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Italian Pavillion EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy by Andrea Maffei Architects

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Article source: Andrea Maffei Architects

The competition rules required to design five buildings aligned along the Cardo that characterizes the entire masterplan EXPO 2015 until a large circular water lake. They consist in four two-storey linear buildings that contain various exhibition spaces, market and restaurant and the Italian Pavilion itself. This had to be develop in a square area of 57.5 meters side and a maximum height of 25 meters. The Palace was supposed to represent a symbolic message of representation of the beautiful country and we wanted to develop it according to the following concepts.

Image courtesy Andrea Maffei Architects 

  • Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: Italian Pavillion EXPO 2015
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Program: Pavilion for exhibition
  • Client: EXPO 2015 S.p.A.
  • Competition time: Dec. 2012 – Feb. 2013
  • Design team: Takeshi Miura, Alessandra De Stefani, Stefano Bergagna, Takatoshi Oki, Roberto Balduzzi / Andrea Maffei Architects s.r.l. Milano
  • Structure: Alberto Ferrari, Steve Alemanno / Ramboll Ltd.
  • Facade: Nicoletta Bacchin / Ramboll Ltd.
  • Mep plants: Giancarlo Tanzi / Techproject srl
  • Firefighting: Maria Elena Perrotta, Giancarlo Tanzi / Techproject srl
  • Cost control: Techproject srl
  • Security coordination: Techproject srl
  • Construction program: Techproject srl
  • Net area: 10,146.6 smq.
  • Gross area: 12,758.4 smq.
  • Maximum height: 25 m
  • Materials: concrete, steel, glass, wood

Terrace in Mumbai, India by Shroffleon

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Article source: Shroffleon

The three hundred and fifty square foot project, a moon deck overlooking the Arabian Sea, introduces into the semi open space a program previously conspicuously absent within the large urban apartment. The brief demanded a flexible multi functional out door deck that can accommodate for early morning sea side yoga practice, hosting lunches and dinners, in addition to an evening time party cum entertainment area amongst other usages. Of utmost importance was the retention of the ambivalent nature of the space, allowing for a maximum of programmatic and usage flexibility. The concerned project boundaries spill over the primary living area of the apartment, serving both as the extension of, as well as an alternate to the large semi public leisure space of the living unit. As such the inner confines of the target area are provided with illumination from the overspill of the indoor space, with the outer edges seeking lighting from elsewhere.

Image Courtesy Shroffleon

  • Architects: Shroffleon
  • Project: Terrace
  • Location: Mumbai, Maharastra, India
  • Team: Kayzad Shroff, Maria I J León
  • Project Area: 300 sq ft
  • Materials Used: Wooden Slats, ¼” thick LED lighting

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