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RM Home in Castel San Pietro Terme, Italy by Gian Luca Zoli architect

Friday, April 27th, 2018

Article source: Gian Luca Zoli architect

The family (a couple with a little girl) no longer recognizes itself in the home chosen and furnished a decade ago. The starting point is to give order at all the already existing elements and very different to the stilistic goal the family require but also at the innate but compulsive accumulation trend of the three. A single oak floor becomes the new carpet that overcoats all the ground floor, completely transformed. In the brightness of the light tones of the prevailing finishes, the three major episodes of the dark tones emerge: the kitchen island in gray quartzite; the fireplace and the triangular wardrobe. Both of them are covered in raw black sheets.

Image Courtesy © Guido Garotti

  • Architects: Gian Luca Zoli architect
  • Project: RM Home
  • Location: Castel San Pietro Terme, Italy
  • Photography: Guido Garotti
  • Software used: Autocad

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Gucci Headquarters in Milan, Italy by PIUARCH

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Article source:  PIUARCH

The redevelopment project of the old Caproni factory focuses on enhancing the stylistic features of the 1920s’ architecture and aims to transform this old plant into a large complex for Gucci, holding offices, showrooms and spaces for fashion shows and operations connected with graphics, as well as a canteen and restaurant. Recovery and enhancement of the characteristic shed buildings was the first element of the redevelopment project: set out in a regular pattern across the site and featuring modular structural bays, the abandoned industrial warehouses with exposed-brick facades generate, thanks to their spatial layout, a seamless interaction between the inside and outside. Particular attention was paid to the Hangar recovery, a volume of “exceptional” size, once intended for the final assembly of Caproni aircraft, that is now used to house the fashion shows from 2017. Moreover, the Hangar is enhanced by a large open and covered square connected with the main pedestrian axis facing to via Mecenate. This covered square acts as the core of the pedestrian system that includes a tree-lined square, common gardens, patios and green walls. Inside the regular layout of solid structures and empty spaces, a new six-storey tower closely interacts with the old construction: characterized by a glass façade covered with a regular pattern of sunscreens, the new building breaks down the site’s symmetry and tends to draw together all the different functions.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Martiradonna

  • Architects: PIUARCH
  • Project: Gucci Headquarters
  • Location: Mecenate 87, 20138 Milan – Italy
  • Photography: Andrea Martiradonna
  • Architectural Design: Piuarch (Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini, Monica Tricario)
  • Piuarch Team: Alessandra Bertoli, Silvia Calzetti, Erica Cazzaniga, Davide Fascione, Niccolò Genesio, Gianluca Iannotta, Luca Lazzerotti, Alessandro Leanti, Mauro Mandelli, Alessandro Marchesetti, Gianni Mollo, Carlos Noriega, Enrico Pellegrini, Paola Sarcoli, Salvatore Seggio, Federico Simonetti, Jenny Spagnolatti, Santiago Trujillo, Beatrice Valle, Yun Xiao, Anna Zauli
  • Structural Design: FV progetti
  • M&E Design: Studio Tecnoprogetti

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BRAC Bookstore in Florence, Italy by DEFERRARI+MODESTI

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Article source: DEFERRARI+MODESTI 

The BRAC bookstore and cafe was conceived in May of 2009 and immediately established itself as a central point in Florence for all those with a passion for contemporary art and cuisine. The formula of a ‘library with a kitchen’, a breath of fresh air in the city, combines the passions of the owners Sacha and Melisa: a chef specialized in vegan and vegetarian cuisine with a love for comics and illustration and a bibliophile with an interest for all contemporary art forms (theatre, dance, cinema, photography).

Image Courtesy © Anna Positano

  • Architects: DEFERRARI+MODESTI
  • Project: BRAC Bookstore
  • Location: Via de’ Vagellai 18r, Florence, Italy
  • Photography: Anna Positano
  • Acoustic Consultant: Antonio Lotti
  • Size: 
    • Bookstore/Cafe: 75 Square Meters
    • Courtyard: 65 Square Meters
  • Schedule: 
    • Re-Opening to the public, after the Restyling: July 2016

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Mango Flag Shop Milan in Italy by studio l.a.gusso + Th3 Standard Limited

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Article source: studio l.a.gusso + Th3 Standard Limited

Corso Vittorio Emanuele Milan Italy | May 2015. For EXPO 2015, the largest italian Megastore just opened the doors, along the most important shopping street of Milano. Developed on 3 levels the new Flagship is the fourth store located in the heart of the Capital of italian fashion & design.

