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The Supermarket of the Future in Milan, Italy by Carlo Ratti Associati

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Article source: Carlo Ratti Associati 

The Supermarket of the Future, a large grocery store featuring pioneering digital solutions developed by Carlo Ratti Associati, opens this week in Milan, Italy. The new store was built by Coop Italia, Italy’s largest supermarket chain. It incorporates facilities such as interactive food tables, smart shelves and real time data visualizations, which will inform shoppers about the origins and characteristics of particular foodstuffs, promoting more informed consumption habits. The flagship store extends over a surface of 1,000 square meters (10,800 square feet) and employs technologies first presented in a prototypical version by Carlo Ratti Associati at Milan’s World Expo 2015, in the framework of Coop Italia’s Future Food District pavilion.

Image Courtesy © Daniele Iodice

Image Courtesy © Daniele Iodice

  • Architects: Carlo Ratti Associati 
  • Project: The Supermarket of the Future
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Daniele Iodice, Michele Versaci and Inres
  • Design: Coop’s Inres, Area-17 Architecture & Interiors
  • IT: Accenture
  • Visual identity: Studio FM Milano

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Riviera Grand Hotel in Lecce, Italy by Tomas Ghisellini Architetti

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Article source: Tomas Ghisellini Architetti 

After many years of complete abandonment, the Riviera Grand Hotel, a historical hotel complex in southern Italy Salento area, comes to a new life after a challenging renovation and a radical interior redesign.

The property, located along one of the most extraordinary coast stretch of Ionian Salento, just close to the sea, is a sort of village made by thin coastal “towers” connected at the base by a plate of services and common areas. The towers, looking at the nearby gulf of Gallipoli, accomodate rooms offering stunning panoramic views over Mediterranean Sea.

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini and Lucrezia Alemanno

Image Courtesy © Tomas Ghisellini and Lucrezia Alemanno

  • Architects: Tomas Ghisellini Architetti
  • Project: Riviera Grand Hotel
  • Location: Santa Maria al Bagno, Lecce, Italy
  • Photography: Tomas Ghisellini and Lucrezia Alemanno
  • Client: CDS Hotels Ltd
  • Lead Architects: Tomas Ghisellini, Alice Marzola with Lucrezia Alemanno, Daniele Francesco Petralia
  • Gross Built Area: 10,200 sqm
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Cantine antinori in Firenze, Italy by Archea Associati

Friday, January 6th, 2017

Article source: Archea Associati 

The site is surrounded by the unique hills of Chianti, covered with vineyards, half-way between Florence and Siena. A cultured and illuminated customer has made it possible to pursue, through architecture, the enhancement of the landscape and the surroundings as expression of the cultural and social valence of the place where wine is produced. The functional aspects have therefore become an essential part of a design itinerary which centres on the geomorphological experimentation of a building understood as the most authentic expression of a desired symbiosis and merger between anthropic culture, the work of man, his work environment and the natural environment. The physical and intellectual construction of the winery pivots on the profound and deep-rooted ties with the land, a relationship which is so intense and suffered (also in terms of economic investment) as to make the architectural image conceal itself and blend into it. The purpose of the project has therefore been to merge the building and the rural landscape; the industrial complex appears to be a part of the latter thanks to the roof, which has been turned into a plot of farmland cultivated with vines, interrupted, along the contour lines, by two horizontal cuts which let light into the interior and provide those inside the building with a view of the landscape through the imaginary construction of a diorama. The façade, to use an expression typical of buildings, therefore extends horizontally along the natural slope, paced by the rows of vines which, along with the earth, form its “roof cover”. The openings or cuts discreetly reveal the underground interior: the office areas, organized like a belvedere above the barricade, and the areas where the wine is produced are arranged along the lower, and the bottling and storage areas along the upper.

