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The [B] Zone | 1882 Concept Store in Arzignano, Italy by [A+M]2 Architects

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Article source: [A+M]2 Architects 

The former Pellizzari’s pumps factory was still as it was during the production, before it was left abandoned. The site – the [B] zone – showed the ravages of time and the sequence of layers that have been added time after time.

The project, then, comes from the industrial nature and the peculiar materials of the site – concrete and steel – and aims to preserve all the distinctive features of the building. One more layer only has been added: the exterior platform in black concrete.

Image Courtesy © Davide Pretto

  • Architects: [A+M]2 Architects
  • Project: The [B] Zone | 1882 Concept Store
  • Location: Via Alberti, 13 – 36071 Arzignano [VI] – Italy
  • Photography: Davide Pretto
  • Lead Architects: PhD Arch. Marcello Galiotto, Arch. Alessandra Rampazzo
  • Collaborators: Arch. Mario Azzarello, Arch. Nicolò Conte, Andrea Roverato
  • Graphic: EY STUDIO
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 1.200 m2
  • Completion Year: 2016

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Giuseppe Garibaldi Memorial in Caprera (Olbia-Tempio), Italy by PIETRO CARLO PELLEGRINI ARCHITETTO

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Article source: PIETRO CARLO PELLEGRINI ARCHITETTO

Promoted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers for of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, “Sites of Memory” was a project aimed at rehabilitating several historically significant sites across the peninsula and making them again part of a tangible collective memory. The rehabilitation of the nineteenth century Arbuticci Fort in Caprera, up to the Second World War the headquarters of the military operational defence base of the Italian Navy, was one of such plans. The restoration and preservation design of a site on the island where Garibaldi spent the last years of his life was developed as a dialogue between a contemporary approach and the context’s historical and architectural tradition.

Image Courtesy © PIETRO CARLO PELLEGRINI ARCHITETTO

  • Architects: PIETRO CARLO PELLEGRINI ARCHITETTO
  • Project: Giuseppe Garibaldi Memorial
  • Location: Arbuticci fort, Caprera (Olbia-Tempio), Italy
  • Client: Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri. Unità Tecnica di Missione per il 150° dell’Unità d’Itali
  • Architectural design, restoration, setting: Pietro Carlo Pellegrini
  • Collaborators: Carlo Bertolini, Alessio Fiorini, Sirio Lazzari, Sheila Lazzerini, Margherita Pecori, Dario Arnone, Stefania Iurilli
  • Structure and plant: Aice Consulting srl
  • Operative director – Unità Tecnica di Missione per il 150° dell’Unità d’Italia: Nicola Alberto Barone
  • Procedure supervisor – Unità Tecnica di Missione per il 150° dell’Unità d’Italia: Luigi Valerio Sant’Andrea
  • Setting scientific supervisor – Unità Tecnica di Missione per il 150° dell’Unità d’Italia: Anna Villari
  • Multimedia design and realization: N!03 [ennezerotre]

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Microsoft House in Milan, Italy by DEGW

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Article source: DEGW

DEGW has created a mix of “100% made-in-Italy” interior spaces for Microsoft inside Herzog & de Meuron’s iconic building, all designed in accordance with the firm’s corporate values: openness, visibility, flexibility, energy, dynamism and innovation.

DEGW’s project is part of a process Microsoft Italia has been undertaking for years in the name of a “New World of Work”, an approach to the dynamics of work that involves greater staff flexibility in terms of smart working and the use of functional and technologically innovative spaces to maximise cooperation. Well-being and the reconciling of personal and professional requirements are the linchpin around which time management and this new way of working revolve, making flexibility an important means of hitting targets.

Image Courtesy © Microsoft Italia

  • Architects: DEGW
  • Project: Microsoft House
  • Location: Viale Pasubio 17, 20154 Milan
  • Photography: Microsoft Italia
  • Client: Microsoft Italia
  • Design team:

    • Client Leader: Alessandro Adamo – DEGW Italia
    • Senior Architect: Cristiana Boienti – DEGW Italia
  • DEGW: Space planning, interior design, upgrading of plant-engineering, change management
  • FUD Brand Making Factory: Communication Design & Physical Branding
  • Overall area: 8.600 sq.m.
  • Time frame: 2015 – 2017

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EXPO 2015 Estonian pavilion in Milan, Italy by Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid 

Introduction

The title of the Estonian pavilion, “Gallery of _”, symbolises the nature of the entire pavilion and, more broadly, the idea that Estonia is a dynamic and smart small country, with every citizen’s initiative but also every foreign investment, collaboration with international reach and foreign investor affecting how it fares.

