Posts Tagged ‘Italy’
Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Article source: Storm Studio Architecture
A villa sited in the Tuscany countryside which is respondent to the requests of a young couple.
The shape of the project solves the great height difference from the street level to the garden, using a series of embankments at various levels which mixed stone and grass. The metallic roof (an oxidized copper roof) has its own life and its purpose is to lighten the structure of the ground floor.
Image Courtesy © Storm Studio Architecture
- Architects: Storm Studio Architecture
- Project: Contemporary Villa in Tuscany
- Location: Tuscany, Italy
- Software used: AutoCad, Rhinoceros 3D, Maxwell Render, Photoshop
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Article source: Studio zero85
The building, situated on the top of a hill, responds to a dual function: artist’s studio and home for the family. Observing the territory, with the presence of the houses of clay and their chromatic relationship with its surroundings, suggest the idea of using the slab in brick. The Tavelle (hollow tiles), once divided, were applied both on the facades that on the cover as a coating choosing the inner part of them, resulting in a unique solution of the use of this material. The formal purity takes the shape of barns and houses land extensively in the area. The interior space consists of a living unit on two levels of wood (including the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and the library), which divides in two the total volume (study and living). The openings guarantee (the client’s request) a horizontal light in the studio and at the same time frame of the views of particular landscape suggestion.
Image Courtesy © Sergio Camplone
- Architects: Studio zero85
- Project: HOME STUDIO FOR AN ARTIST
- Location: Manoppello –Abruzzo, Italy
- Photography: Sergio Camplone
- Team: Arch. Mirko Giardino, Arch. Mario Michetti, Arch. Giovanna Pizzella
- Gloss Floor Area: mq 260
- Design: 2009
- Completion: 2011
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Article source: ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL
The principles of the eco-village and the smart-city are all contained within this experimental project: green roofs, community manager, walk ability, integration of different urban functions, features and centrality of green space, environmentally friendly materials; indeed, it has been used the cross-laminated timber panels building system, making it the highest building in Europe built with this technology, enough efficient to let a reduction of 50% of the construction time at the same cost of traditional residential buildings. The Cenni district’s buildings are designed in the energy class A (the greatest energy class). The excellent performances, which allow to estimate a reduction of the consumption of the 70-80%, are the result of the construction characteristics of the buildings, of the ecological devices adopted and of the plant and equipment used (heat pumps fed by groundwater ) that allowed combine great economy, an high comfort and above all an elevated social identity of the persons who live there. Inhabitants are happy and proud to live in this district.
Image Courtesy © ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL
Architects: ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL
Project: SOCIAL HOUSING VIA CENNI
Location: MILAN, Italy (more…)
Friday, February 20th, 2015
Article source: andrea rubini architect
Project house#03 is the result of a renovated 80 square meter apartment owned by a newly retired couple in Vigevano.
The house, built in the late ’80s under a project of affordable housing, has minimal spaces and no characteristic features. For this reason, the project includes a search for few higher quality materials and the redefinition of the living room to create a more generous space.
Image Courtesy © andrea rubini architetto
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Article source: melle•metzen architetti
The building built in 1961 is located in the upper part of the country, surrounded by vineyards and orchards on the edge of the woods, on a spur of porphyry and offers panoramic views over the Adige Valley and the town of Lana, as well as on the tops of the group Tessa, Merano, and those of Val d’Ultimo and Passo Palade.
Image Courtesy © melle•metzen architetti
- Architects: melle•metzen architetti
- Project: Between vineyards and woods
- Location: Postal, near Merano South Tyrol
- Software used: Vectorworks
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Article source: Flore & Venezia
ARTEFICI ZONE is Interior design of Artefici Hairstylist showroom site in Ostuni, Br. Italy.
Place plan had a complex shape with pillar in the center and large windows on three sides of the room.
Wooden floors and white walls make a bright and familiar spaces with clear and linear allocation.
Systems of white panels on large windows guarantee a correct light distribution during the day.