Image Courtesy © Pietro Savorelli

Image Courtesy © Pietro Savorelli

  • Architects: Archea Associati (Laura Andreini, Marco Casamonti, Silvia Fabi, Giovanni Polazzi)
  • Project: Cantine antinori
  • Location: Bargino, San Casciano Val di Pesa, Firenze, Italy
  • Photography: Leonardo Finotti and Pietro Savorelli
  • Client: Marchesi Antinori srl
  • Artistic supervision: Marco Casamonti
  • Assistant art director: Francesco Giordani
  • Engineering: HYDEA
  • Bulding site supervisor: Paolo Giustiniani
  • Structural design: AEI Progetti
  • Design of plants: M&E Management & Engineering
  • Oenological plants: Emex Engineering, Marchesi Antinori
  • General contractor: Inso
  • Cost: € 85.052.831
  • Chronology:
    • Beginning of design 2004
    • Opening of building site 2007
    • Completion date 25 October 2012

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Generator Rome in Rome, Italy by DesignAgency

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Article source: DesignAgency

Generator Rome is only a short walk from the Colosseum and Termini Station, in the Esquilino neighbourhood – one of the oldest areas in the city. The property reinvigorates an elegant 20th century residence on Via Principe Amedeo. Its surroundings include cinematic streetscapes, leading to picturesque squares, churches, parks and a vast array of bars, cafés and pizzerias, as well as authentic local markets.

DesignAgency took its inspiration from the distinctive flavours of this diverse and historic neighbourhood, as well as the Italian culture and the Roman trade routes that have left their marks on this area to create a vibrant and welcoming environment with subtle ethnic flair.

Image Courtesy © Mans Berg

Image Courtesy © Mans Berg

  • Architects: DesignAgency
  • Project: Generator Rome
  • Location: Via Principe Amedeo, 257, 00185 Rome, Italy
  • Photography: Mans Berg
  • Owner: Generator / Patron Capital
  • Local Project Architect: L22, Milan
  • Lighting Designer: artec3 studio
  • Room Rates: starting at €20
  • Launch Date: August 2016

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A Studio in Bassano del Grappa, Italy by Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Article source: Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin 

The studio was designed starting from the conviction that the rooms were to be designed as boxes, composed in turn by sides and surfaces, evocative from a figurative point of view. Two coloured backdrops were in fact made with shades of blue and sage green, on the other side a wall-moodboard with the notes and suggestions of the projects which are work in process. The presence of the old stone portal was resolved by keeping the traces of the old paint, as opposed to the perfection of the bottom of the wall.The old Venetian floorings and the geometric fishbone pattern of the wooden parquet were preserved and enhanced.The furniture arrangement was designed keeping in mind the functional distances and movements in the studio, with a division between the functional and the more operative spaces and the formal  reception rooms.

Image Courtesy © Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

Image Courtesy © Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

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RG House in San Zenone degli Ezzelini, Italy by Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Article source: Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

The project involved the renovation and extension of an attic developed on three levels located in a hilly area. The main objective was to design a new access to the attic, independent from the rest of the large family house built in the ’90s. A new volume porch with a double height was created, fitting to the house containing the entry staircase which from the garden leads to the covered terrace.The interiors see a large living area with a kitchen integrated to the living room, three bedrooms with their bathrooms, composed in a sequence as a sort of promenade, with an organizational and spatial arrangement reminiscent of a raumplan. To increase the sense of spaciousness and brightness of the rooms, the old wooden beams were painted in opaque enamel.  Quality materials have been used as with the ipe’ wood planks for the exterior, the porcelain tiles of various shapes and colours for the bathrooms; some other elements already in place such as the afromosia parquet and the Asiago stone were instead given new shine.

Image Courtesy © Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

Image Courtesy © Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

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House in countryside type C in Capannori, Italy by Archilea architecture Renato Pucci architetto with arch. Giovanni Carignani

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Article source: Archilea architecture Renato Pucci architetto

Inspired by the local vernacular architecture, House in countryside type C is one of four sustainable houses designed by Renato Pucci from Archilea architecture studio and the local architect Giovanni Carignani for the town of Capannori, in the landscape of Toscana (Italy).