Image Courtesy © Filippo Poli

  • Architects: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid
  • Project: EXPO 2015 Estonian pavilion
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Filippo Poli
  • Client: EAS
  • Preliminary design: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ –  Ott Kadarik, Mihkel Tüür, Priit Hamer, Kadri Tamme, Liis Mägi, Tanel Trepp, Kristi Tuurmann
    • Graphic design: Uku-Kristjan Küttis, Kaarel Kala, Alari Orav AKU
  • Recent stages: Kadarik Tüür Arhitektid OÜ –  Ott Kadarik, Mihkel Tüür, Priit Hamer, Kadri Tamme, Liis Mägi
    • Graphic design: Uku-Kristjan Küttis, Kaarel Kala, Alari Orav AKU
  • Construction design: Civen OÜ
  • Builder: Redaelli Costruzioni S.p.A.
  • Structural design: Civen OÜ
  • Gross useable floor space: 1200 m²
  • Start of work: 2013
  • Completion of work: 2015

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Project coverage and functional re-use of the skating rink in Andria, Italy by Arch. Esther Tattoli

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Arch. Esther Tattoli

Andria, Apulian city in expansion, will be equipped in 2017 with a new multi-purpose sportive center, used to practice five different sports: 5 a-side football, handball, volleyball, basketball and figure skating.

The redevelopment project of the old ice rink, facility in a state of decay, was launched in 2013 and has seen an investment by the municipal administration of approximately 650000 euros.

The project of the new ice rink has been entrusted to Esther Tattoli architect, helped by the engineer Michele Masciavè, while the works were awarded to the Euro Costruzioni of Naples.

Image Courtesy © Arch. Esther Tattoli

  • Architects: Arch. Esther Tattoli
  • Project: Project coverage and functional re-use of the skating rink
  • Location: Andria, Italy

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New headquarters of EY in Milan, Italy by DEGW Italia

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: DEGW Italia 

EY is opening its new headquarters right in the heart of the old city centre of Milan, the first workplace of the future in Italy: a totally green, LEED-certified building with revolutionised spaces, cutting-edge technology and an innovative vision of how to work, designed by DEGW.

The new headquarters of EY, located right in the heart of old Milan city centre, has opened its doors as a totally green, renovated organism featuring revolutionised spaces, cutting-edge technology and an innovative vision of work. The project, by DEGW, Lombardini22 brand, has done so by redeveloping an entire block, “welding together” totally different structures built at different periods in time that seemed to be unsuitable for either the latest work methods or an innovative company like EY. The real challenge the project faced was to incorporate all the most highly developed modern-day work processes within the constraints imposed by history, turning every restriction into a fresh opportunity to enhance the space itself.

Image Courtesy © Dario Tettamanzi

  • Architects: DEGW Italia
  • Project: New headquarters of EY
  • Location: via Meravigli, 12/14, 20123 Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Dario Tettamanzi
  • Tenant: EY
  • Developer: Antirion SGR S.p.A. Fondo Global Comparto Core
  • Advisor: Colliers International S.p.A
  • Project Manager: IRE S.p.A.
  • LEED Consultant: R2M Solutions
  • EY Project Leader: Stefano Massimo Riva
  • Antirion Project Leader: Vincenzo Scerbo

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Technological Park in Rome, Italy by Archimeccanica

