Posts Tagged ‘Italy’
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
Article source: Giovanni Vaccarini architects
A cemetery is a place of collective memory. Walking in these places re-dimensions the scope of our efforts in relation to the passing of time.
It is difficult to find a \”pattern\” in the expansions of the last decades. This probably reflects the uncertainty and cultural disconnection experienced during the era of mass industrialization.
Image Courtesy © Alessandro Ciampi
- Architects: Giovanni Vaccarini architects
- Project: New Silvi Cemetery
- Location: Silvi, Italy
- Photography: Alessandro Ciampi
- Client: Local Council of Silvi (Te)
- Grantee and performer: Consorzio Progetti & Finanza
- Staff: Cosimino Casterini, Attilio Mauri
- Structures: Pietro Taraschi
- Chronology: project: 2007
- Realization: 2008 -2009
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
Article source: architetto Michele De Lucchi S.r.l.
The eighteenth century villa owned by the Sclopis family, in Salerano Canavese, was used after World War 2 as an orphange, and later as a higher educational institute. The brief was to convert the complex into an assisted residence for terminal cancer and Alzheimer patients. The project restored the family villa and substituted the adjacent reinforced concrete volume with a new, steel-framed structure to accommodate a hospice. Internal floor heights were adapted to those of the older building, so as to eliminate differences of level and facilitate horizontal circulation. A centrally located stretcher-bearing lift integrates the vertical communications to provide quick service to all rooms. The complex was equipped with new heating, plumbing and electrical systems and medical gas supplies. The service units were re-allocated to the ground floor, the communal areas to the first, and the guest rooms to the upper levels. Wooden brise-soleils screen the glazed fronts of the hospice to soften light entering the rooms and to mitigate the impact of the new construction on the surrounding period architecture. The brise-soleil system is extended to the copper cladding of a neighbouring pavilion, internally reorganised to house the Alzheimer patients’ day centre.
Image Courtesy © Gabriele Basilico
- Architects: architetto Michele De Lucchi S.r.l.
- Project: Hospice Villa Sclopis
- Location: Salerano, Torino, Italy
- Photography: Gabriele Basilico
- Client: Associazione Casainsieme
- Project Team: Angelo Micheli (project leader), Paolo Fromage, Fabiola Minas, Claudio Venerucci, Silvia Suardi
- Consultants: Triolet Costruzioni S.r.l, Ecogas Energia, S.A.L.F S.r.l (building contractors); arch. Antonio Perazzi (landscaping project); arch. Giovanna Codato (direction of work); Studio Sola (structural framework); Campeggi, De Padova, Produzione Privata, Artemide (furniture)
- Area: 1.266 m2
- Chronology: 2000-2007 design; 2007 completion
Friday, January 20th, 2017
Article source: Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto
Pietro Carlo Pellegrini founded his company in 1985 in Lucca, since then, his works have the aim of blending modernity with sensitivity towards the existing context.
The project that we are going to show you concerns the recovery of the Riccione Ex-Furnace, located in northeastern of Italy, in Emilia-Romagna, in the province of Rimini.
Image Courtesy © Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto
- Architects: Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto
- Project: Recovery of the Ex-Furnace Riccione for the realization of a secondary school, a multipurpose theater and an office building
- Location: Riccione, Rimini, Italy
- Client: Municipality of Riccione
- Contractors: UNIECO soc. Coop
- Costs: € 11.320.000,00 (included the unbuilt theatre)
- Superficie costruita: mq. 3.400
- Period: 2010 – 2014
Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Article source: Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin
A detached house built on three levels and situated in a small rural village, in an agricultural context consisting of land planted with corn. The entrance opens directly onto the living area, through sliding windows overlooking the double height porch. The outdoor paving continues even inside the house, to emphasize the close relationship with the surrounding countryside. The project is based on the strong contrast between the outside of the house, more rustic and tied to local building traditions, and the interior, more contemporary, with smooth spaces arranged in succession, without interruption.
