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Energetic Energies for Panasonic in Milano, Italy by Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Article source: Akihisa Hirata Architecture Office

Environmental protection and the idea of a new dialogue between nature and the city are central themes in the work of the versatile young Japanese architect Akihisa Hirata. This is his introduction to Energetic Energies, the installation that Panasonic will present at the upcoming Salone del Mobile.

Image Courtesy © Santi Caleca


Pedrali Mirror Stand in Fiera Milan, Italy by Migliore+Servetto Architects

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Article source: Migliore+Servetto Architects

The project designed by Migliore+Servetto Architects for the Milan Design Week is a meeting plaza where you can walk among products and novelties 2013. Along the sides of this “promenade”, portions of paving arise as an origami paper, folding up in unusual angles, whilst the mirrored surfaces give to the space a new dimension. The deep yellow choice for the outer flooring surface helps to create a greater sense of contrast between inside and outside, designing a sort of chromatic perimeter. On the background a high bookcase hosts an installation as a narration of some specific products and lights together with a multimedia video communication.

Image Courtesy © Chiara Berselli 

  • Architects: Migliore+Servetto Architects
  • Project: “Pedrali Mirror”Stand | Salone del Mobile 2013
  • Location: Fiera Milano, Rho, Italy
  • Photography: Chiara Berselli
  • Client: Pedrali
  • Design by: Ico Migliore and Mara Servetto – Migliore+Servetto Architects
  • Date: Milan Design Week, April 2013

CityLife Skyscraper in Milan, Italy by Andrea Maffei + Arata Isozaki

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Article source: Andrea Maffei + Arata Isozaki

Milan is the city that best represents the international face of Italy, comparable to London, Frankfurt, Paris. Unlike many historical Italian cities, Milan is more related to its development in the nineteenth and twentieth century, to be more precise after the industrial revolution. In this sense, design in Milan is compared with the more contemporary face of Italy, made up of factories, subways, concrete and steel and not so much of particular historical preseces. Witness is the fact that the Futurist movement has developed mainly in Milan, a movement created to respond to the issues of the contemporary city. It was not a particularly important relationship with the large existing masterpieces, but rather a reflection on the themes of the contemporary city.

Image courtesy Andrea Maffei + Arata Isozaki

  • Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects & Arata Isozaki & Associates
  • Project: CityLife Skyscraper
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Competition: 2003
  • Architecture: Andrea Maffei Architects (Milan), Arata Isozaki & Associates  (Tokyo)
  • Design: 2004-2010
  • Construction: 2011-2014
  • Program: office tower
  • Gross floor surface: 92.907 square meters
  • Total height: 202 meters
  • Materials: reinforced concrete, steel, glass
  • Client: CityLife s.r.l., Milan
  • Coordination: Pietro Bertozzi, Takeshi Miura
  • Collaborators: Adolfo Berardozzi, Chiara Zandri, Alessandra De Stefani, Vincenzo Carapellese, Francesca Chezzi, Roberto Berbati, Hidenari Arai, Carlotta Maranesi, Higaki Seisuke, Atsuko Suzuki

Dolcimanie – Coffee Shop & Pastry in Pontedera, Italy by Studiounodesign

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Article source: Studiounodesign

A new and even more effective framework is created in the recent restyling of the Dolcimanie Bar & Pastry Shop. Here the classic decor is pushed towards a contemporary infuence, putting the artistic value first and a natural beauty by means of precise variations of tonality.

Image Courtesy © Simone H. Rocchi 

Scalo13 – Bar&Restaurant in Pontedera, Italy by Studiounodesign

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Article source: Studiounodesign

Scalo 13 is a new bar & restaurant set inside a building that was designed to be used as a Directional Centre. Dating back to 1913, this area was once a massive hangar for the storage of airships (or dirigible blimps) whose purpose was to patrol the coastal areas of the Tyrrhenian and Ligurian Seas. A classical time period theme was the concept recommended for the development of the project design and decoration of the establishment.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Luchini 

  • Architects: Studiounodesign
  • Project: Scalo13 – Bar & Restaurant
  • Location: Pontedera, Italy
  • Photography: Andrea Luchini

New Headquarters of the Province in Bergamo, Italy by Andrea Maffei Architects

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Article source: Andrea Maffei Architects

In recent years, the attractive opportunities offered to the city by the famous Bergamo Scienza initiative brought two speakers – W.J. Mitchell and L.E. Robertson – who expressed radically different views on the theme of the skyscrapers. Mitchell considers them obsolete, replaced by computerized progress, Robertson even consider them antidotes to land consumption, pollution and many other problems of the city.