The goal was to design a modern and efficient house surrounded by a big garden, near the Visona creek for a single family.

The dwelling takes advantage of its peaceful and isolated location to allow the programs to maximize natural light and the view of the landscape.

Image Courtesy © Archilea architecture Renato Pucci architetto with arch. Giovanni Carignani

Image Courtesy © Archilea architecture Renato Pucci architetto with arch. Giovanni Carignani

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RM HOUSE in Romano d’Ezzelino, Italy by Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Article source: Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

The main aspect the attention of this project was focused upon, was the pursuit of  the characterization of the living area, which was rethought according to the “coating” of the existing central pillar. The identification of the new “appearance,” has made it possible to determine and distinguish two specific living areas and to create at the same time a new volume / container which services the TV area. New recessed light fixtures and “blades” of indirect light, consisting of hidden LED strips have been installed. New flooring made of knotty oak has also made it possible to level out the spaces which were previously fragmented by continuous visual discontinuities, determined by the different floor surfaces. All the service areas have been modernized thanks to the use of new materials and surfaces, such as the use of large slabs of porcelain stoneware and coloured enamels.

Image Courtesy © Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

Image Courtesy © Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin

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Tre.3 in Legnago, Italy by Studio Athesis

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: Studio Athesis

The building is adjacent to the historic city center of Legnago. The project includes a modern re-interpretation of the sixteenth and seventeenth-century buildings situated in the historic centers of our cities. The new volume fits into the already-existing buildings with such proportions as to mediate between the impressive volumes present in the rear part of the parcel and the relatively-small houses overlooking the perimeter. The main façade overlooking Via G. Martino, is marked by full and empty spaces with three full parts separated by two pillared loggias; the building is volumetrically symmetric with respect to the central axis of the main body. The vertical division is also tripartite according to ancient traditions: rustication on the lower part, plaster in the middle with a window-framed cornice at the top (skyline). In the main body are some embedded, proportioned red balconies that become the adornment of the façade. The building slopes down in the rear, this forming terraces at different levels, providing ample, exposed spaces available to users.

Image Courtesy © Studio Athesis

Image Courtesy © Studio Athesis

  • Architects: Studio Athesis (arch. Damiano Zerman)
  • Project: Tre.3
  • Location: Legnago, Italy
  • Software used: Autocad, 3dsMax + Vray
  • Customer: DMD s.r.l.
  • Architectural Project: Arch. Damiano Zerman
  • Collaborators: Arch. Alessandro Merigo, Arch. Gianpietro Rinaldi
  • Structural project: Ing. Giampiero Marchetti
  • Mechanical system project: Ing. Loris Bisighin
  • Work direction: Ing. Davide Osanni
  • Contractor: Osanni S.a.s.
  • Progress: Under costruction

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Casa Manzoni Restoration And Museum Design in Milano, Italy by aMDL studio

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: aMDL studio 

Alessandro Manzoni lived in numerous houses, but the only one that can be considered really his is the mansion in Via Morone in Milan, where the writer lived from 1814 up till his death. The building, which had been badly altered in the course of time, has now been restored in such a way as to re-establish the warm and domestic atmosphere in which Manzoni’s literary output was produced.

Main Front, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

Main Front, Image Courtesy © Mario Carrieri

 

  • Architects: aMDL studio (Michele De Lucchi Srl – Michele De Lucchi)
  • Project: Casa Manzoni Restoration And Museum Design
  • Location: Milano, Italy
  • Photography: Mario Carrieri
  • Client: Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Project Team: Alberto Bianchi (project director), Simona Agabio, Federica Iula
  • Consultants: Ediltecno Restauri (building contractor); Gasparoli (restoration); Enrico Colombo spa (installations); Sp_Systema (set builder and graphic production); Rossi Restauri (artwork’s restoration); Open Care (historical furnishings’ restoration); Erco spa (lighting); Riva 1920, Paolo Castelli spa (furnishings)
  • Area: 1.326 m2
  • Chronology: 2014-2015 (design); 2015 (completion)

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