Image Courtesy © Studio di Architettura Claude Petarlin
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Article source: Cimini Architettura
A highway to sheep and shepherds. The cattle tracks were routes that annually herds traveling to move from the sea to the mountains and go back.
The pavilion of transhumance is located close to the “tratturo del re” , a green path linking the Apulian plains to the mountains of Abruzzo in central Italy.
Image Courtesy © Cimini Architettura
- Architects: Cimini Architettura
- Project: The pavilion of transhumance
- Location: Frisa, Italy
- Photography: Sergio Camplone
- Client: Comune di Frisa
- Project and Director of Works: Remo Cimini
- Concept design: Andrea Jasci Cimini
- Consultant: Antonio Damiani
- Structures: Alfredo Zulli, Vincenzo Santilli
- Geologist: Alessio Carulli
- Manufacturer of concrete structures: E.C.F. Srl
- Manufacturer of wood structures and finishes: EdilegnoPellegrini Srl
- Technician Responsible for the Manufacturer: Gianluca Buzzelli
- Gross floor area: 145 m2
- Design phase: 2012
- Construction phase: 2015
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Article source: LPA
A garden, a lounge area corner, a tree, a chimney, windows facing onto an interior space that looks like an external one with branches that climb toward the ceiling, a comfortable and cozy place which looks like a nest.
There is not one style that can define it, it is not industrial, not radical chic, neither a trattoria, it does not follow trends, it is just like itself.
Image Courtesy © Arch. Daniela Barlotti
- Architects: LPA (Arch. Daniela Barlotti)
- Project: Il Nido – Gusto e Miscele
- Location: Roma, Italy
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Article source: cristiana vannini | arc
An historical edifice, abandoned and in a degrading state, an urban neighborhood to be redeveloped, a historical context rich in architectural and cultural emergencies, a complex system of traditions and culture, an agricultural and entrepreneurial reality.
Image Courtesy © cristiana vannini | arc
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Article source: GLF_ARCTCT – Architecture & Design Studio
Within a body of the building in which stood a kindergarten and other small productive activities there is Zettel Club, former club / restaurant now converted into a discotheque and a space adaptable to host a variety of events.
The industrial archeology of the place has inspired the work of restructuring and restyling pursued with one goal, to create a contemporary elegance space while preserving the industrial look of the site.
Image Courtesy © Riccardo Delfanti
- Architects: GLF_ARCTCT – Architecture & Design Studio
- Project: Zettel Club
- Location: Alessandria, Italy
- Photography: Riccardo Delfanti
- Software used: Vectorworks
- Owner: Gian Luca Frigerio Architect
- Area: 350 sqm
- Construction: May/September 2016
Thursday, January 12th, 2017
Article source: Studio Albori
The project originates from the stunning view offered by the site and the particular generosity of its exposition to the sun. The house is situated at 1750 metres above sea level, in Valle d’Aosta, behind the small village of Vens, facing an arc of mountains stretching from Monte Emilius to the massif of Gran Paradiso and Grivola. The wooden frame which constitutes the weight-bearing structure is visible on the south façade – which all the internal rooms look onto – consisting in the main of windows and is open to the sun and the landscape, while it is completed with a wooden casing with robust isolation on the other sides. Solar energy is used here in three different ways: direct accumulation through the windows on the south façade, stored and released slowly by the mineral salts contained in the PCM (Phase Change Material) panes which complete the façade, transformed into electricity by the photovoltaic panels placed on the roof. The only other source of energy used by the house is the wood for the cooking stove, situated on the ground floor. The wood used in the structure and on the façades is local larch, which is untreated and unpainted.
Most of the house furniture was constructed by us with scrap materials.
Image Courtesy © Studio Albori
- Architects: Studio Albori
- Project: Solar house
- Location: Vens Valle D’aosta, Italy
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
- 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