Image Courtesy © studio l.a.gusso + Th3 Standard Limited

  • Architects: studio l.a.gusso + Th3 Standard Limited
  • Project: Mango Flag Shop Milan
  • Location: Milan, Italy

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Home Sweet Candy Home in Terranuova Bracciolini, Italy by Rachele Biancalani Studio

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Article source: Rachele Biancalani Studio

This apartment on two levels appeared little suited to the needs of our client, a young emerging writer who lives alone and loves having friends. The living area had infact very limited size: in a few square meters were condensed kitchen, dining room and living room. Instead, there were three large bedrooms unnecessary for our customer. Also finishes, rustic, Tuscan (cooked to the floor, sponged yellow walls, the stone staircase with iron handrail) did not meet the tastes of the young customer that loved contemporary style. Although the budget was not very high, we managed to optimize it by investing in the fundamental changes that could transform the space: we demolished the kitchen’s wall and we used one of the bedrooms to create a large kitchen and a dining room and better organize the big living area. A resin floor has successfully covered the old terracotta tiles and part of the stair. Master bedroom and guest room are both characterized by pink color as the rest of the apartment. White, pink (in all nuances) and chocolate brown reflect the personality and sweetness of Serena!

Image Courtesy © Rachele Biancalani Studio

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Green Hub in Milan, Italy by Park Associati

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Article source: Park Associati

The project was developed after winning the tender by invitation held by Coima for the realization of amenities in the building Diamantino, which is part of the new development of Porta Nuova in Milan.

Image Courtesy © Park Associati

  • Architects: Park Associati
  • Project: Green Hub
  • Location: Milan, Italy

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CASA ECS in Scicli, Italy by giuseppe gurrieri

Monday, April 16th, 2018

Article source: giuseppe gurrieri

Casa ECS, with its special laboratory for artists, rises in Sicily on an area of a high environmentally-friendly allure within the city of Scicli. Thanks to the natural configuration of the territory it is possible to appreciate the gentle slope of the land towards the Mediterranean sea: a series of terraces, retained by dry stone walls, with olive and carob trees growing up on them, fades beyond the horizon.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

  • Architects: giuseppe gurrieri
  • Project: CASA ECS
  • Location: Scicli, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Poli
  • Client: Erica Anna Cavalli
  • Project Coordinator: Arch.Giulia Filetti
  • Collaborators: Arch.Alessandro Bontà, Arch.Fabrizio Camillieri, Arch.Valentina Occhipinti
  • Structures: Ing. Alessandro Infantino, Ing. Giancarlo Dimartino

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House R in Valverde, Italy by 35astudio

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Article source: 35astudio 

Located in the Oltre Po Pavese region, immersed in a hilly landscape full of villages and castles, and in a flourishing nature made of woods and large cultivated areas, Casa D’Agosto, a small village ,part of the Valverde Municipality of 315 inhabitants, is just twenty kilometers from Pavia.

This small (120m²) holiday home of a young Milanese couple was built on a piece of land with a slight slope of about 3000 sq.m.

The house is located exactly on the grounds of an old pre-existing brick barn , demolished to leave room for the new building.

Image Courtesy © Architect Andrea Carmignola and Architect Maddalena Merlo

  • Architects: 35astudio (Andrea Carmignola)
  • Project: House R
  • Location: frazione Ca’ d’Agosto Valverde (Pv), Italy
  • Photography: Architect Andrea Carmignola, Architect Maddalena Merlo
  • Clients: Andrea Riccio, Gaia Clerici
  • Consultants: Polistudio srl, engineer Emilio Panzeri, Alberto Zanotta, Quantity surveyor Luciano Pintossi
  • Constructor: Immobiliare Cardanini s.r.l.
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 120.0 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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House on Etna in Italy by TUTTIARCHITETTI

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Article source: TUTTIARCHITETTI 

In the daytime being caught is the sky, a portion of blue sky that rocks the room. At night, the room looks at the stars. The wooden shingles surround the house, including the “chambre”. Trees crawl the house apart from the room, which protrudes away the trees, releasing the only cloud of sky above it. It happens that the color of the trees, crossing the leaves, tinges of green reflecting the blue of the room. The truth is that we do not know what to make of a piece of wood, to the extent that a piece of wood does not distinguish itself from another, it is unclear to us; only the immobile geometry of our dwelling distinguishes it, it changes it in poetry.

Image Courtesy © Peppe Maisto

  • Architects: TUTTIARCHITETTI
  • Project: House on Etna
  • Location: Etna, Italy
  • Photography: Peppe Maisto
  • Internal Area: mq.120,00
  • Gross Volume: mc.380
  • Work Start: 06/03/2016
  • End of Works: 07/31/2016

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Tofana in Val Badia, Italy by NOA* – NETWORK OF ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Article source: NOA* – NETWORK OF ARCHITECTURE

Concept

In the demolition and reconstruction of the Hotel Tofana in St. Kassian / S. Cassiano in Badia Valley (IT), the surrounding mountain range served as inspiration for the new architecture and interior design. The concept of the new “Explorer’s Home” transfers the athletic spirit of the owner family to the entire building…

Image Courtesy © Alex Filz

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