Image Courtesy © Flore & Venezia
- Architects: Flore & Venezia
- Project: Artefici Hairstylist showroom
- Location: Ostuni BR, Italy
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Article source: R3Architetti
We have been asked to reconfigure the interior of a three-room apartment of about sixty square meters in Turin to accommodate a new type of home who could also function as Airbnb. The new plan layout emphasizes the three vaults that crown the entire volume of the house: two of them frame the living area and one the bedroom and bathroom area. By cutting the septum that divided the two northern vaults, the living area takes a diagonal orientation that expands the perception of space. This axis scheme is further emphasized by the geometry of the sofa and by the wooden niche that outlines the study area and gives access to the bedroom and bathroom. The kitchen, made with reinforced concrete cast on site and oak doors, divides the dining room from an extra area used as utility and store room. The dialogue between different materials defines the dining area: concrete and wood for the kitchen, exposed concrete for the walls, zinc-coated steel pipes and wooden top for the table. The studio niche leads to the space held within the third vault where the bedroom and the bathroom are: this area is divided by a septum which maintains the space continuum at the ceiling level. On this third vault the original 1905 decoration has been brought back to the surface.
Image Courtesy © Jacopo Gallitto
- Architects: R3Architetti
- Project: 3 VAULTS
- Location: Turin, Italy
- Photography: Jacopo Gallitto
- Year: 2014
- Type: Direct Commission
- Status: Built
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Article source: atelier qbe3
In our city there are places, buildings, views that bring to mind images and memories.
They are “presences” that tell a story, often not known, linked to the dynamics of urban development of a city.
This is the example of the water tower of Fossano (Italy).
A water tank which is an important landmark in the city skyline.
Water has always been an important privilege for a city.
Image Courtesy © atelier qbe3
- Architects: atelier qbe3
- Project: Ripple Effect
- Location: Fossano (CN), Piemonte, Italy
Friday, February 6th, 2015
Article source: Kengo Kuma and Associates
We have covered all walls around the shop with a system of very humble plywood boards mounted through the most simple and basic intersection joint we could imagine.
Image Courtesy © Zeno-Zotti
- Architects: Kengo Kuma and Associates
- Project: Camper Monte Napoleone
- Location: Via Monte Napoleone 6, Milano, Italy
- Photography: Zeno-Zotti
- Design Team: Javier Villar Ruiz, Jaime Fernandez Calvache,
- Lighting : Mario Nanni / Viabizzuno
- Stone flooring :The Other Collection by Verona Stone
- Walls and shelves: Plywood 14 mm
- Floor: Acidified limestone – The Other Collection by Verona Stone
- Central seats and furniture: Hemp fabric
- Project period:
- Design: January 2014 – June 2014
- Construction: August 2014 (2 weeks)
Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Article source: Massimiliano Spadoni, Archem S.r.l, Paolo Mestriner – studioazero, Rintala Eggertsson Architects
The design process has been focused onto architectural qualities that could produce an economical affordable building. In order to produce an architecture that could be part of the local identity and connected to the urban landscape the main idea was to organize a workshop that could use human resources to build the structure and to connect this work with the local community.
Image Courtesy © Fabio Boari
- Architects: Massimiliano Spadoni, Archem S.r.l, Paolo Mestriner – studioazero, Rintala Eggertsson Architects
- Project: Move Lissone
- Location: Lissone, Italy
- Photography: Fabio Boari, Nicolò Galeazzi
- Project leader: Massimiliano Spadoni
- Collaboratorators: Anighoro, Massimo Peronetti, Umberto Pelliccia, Davide Rigamonti,Federico Zarattini, Andrey Egorov, Luca Pocaterra, Giacomo Grazioli, Simone Barth, Michela Brivio, Veronica Cogliati, Elisa De Berti, Gabriele Ipsaro Palesi, Timur Kadyrov, Carolina Lorenzini,Giorgio Mercati, Roberta Meroni, Andrea Negri, Paolo Romeo, Federico Rosti,Eugenio Solci, Alberto Sangiorgio, Stefano Tagliacarne,Danilo Moioli,Ruggero Moioli,Fausto Dassi.
- General managing: Archem S.r.l.,Comune di Lissone
- Design team: Massimiliano Spadoni Architetto, Velia Iride Cesati Architetto,Federica Testori Architetto, Silvia Fusi, Paolo Mestriner, Sami Rintala e Dagur Eggertsson. Archem