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Bee Breeders Announces Winners of the Rome Collective Living Challenge

05:00 - 17 July, 2019
Bee Breeders Announces Winners of the Rome Collective Living Challenge, Courtesy of Bee Breeders
Courtesy of Bee Breeders

Bee Breeders has revealed the winners of the 2019 Rome Collective Living Challenge competition. Teams were asked to to propose solutions for collective living in Italy's capital city. Participants were tasked with designing a concept for affordable co-living around affordability and community. Organizers sought ideas that could be implemented across Rome to increase the city's housing stock.

Carlo Ratti Associati Unveils World’s First Crowdsourced Graffiti

06:45 - 3 July, 2019
Carlo Ratti Associati Unveils World’s First Crowdsourced Graffiti, © Andrea Guermani
© Andrea Guermani

Carlo Ratti Associati has unveiled the world’s first crowdsourced graffiti, designed by thousands of people and painted by a swarm of drones in the city of Torino, Italy. The UFO-Urban Flying Opera project was created by four UAVs flying simultaneously over two consecutive days. Each drone carried a tank of sustainable spray paint and sketched the individual designs on the canvas. The final painting was divided into three layers: a grey one to set the story, magenta one to represent Torino’s communities, and a light blue one to visually wrap the story.

Saint-Gobain Announces Winners of International Student Design Competition

10:00 - 15 June, 2019
Saint-Gobain Announces Winners of International Student Design Competition, "Co.Living" - Exterior view. Image Courtesy of Saint-Gobain
"Co.Living" - Exterior view. Image Courtesy of Saint-Gobain

Competing in this year’s 15th annual Multi Comfort Student Contest, Saint-Gobain had over 2,200 students from 199 universities worldwide. The final was narrowed down to 60 competing teams from 34 countries, all of whom traveled to Milan to present their designs to an international panel of experts from the Municipality of Milan. This year’s brief was to design a project to rehabilitate and reconnect the urban area around Crescenzago subway station in Milan in line with the city’s #milano2030 development plan. The competition also focuses on Saint-Gobain’s concept of Multi Comfort: thermal, visual, and acoustic comfort, as well as good indoor air quality.

Mayank Thammalla Transforms the Venetian Canals into an Architectural Canvas

06:00 - 15 June, 2019
Mayank Thammalla Transforms the Venetian Canals into an Architectural Canvas, © Mayank Thammalla
© Mayank Thammalla

Nothing is ordinary about the Italian city of Venice. Whether it is the vividly-colored architecture that dates back to Gothic and Byzantine eras, or the fact that the city is floating on water, culturally-rich Venice is an intriguing destination for people of all backgrounds and interests.

Chipperfield Transforms Venice's Historic Procuratie Vecchie

06:20 - 14 June, 2019
Chipperfield Transforms Venice's Historic Procuratie Vecchie, © David Chipperfield Architects
© David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects Milan’s renovation of the historic Procuratie Vecchie building in Venice is set to get underway, following a granting of permission by the Superintendency of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape earlier this year. For the first time in 500 years, a large portion of the Procuratie Vecchie on the Piazza San Marco will be made accessible to the public to host activities of The Human Safety Net, supporting vulnerable communities.

Minimalist Eco-Hotel Set to Open in Italy's Dolomites

05:00 - 13 June, 2019
Minimalist Eco-Hotel Set to Open in Italy's Dolomites, Courtesy of Adler Resorts
Courtesy of Adler Resorts

The Adler Hotel Group have completed construction on a new, minimalist eco-hotel in Italy’s Dolomites mountain range. Called Adler Lodge Ritten, the project is located on the Ritten plateau, a short walk from the region’s historic narrow-gauge railway. The retreat was designed to blend into the surrounding forest by taking the form of rural alpine structures.

Barreca & La Varra Wins Milan Sustainability Competition with Zero Carbon Masterplan

11:00 - 7 June, 2019
Barreca & La Varra Wins Milan Sustainability Competition with Zero Carbon Masterplan, © Barreca & La Varra, Wolf Visualizing Architecture
© Barreca & La Varra, Wolf Visualizing Architecture

Barreca & La Varra has won the “C40 Reinventing Cities” competition with their proposal for a zero carbon “Housing Sociale” scheme in Milan titled INNESTO, working in collaboration with Arup Italia.

YACademy's Course in Architecture for Food

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YACademy's Course in Architecture for Food, Courtesy of YACADEMY
Courtesy of YACADEMY

YACademy launches the first edition of Architecture for Food, a high-level training course offering 8 scholarships and internships in internationally-renowned architectural firms.

102 hours of lessons, a 30-hour workshop, lectures and placement opportunities in internationally-renowned architectural firms like L22, MVRDV, Snøhetta, and Barozzi Veiga.

Topotek 1 and Labics Design Biomedical Campus Masterplan in Rome

09:30 - 27 May, 2019
Topotek 1 and Labics Design Biomedical Campus Masterplan in Rome, © Campus Bio_Medico SpA
© Campus Bio_Medico SpA

Topotek 1 and Labics have won a competition to design the UCBM Masterplan for the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome. The 90-hectare project encompasses urban design, landscape, and architecture, founded on the goals of addressing connectivity, openness, and accessibility, while also acknowledging and integrating elements from the surrounding context.

3GATTI Reimagines the Modern Fire Station Along the Lake of Lecco in Italy

05:00 - 23 May, 2019
3GATTI Reimagines the Modern Fire Station Along the Lake of Lecco in Italy, Courtesy of 3GATTI
Courtesy of 3GATTI

Design studio 3GATTI has created a new proposal for a contemporary fire station along Lecco Lake in Italy. Inspired by the concept of green flames and red blazes, the symbol of the Italian Fire Brigade, the team aimed to integrate the new headquarters of the Lecco Fire Department inside the landscape of the Lecco Lake. The project creates an iconic green landmark with a signature façade created by a tower and green slabs.

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