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The Savings Museum in Turin, Italy by Migliore + Servetto Architetti Associati

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Article source: Migliore + Servetto Architetti Associati

The 24th May, 2012 was the opening date of the first Savings Museum in Europe, of which Migliore + Servetto Architetti Associati studio has developed the permanent exhibition project. The museum is located in the center of Turin, and was made possible thanks to the initiative of Intesa Sanpaolo. The museum covers a surface of 600 sqm, at via San Francesco d’Assisi 8/A, inside the building that, in 1519, hosted the first city Monte di Pietà (Pawnshop) and is now a unique place in the world for its themes and its exhibition concept able to draw the public towards a complex subject in an innovative and interactive way.

Bookshop (Image Courtesy Ph. Ravani & Ficarra)

  • Architects: Migliore + Servetto Architetti Associati
  • Project: The Savings Museum
  • Location: via S.Francesco d’Assisi, 8A, Turin, Italy
  • Designer: Ico Migliore and Mara Servetto / Migliore+Servetto Architetti Associati
  • Client : Gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Built area: about 600 sqm
  • Completion (date): May 2012
  • Photographers: Ph. Ravani & Ficarra; Migliore+Servetto Architetti Associati
  • Curators: Andrea Beltratti, Giovanna Paladino (Intesa Sanpaolo)
  • Scientific Commitee: Andrea Beltratti, Anna Maria Lusardi, Paolo Sodini
  • Permanent exhibition project: Migliore+Servetto Architetti Associati with Direzione Immobili e Acquisti – Servizio Tecnico, Intesa Sanpaolo
  • 3d Animation and documentary film realization: Little Bull – Armando Testa Group


Ice House in Iceland by Minarc

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Article source: Minarc

To create a serene family sanctuary that harmoniously  connects inhabitants with the surrounding natural  environment, while combining the best sustainable, ecofriendly  materials and energy efficient technologies with  minimalist architectural design.

Exterior view

  • Architects: Minarc
  • Project: Ice House
  • Location: Iceland
  • Project Date: Completed Summer 2011
  • Project Size: 1500 sq. ft.
  • Program: Country vacation house


Science and Technolo​gy Park​ in Opole, Poland by Idcode

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Article source: Idcode


Competition site is located on the periphery of the city, where the city meets the country side of fields and loosely scattered single-family housing. Site is in close proximity to the neighbourhood shopping centre “Karolinka” and the newly established conference centre. Both existing buildings located near the area, cause a temporary influx of people in and around the city, which enables the integration of people with what is happening in the park.

Science and Technolo gy Park

  • Architects: Idcode
  • Project: Science and Technolo​gy Park
  • Location: Opole, Poland
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Project Area: 6400 sqm


Reykjavik House in Iceland by Moomoo Architects

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Article source: Moomoo Architects

The project of the house should fit within the border lines of the local master plan which was established for the chosen plot. Consequently the exterior building dimensions including terraces and roofing are 15,5m x 17m which is the maximum area that can be achieved in the plot.

The house answers to the needs of future inhabitants, both in the visual and space organizational ways.

Reykjavik House

  • Architects: Moomoo Architects
  • Project: Reykjavik House
  • Location: Reykjavik, Iceland


House at Lake Plau, Waldstraße 4 by wolff:architekten

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: wolff:architekten

House at Lake Plau – House as an energy supplier

Located on a sloping plot at Lake Plau in the heart of the “Mecklenburg Lake District“ the single family home is organized on split levels.

Front View

  • Architects: wolff:architekten
  • Project: House at Lake Plau
  • Location:  Lake Plau,Waldstraße 4
  • Year of completion: 2008/2009
  • Type : Residential – Single family residence
  • Building area : 366 m2



Can Manuel d’en Corda in Formentera Island, Spain by Daniel Redolat + Marià Castelló

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: Marià Castelló arquitecte

Can Manuel d’en Corda is located on a plot of 19,060 m2 of rustic nature in the area of the Vénda des Cap de Barbaria, in the west of the island of Formentera.

The most significant pre-existing conditions, which have been maintained and enhanced through the project, are a small forest of pines and junipers located in the west area of the estate and the old house Can Manuel de’n Corda, which reflects the scheme type of the domestic vernacular architecture developed in Formentera between the late eighteenth and mid nineteenth century. The volume of the main body with simple pitched roof gable and southeast orientation, and its roots in the landscape through the tradicional dry stone walls, highlight the link between this type of building with the farms next to which they were located.

