Posts Tagged ‘Italy’
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
Article source: noa* – network of architecture
The Hotel Hubertus is located in Valdaora, at the foot of the famous ski and hiking area Kronplatz in the Puster Valley at an altitude of about 1350 m. The family establishment was generously enhanced and enlarged with 16 new suites, a new kitchen with restaurants and “Stuben”, an entrance area with lobby, reception and wine cellar and a fitness and a relaxation room with panoramic terraces. The new 25 m long pool, functioning as a connector between old and new, underlines the essence of this comprehensive renovation and renewal project.
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Sunday, May 21st, 2017
Article source: Arnaboldi & Partners
Since the end of the 18th century, when the Greek colonization of Sicily forced the Phoenicians to retreat to Motya, Soluntum, and Palermo, the ancient Phoenician city of Motya lies on the San Pantaleo Island, in the lagoon of Marsala in Sicily.
In 397 B.C., Dionysus of Syracuse knocked Motya down after a long siege and the survivors found a shelter on the mainland, establishing the Punic city of Lilibeo. This settlement, today known as the city of Marsala, quickly gained in importance and overshadowed the ancient city of Motya, which the Carthaginians will conquer back soon after. The archeological excavations in Motya brought back an astonishing male sculpture, considered an original Greek artwork of the 5th century B.C., and the urban design of the settlement, of the city walls, and of numerous buildings. Above all, the most significant archeological discovery is the unveiling of a unique Phoenix-Punic warship, sunk at a battle during the First Punic War between the Romans and the Carthaginians in 241 B.C.
Image Courtesy © Arnaboldi & Partners
Sunday, May 14th, 2017
Article source: DWA Design Studio
In a place which seems to be out of time, connected to reality by a long bridge like an antique tuff stone island, the project researches a dialogue between traces of history and contemporaneity, with its necessity to regain the bonds with its past.
Thanks to objects which represent the history of Italian design the interiors become a stage for connecting with shapes and materials of the tradition of this region. Discreet presences able to give new meanings to ancient places.
Image Courtesy © DWA Design Studio
- Architects: DWA Design Studio
- Project: Greco House
- Location: Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Article source: zaa zanon architetti associati
Born from the expertise and experience of architect Mariano Zanon (1965) and grown with partner architects Alessio Bolgan (1976) and Bruno Ferretti (1974), the architectural practice zanonarchitettiassociati, has witnessed a continuous growth of professional activities, from projects and interior works for commercial areas, restaurants and private homes to activities of architectural planning for residential, commercial and above all for the tourism-hospitality sector.
Image Courtesy © paolo belvedere
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Article source: Antonio Ravalli Architetti
As a part of a program for the conversion of an old hemp factory into a new city center for the town of Migliarino, the project gains a youth hostel out of a 510 m2 portion of the building. The site position is barycentric to the touristic circuits which take place during the summer, thanks to the proximity of the Po River Delta Natural Park, but the project has to count on a reduced regional funding, 270.000 € including the furniture, and a doubtful management profitability. Thus the management aspects, both with the energetic and economic saving, are the principal matters. The hostel is imagined as a ‘passive machine’, in which natural air fluxes are conveyed in order to obtain climatic benefits, while the systems distribution and the morphological disposition of the rooms, conceived as to minimize the utilized elements and technologies, allow an elastic hosting capacity: the highest during the spring and the summer, or in case of special events, reduced to the essential during the low seasons.
Photo of exterior, Image Courtesy © Antonio Ravalli Architetti
- Architects: Antonio Ravalli Architetti
- Project: MiNO – Migliarino hostel
- Location: Migliarino, Ferrara, Italy
- Photography: Antonio Ravalli Architetti
- Engineering: Mezzadringegneria srl (structure); Studio Zambonini (HVAC); GF studio associato (electric)
- Client: Comune di Migliarino (FE)
- Materials: wood, concrete, fabric
- Category: hostel
- Area: 510 m2
- Year: 2010 (more…)
Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Article source: Boano Prismontas
The name Quiubox is a combination of the Colombian expression “¿Quiubo?”, meaning “what’s up”, “hello, what is happening”, and a “box”, referring to a small scale architectural object, a container of knowledge and activities.