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: Archimeccanica

The project of the Technological Park, connected with the National Deposit for nuclear waste, is born from the idea to transform the host territory into a highly attractive area with a great technological significance, characterized by a high-quality architecture and city planning. The intervention is planned to integrate itself into the existing context of the ecosystem and the landscape, and to contribute to the requalification and the socio-economic development of the territory. The district of the park (an area of 40 hectares) is characterized by two main systems: the system of the constructed (primary and secondary urbanisation, constructed volumes, buildings, practicability, parking lots, open areas, paths, squares, power station to produce biogas) and the system of the open spaces (ecosystem of agricultural matrix, energetic plantations, tree-lined rows and basin for phytopurification). The two systems are in a dialogue with each other and integrate themselves both from a schematic and formal and a functional point of view. The composite model based on a circular form is applied in diverse scales: it refers both to the individual building and to the entire establishment. The circumference represents the permeable limit that allows the Technological Park to interact with the surroundings, through exchanges of energy and matter, like a cellular membrane. The cycle of water, energy and waste are fundamental references for developing the relation between park and surrounding territory and for developing its design within the space.

Image Courtesy © Archimeccanica

  • Architects: Archimeccanica
  • Project: Technological Park
  • Location: Rome, Italy

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House of Memory in Milan, Italy by baukuh

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: baukuh

The relationship between memory and the House of Memory is not one of simple translation. Contemporary Milan does not possess a fixed, entirely shared memory that is ready to be carved in stone. Rather than considering the House of Memory as an expression of a shared memory, it would be better to consider it as a tool for discussing the different elements that coexist within the collective memory of the city.

Image Courtesy © S Graziani

  • Architects: baukuh
  • Project: House of Memory
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: S Graziani

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UniCredit Pavilion in Milano, Italy by architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl 

UniCredit has erected a multipurpose building to house the bank’s general meetings, but also exhibitions and cultural events open to the Milan public. It occupies a privileged position against the background of Porta Nuova, beneath the mirror-glazed tower and in a dialogue with the Porta Nuova public gardens. UniCredit Pavilion has no foundations, being constructed on a reinforced concrete podium above the parking facility. Its soft profile is inspired by the shape of a seed, and its materials are natural. A vertically ribbed cage with lamellar larch beams contains a glazed space and supports a rounded, solar panelled roof. The structure opens on the outside through two large wings, equipped with monitors for events open to the general public. Situated on the ground floor is a multipurpose auditorium adaptable to diverse configurations and with seating for 700. An overhead walkway runs along the outer edge of the building and can be used for temporary art exhibitions. On the first floor is a nursery for 50 toddlers, whilst the top level is occupied by a lounge for customer reception and corporate events.

Image Courtesy © Tom Vack

  • Architects: architetto Michele De Lucchi Srl
  • Project: UniCredit Pavilion
  • Location: Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano, Italy
  • Photography: Tom Vack
  • Client: UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions Scpa
  • Project Team: Nicholas Bewick (project director), Francesco Garofoli, Vittorio Romano; Giorgio Traverso; Marcello Biffi, Matteo Di Ciommo, Francesco Faccin
  • Consultants: Hines Italia Srl (project management); MSC Associati Srl (structural framework); Ariatta Ingegneria dei sistemi Srl (technical installations); Eurodesign Sas di Adriano Crotti (Façade design); GTP Srl (security and fire protection project); Gruppo C14 Srl (lighting design); Studio di ingegneria acustica Marcello Brugola (acoustic and AV design); Zintek srl (roof); Wood Beton (strctures in laminated wood); Erco (lighting)
  • Area: 3.300 m2
  • Chronology: 2013-2014 (design); 2015 (completion)
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Caffè- Restaurant Finisterrae in Florence, Italy by Mimesi62 Architetti Associati

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Article source: Mimesi62 Architetti Associati

The expansion of Finisterrae was an opportunity to add a significant stage in the imaginary journey already offered by the current restaurant: Malaga, Tangier, Marseille, Thessaloniki, Naples donating to Florence a stylish tribute to italian style and art.

Image Courtesy © Morphosis Architects

  • Architects: Mimesi62 Architetti Associati (Arch. Domenico Pagnano, Arch. Antonella Maggini, Arch. Giuseppe Giusto)
  • Project: Caffè- Restaurant Finisterrae in Florence
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Coworkers: Arch. L. Liverani, R. Sani
  • Structural designer: Ing. M. Moschini
  • Surface and/or Volume: 374mq and 108mq green court
  • Year project: 2011
  • Year of completion: 2012

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