” proposes reconstructing a place for students and the community to learn, gather, and grow. Inspired by the modularity and essential nature of climbing frame play structures, the architects describe the design as a metaphor for “freedom and social aggregation as a fundamental value for dynamic and innovative teaching.”

Turin's Castello di Rivoli Tells a Story of the Region's History through Its Architecture

07:15 - 24 January, 2019
Turin's Castello di Rivoli Tells a Story of the Region's History through Its Architecture, Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Castello di Rivoli / Andrea Bruno (Refurbishment). Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Given the sheer magnitude and influence of its recorded history, Italy as we know it is a surprisingly young country. For centuries, the region was divided between powerful (and sometimes warring) city-states, each with their own identity, culture, and, fortunes, and influence. Some are eternally famous. Rome is a cradle of history and heart of religion; cool Milan is a hub of contemporary fashion and design; Florence is synonymous with the Renaissance and all the epoch’s relationship to the arts.

Andres Gallardo Studies Milan's Contrasting Typologies in Contemporary Architecture

08:00 - 17 November, 2018
Andres Gallardo Studies Milan's Contrasting Typologies in Contemporary Architecture, © Andres Gallardo
© Andres Gallardo

Andres Gallardo’s photo series “Urban Geometries” continues, this time the self-taught photographer chose to capture the architecture of Milan. The series focuses on the architectural contours of contemporary structures, varying in both age and function while highlighting the materiality of the façades, architectural, industrial details of each building.

These International Award-Winning Photographs Capture the Beauty of Architecture and Urban Spaces

08:00 - 4 November, 2018
These International Award-Winning Photographs Capture the Beauty of Architecture and Urban Spaces, Toy houses. Image © Fyodor Savintsev (RU), 1o Classified
Toy houses. Image © Fyodor Savintsev (RU), 1o Classified

The winning entries of the Siena International Photo Awards 2018 have been unveiled. The “Architecture and Urban Spaces” category winners offer a wide range of subjects, locations, and perspectives, from the relationship between the Moon and the Leaning Tower of Pisa to snow-capped “Toy houses.”

Angelo Renna Designs Artificial Sponge Mountain to Absorb CO2 in Turin

13:00 - 23 October, 2018
Angelo Renna Designs Artificial Sponge Mountain to Absorb CO2 in Turin, Sponge Mountain. Image Courtesy of Angelo Renna
Sponge Mountain. Image Courtesy of Angelo Renna

Amsterdam-based architect Angelo Renna has designed a 90 meter high artificial 'sponge mountain' made to absorb CO2 in Turin, Italy. Formed from soil excavated from the construction site of the railway tunnel connecting Turin to Lyon, the mountain aims to improve air pollution through engineered soil. Mixing sand and concrete, the man-made mountain is designed as a green landmark for the city.

Edoardo Tresoldi's Basilica di Siponto awarded the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture

11:00 - 16 October, 2018
Edoardo Tresoldi's Basilica di Siponto awarded the Gold Medal for Italian Architecture, Courtesy of Roberto Conte
Courtesy of Roberto Conte

The Basilica di Siponto by Edoardo Tresoldi has been awarded the “Gold Medal for Italian Architecture – Special Prize to Commission,” considered the most prestigious award in Italian architecture.

Carlo Ratti Associati Places 30-Foot-High Tree Inside Renovated Italian Farmhouse

11:00 - 4 October, 2018
Carlo Ratti Associati Places 30-Foot-High Tree Inside Renovated Italian Farmhouse, Courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associati
Courtesy of Carlo Ratti Associati

Carlo Ratti Associati has unveiled the "Greenary," a renovated farmhouse designed around a 10-meter-high tree in the countryside near Parma, Northern Italy. The scheme marks the first step of CRA’s winning 2017 masterplan for the Mutti tomato company, driven by a closer integration between nature and the built environment.

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