Image courtesy Andrea Maffei Architects 

  • Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: New Headquarters of the Province of Bergamo
  • Location: Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy
  • Program: New headquarter of Provincia Bergamo
  • Client: Provincia of Bergamo
  • Competition: April 2009
  • R.U.P.: arch. Giuseppe Epinati
  • Design team: Arata Isozaki & Associates
  • Local architect: arch. Attilio Gobbi, Bergamo
  • Security: Favero & Milan Ingegneria spa
  • Structure: Favero & Milan Ingegneria spa
  • Plants: ing. Manuele Petranelli, Spring, Firenze
  • Landscape design: Catherine Mosbach, Alessandro Rocca
  • Traffic consultant: Bruno Gritti
  • Site area: 6041 mq.
  • Gross floor area above ground: 16.239,68 mq.
  • Gross floor area underground: 12.303,34 mq.
  • Maximum height: 47.3 m

Facing Saint Peter in Rome, Italy by arch. Angelo Luigi Tartaglia

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Article source: arch. Angelo Luigi Tartaglia

Rome – Beyond the glass is Rome, the songs and postcards. There is the atmosphere and the irresistible charm of the capital, is its urban rhythm and then there are the buildings. The context of the setting of this house is the Umbertine quarter of Prati, near the Vatican. The setting planimetric is stiff, typical of the dwellings in this area: entrance, corridor, culminating at the end of the kitchen and the bedroom. In one of these buildings Colavita family lives, better known, especially in the United States, such as “lords of the oil.” “We are a mature couple” – said with a slight smile the owner – and both me and my husband wanted to end up in a home intimate and reassuring that it was neither too much nor too contemporary classic.

View of the living area : Image Courtesy © Gianni Franchellucci 

  • Architects: arch. Angelo Luigi Tartaglia
  • Project: Facing Saint Peter in Rome
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Photography: Gianni Franchellucci
  • Software used: AutoCAD and PhotoShop

Casa N/S in Bergamo, Italy by dep studio – architettura e design

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Article source: dep studio – architettura e design

Casa N/S lies in the immediate vicinity of the old town of a village in the province of Bergamo. The plot is located in an area characterized by buildings without any great architectonic value, something that has made the architects decide to distinguish the building from its surroundings. The customer’s desire to build a home to leave to his children in the future has led to the realization of a building with two identical and independent units that share a number of facilities, as the tavern, the cellars, the garage and the garden.

Image Courtesy dep studio – architettura e design 

Intervention by Spot-Projects: Urban Acupuncture as a Public Space Regeneration Strategy in Florence, Italy by studiostudio architettiurbanisti

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Article source: studiostudio architettiurbanisti

Public space regeneration through the “Pedibus” micro-projects in the Oltrarno quarter, Florence

The Oltrarno is a historic district south of the River Arno in Florence with a number of intrinsic characteristics that makes it one of the most problematic areas of the city.

The morphological situation is complex and varied: the historic city center is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site while the pedestrian areas must coexist with congested traffic roads. Moreover the dynamic participation of local citizens in spontaneous committees and the richness of social life (locals, immigrants, tourists) envision the possibility to test here a pioneering project for the regeneration and re-appropriation of public space.

Image Courtesy © Bruno Pelucca 

  • Architects: studiostudio architettiurbanisti
  • Project: Intervention by Spot-Projects: Urban Acupuncture as a Public Space Regeneration Strategy
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Photography: Bruno Pelucca, Carolina Capitanio, Giacomo Feri
  • Pedibus Master Plan planning design: studiostudio architettiurbanisti, Florence / Beijing
  • Pilot project MUI #12 architecture design: studiostudio architettiurbanisti, Florence / Beijing
  • Architects: Elisa Palazzo, Bruno Pelucca
  • Client: Municipality of Florence
  • Type of intervention: urban regeneration
  • Area: 96 ha

Right to Energy in Rome, Italy by OBR – Open Building Research

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Article source: OBR – Open Building Research

In a time when it is our duty to investigate alternative non-oil based energy sources, Smart Grid represents the most sustainable model in environmental, energetic and economic terms. The nodes in the energy grid will be the power stations of the future: intermodal and social centers, in which we will be able to exchange energy and data, and interact socially as if we were in a market, or rather in an energy mall. In these energy malls we will switch from “volumetric” vehicles for long-distance travel short-distance movements (electro assisted and automated individual devices that are an extension to one’s body).

Image courtesy OBR – Open Building Research 

  • Architects: OBR – Open Building Research
  • Project: Right to Energy
  • Location: MAXXI, Roma, Italy
  • Design Manager: Andrea Debilio
  • Project Manager: Michele Renzini
  • Collaborators: Viola Bentivogli, Andrea Casetto, Dario Cavallaro, Benedetta Conte, Maria Lezhnina, Elisa Siffredi, Izabela Sobieraj
  • Consultants: Articolture, Artiva, Bartolomeo Mongiardino, Buro Happold, Liraatvisuals, Microb & Co, Visual Lab
  • Design Year: 2013
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