Quiubox is a nomadic workshop, a project designed for the Afro-Colombian communities living in the coastal areas surrounding Cartagena.The project aims to tackle inequality by building bridges between professionals and ethnic communities in the Colombian Caribbean.
Image Courtesy © Boano Prismontas
- Architects: Boano Prismontas
- Project: Quiubox
- Location: Milan, Italy
- Artworks: Marìa Eugenia Beizo
- Collaborators: Alessio Monarca, Eszter Hanzséros, Nicola Paggi, Stefano Casati, Wilson Lam
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Article source: Rocco Valentini Architecture
The DI SIPIO winery in Ripa Teatina, Abruzzo, Italy, near the Adriatic sea. is inserted in a large wine estate and it’s integrated with the pre-existing Seventeenth Century’s villa and the natural landscape.
external view, Image Courtesy © ROCCO VALENTINI
- Architects: Rocco Valentini Architecture
- Project: Di Sipio Winery
- Location: Abruzzo, Italy
- Photography: ROCCO VALENTINI
- Client: Azienda Agricola “Nicola Di Sipio” Ripa Teatina, Italy
- Collaborators: Chiara Valentini, Milena Vizzari ,Giancarlo Di Sanzo, Loriana Zanfrisco, Giuliano Peverati
- Design Year: 2004-2014
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Article source: Officina29 Architetti
Countryside Villa is a project by Officina29 Architetti and includes the renovation of an existing house and the construction of a guest house with a swimming pool.
The renovation project stems from two specific intentions: to restore the right proportions between living and sleeping areas and open the building to the countryside, thereby generating a direct relationship between internal and external environment.
Image Courtesy © Officina29 Architetti
- Architects: Officina29 Architetti
- Project: Countryside villa
- Location: Sassari, Italy
- Software used: Autocad, SketchUp, Vray, Photoshop
- Team Project: Stefano Ercolani, Antonio Chessa, Alessandra Caria
- Year: 2012-2013
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Article source: atelier qbe3
The Maddalena peninsula is a rare architectural and landscape quality system, subject to constraints in 2004 with the establishment of Protected Marine Area. For these reasons, the design approach would be result in an entire territorial system absolute respect and preserving the image and environmental structure.
According to these thoughts we decided to design an “utopian” and “visionary” form. The project idea, in accordance with the guidelines of the call, is based on theoretical assumptions that follow a fantasy story of historical facts about “Magna Grecia” territory.
Image Courtesy © atelier qbe3
- Architects: atelier qbe3
- Project: The Lost Column
- Location: Syracuse (SR), Sicilia, Italy
- Team: Francesco Badoero, Stefano William Costa, Valentina Garis
- Year: 2016
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Article source: FABBRICANOVE Architetti
The House in Forte dei Marmi, a work of architectural office FABBRICANOVE, releases a landscape that in the past was place where explosive materials were produced, then military ones, then it was reclaimed as an agricultural land, then it was marked by the concrete of the highway.
Located between the coast and the Apuane Alps, the villa amazes with its distinct and clear features, through which the respect to the particular allocation can be recognized, where the touristic vocation contributed to the development of the place. In the chaos and in the planning approximation of big part of the contemporary Italian construction, the formula to highlight one virtuous example is simplicity.
Image Courtesy © Filippo Romano
- Architects: FABBRICANOVE Architetti
- Project: The House in Forte dei Marmi
- Location: Lucca, Italy
- Photography: Filippo Romano
- Collaboratori: Renata Laudati, Daniele Capolicchio, Francesco Capriotti
- Structural engineering: Studio Baroni, Enrico Baroni, Paolo Baroni (Firenze)
- Dimensions: surface 550 square meter