Image Courtesy Estudi Es Pujol de s’Era

  • Architects: Daniel Redolat + Marià Castelló
  • Project: Can Manuel d’en Corda
  • Location: Vénda des Cap de Barbaría, Formentera, Spian
  • Promoter: Private
  • Collaborators: Marga Ferrer, Agustí Yern, Albert Yern, Sonia Iben Jellal, Ferran Juan y Javier Colomar
  • Builder: Construcciones Pep Sala S.L.
  • Project: 2008
  • End of work: 2012
  • Area: 595,3 m2
  • Photography: Estudi Es Pujol de s’Era
  • Software Used: AutoCAD, Google Sketchup and Photoshop


V on Shenton in UIC Building, Singapore by UNStudio

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: UNStudio

Ben van Berkel / UNStudio have designed the new UIC building, ‘V on Shenton’, in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District.

V on Shenton

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: V on Shenton
  • Location: No. 5 Shenton Way, UIC Building, Singapore
  • Client: UIC Investments (Properties) Pte Ltd
  • Building surface: 85.507 m2
  • Building volume: residential tower 237m height; office tower 123m height
  • Building site: 6778 m2
  • Programme: commercial and residential redevelopment.
  • Status: finalize DD phase at end of 2011

V on Shenton


Casa Ceschi in Vicenza, Italy by Traverso-Vighy

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: Traverso-Vighy


The Ceschi House leans against the 12th century walls of the city of Vicenza. The architects have “listened” to the existing building carefully: restoring the original walls using traditional techniques, while developing the interior as an independent project which allowed the redistribution of the inner spaces in a functional manner.

Image Courtesy Alessandra Chemollo

  • Architects: Traverso-Vighy
  • Project: Casa Ceschi
  • Year and location: 2010 Vicenza, Italy
  • Type: private house and office
  • Client: Barbara Ceschi a Santa Croce
  • Project Architects: traverso-vighy; Giovanni Traverso, Paola Vighy  with Giulio Dalla Gassa, Sheerja Iyer, Elena Panza, Valentina Rossetto
  • Structural analysis: Life Engineering, Ing. Franco Grazioli
  • Construction company: Impresa Bios edilizia
  • Laminated structures: Falegnameria Cereghini
  • Photo Credits: Alessandra Chemollo


Ants’ House in Madrid, Spain by Espegel-fisac Arquitectos

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: Espegel-fisac Arquitectos

The Ants’ House is formally conceived considering the surrounding environment and its location on a large plot in the Manzanares Park, immersed in the mountains near Madrid.

The house is meant to dominate the vast natural world which lies beyond its entrance. Its shape is designed by nature. Just like an outstretched hand, the house works its way through the almond trees reaching out from in between the branches, reaching towards different spaces and lights effects.

Image Courtesy Joaquín Mosquera

  • Architects: Espegel-fisac Arquitectos
  • Project: Ants’ House
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Project Architects: Carmen Espegel Alonso, Concha Fisac de Ron
  • Project Team: Cristina Hernández Vicario, Laia Lafuente García-Valdecasas, Isabel Camacho Bretones, Lucila Urda Peña
  • Developer: Private
  • Building contractor: Construcciones Luva Urosa S.L. / Construcciones y Contratas Garpol S.L.
  • Cost of the work €: Estimated cost: 500.000 €
  • Publications:“Vivienda y sostenibilidad en España; Vivienda unifamiliar” Toni Solanas  Gustavo Gili
  • Photography: Joaquín Mosquera, espegel-fisac arquitectos


Duecentosessanta MQ in Trento, Italy by Simone Bossi

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Article source: Simone Bossi

In a little town in the north of Italy, close to the city of Trento, there is a private park close to a small lake.  A worthless and unused tennis court was the reason for an international art competition called 260MQ organized by studio supergulp (firenze – italy)with the aim to achieve a new space quality.

Image Courtesy Simone Bossi

  • Architects: Simone Bossi
  • Project: Duecentosessanta MQ
  • Location: Evico terme – trento – Italy
  • Area: 400 mq
  • Client: private competition – first prize
  • Type: art pavillion
  • Year: 2012
  • Photo: Simone Bossi


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