Posts Tagged ‘Italy’
Friday, March 11th, 2016
Article source: Studio Macola
The project is part of a plan to revitalise a former industrial site, “the Conterie” ( small beads), on the island of Murano. Also known as the island of glass, Murano forms part of the Venetian lagoon. The Conterie were a two-hectare-wide industrial complex located in the heart of Murano. Brought into being between the end of the 18th century and the first half of 19th century, the Conterie’s zenith dates to the second half of the 19th century, when the complex achieved its maximum industrial output. Decline, on the other hand, kicked in in the 1970s, and the factory was finally closed down in 1993. Two years later the complex was acquired by the Municipality of Venice. This decision was taken because the former industrial site was deemed to offer significant urban development opportunities on account of its extent, location and the variety of building which makes it up. Many of the latter, it must be added, were in a particularly poor state of conservation.
Image Courtesy © M. Zanta
- Architects: Studio Macola
- Project: The Conterie
- Location: Murano, Venezia, Italy
- Photography: M. Zanta
- Client: Comune di Venezia – Insula S.p.a.
- Project manager: M. Negro – Insula S.p.a.
- Structural engineer: L. Rota with G. Di Mento
- Mechanical engineer: R. Bonacina
- Electrical engineer: D. Colpo
- Covering and roofing in titanium zinc: Zintek Srl
- Project Year: 1999-2015
Thursday, March 10th, 2016
Article source: noa* (network of architecture)
noa* (network of architecture) completes a traditional urban residential house and adds a contemporary volume, which grows into the vineyards of Gries.
“…the material penetration of the old and the new create a field of confrontation of the generations – an untamed urge for transformation…”
Image Courtesy © noa* (network of architecture)
Friday, March 4th, 2016
Article source: v2com
The poet Gabriele D’Annunzio starts off with these words the poem ‘Sa Spendula’, in 1882, dedicated to the local waterfall, defining with few telling lines the peculiarity of the landscape around Villacidro: the city is located on the mouth of a valley, between the mountains. The urban fabric of the city, in particular in its historic part, developed itself in direct relation with the landscape morphology, defining building clusters clung to the rocks, one on top of the other, terraced squares and gardens, narrow streets and steep stairs.
General view, Image Courtesy © 3TI PROGETTI + 3TI_LAB
- Architects: 3TI PROGETTI
- Project: New Civic Centre
- Location: Villacidro, Italy
Friday, March 4th, 2016
Architects: Enzo Eusebiarchitects–Nothing Studio
The firm Nothing Studio signs the Opificio Salpi, a cutting-edge project characterized by high quality standards and a strong sensitivity towards nature, both values are at the foundation of Enzo Eusebi’s design philosophy.
Image Courtesy © Enzo Eusebiarchitects–Nothing Studio
Friday, March 4th, 2016
Article source: Massimo Magaldi
The project is part of the conversion to 5 star luxury hotel of some floors of historic buildings of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II monument and North side Porches of Piazza Del Duomo in Milan. The design of the “Suite 11” has focused on the reduction of the internal partitions and the use of simple and clear geometries. The tactile surfaces (such as wood and rough ceramic) and warm colors create an intimate and domestic space, while the mirror surfaces and the transparent sliding doors amplify the volumes and let the sights play. No luxuries and no glitters, but soft and warm lights and design furniture reduced to the essential, provides a reinterpratation of a typical milanese approach to design. This strategy was thougtht as the best way to get the spirituality of the place and the cathedral inside the suite, inspiring a sense of belonging and inner peace in the guest.
Image Courtesy © Umberto Armiraglio
- Architects: Massimo Magaldi
- Project: Town House Duomo 21 – Suite 11
- Location: Piazza Duomo 21, 20121, Milan, Italy
- Photography: Umberto Armiraglio
- Software used: Autocad LT 2012
- Client: Seven Stars Galleria Italia Srl
- Service: interior design, lighting design
- Project: 2014
- Construction: 2015
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Article source: Babau Bureau
Restoration and extension of a house and creation of two residential units.
The project aims to demonstrate the attitude of a mediterranean composition to fit in an alpine landscape. The composition is based on the hut archetypal shape and some subtractions organize different types of space: the entrance, a porch, a terrace.
Image Courtesy © Filippo La Duca
- Architects: Babau Bureau
- Project: House 261
- Location: Belluno, Italy
- Photography: Filippo La Duca
- Volume: 1106 mc
- Area: 223 sqm
- Years: 2012 – 2015
Saturday, February 27th, 2016
Article source: atelier qbe3
Listening, watching, covering, renewing, experimenting: these are the main topics in the restructuring of this small apartment in Borgo San Dalmazzo (CN), Italy.
Image Courtesy © Centrophoto.com
- Architects: atelier qbe3
- Project: Reborn
- Location: Borgo San Dalmazzo (CN), Piemonte, Italy
- Photography: Centrophoto.com
- Team: Francesco Badoero, Stefano William Costa, Valentina Garis
- Lighting Project: Dario Defilippi, Guido Casella
- Total Area: 23 m2
- Year: 2014
Friday, February 26th, 2016
Article source: Gianluca milesi architecture
A bridge is built to connect two points and to remove an obstacle.
The “Bussa” is the bridge connecting two parts of the city of Milan separated by a high speed road, a train line and tall buildings. but is closed do the public and in state of neglect and decay.
But a bridge is a connection, so we thought the our project should emphasize this idea of connection.
We thought to a structural “Net” as the physical and symbolic imagine of the project.
Image Courtesy © Gianluca milesi architecture
Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Article source: arch. Gianmatteo Romegialli
The project is situated in the italian Alps in the outskirts of the city of Sondrio, in between the Mallero torrent and areas of industrial warehouses.
The area, apart from Mallero to the south-east, does not have any important presence that could direct the overall urban planning of the area.
Image Courtesy © marcello mariana
- Architects: arch. Gianmatteo Romegialli
- Project: MALLERO HOUSING
- Location: Sondrio, Italy
- Photography: marcello mariana
- Design team: arch. Gianmatteo Romegialli with arch.Claudia Bigi, arch.Fabio della Torre, arch. Fernando Grattirola
- Structures: ing. Paolo Moncecchi
- Installations: Studio Giarba
- Completion of work: 2013
- Software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup, Photoshop
Saturday, February 20th, 2016
Article source: Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners
The operation calls for the urban renewal of the area and its conversion for residential use. The total reconfiguration of the volumes of the area has been made possible by the autonomous character of the construction, which is now an isolated building inside an enclosed garden, with walls along the street, and bordered by a transparent enclosure toward the greenery, permitting the residents to perceive it as a single green zone continuous with the Solari Park.
Image Courtesy © Amendolagine Barracchia