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Florence Music and Culture Park in Florence, Italy by Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Article source: Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

The project comes from the tender launched in October 2007 for the redevelopment of disused area outside the historic center of Florence, and in particular in the vicinity of the old rail-station Leopolda, and the Royal Park of the “Cascine”. This work is part of those identified by the “Committee of Ministers for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy” for the planning of infrastructure projects aimed at the realization and completion of major works of cultural and scientific interest for the whole country.

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

  • Architects: Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: Florence Music and Culture Park
  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Program: new opera house and concert hall
  • Client: Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Missione per le Celebrazioni dei 150 anni dell’ Unità d’Italia
  • Competition: 2007
  • Design team: Hidenari Arai, Takeshi Miura, Kenji Yatsu, Rawad Choubassi, Simone Utzeri, Filippo Biagi, Atsuko Suzuki, Andrea Maffei Architects / Stefano Tozzi, M+T & Partners
  • Structure: Arup Italia s.r.l.: Maurizio Teora, Giammichele Melis, Ida Coppola, Francesco Uggetti, Michele Mongelli, Riccardo Abello, Amerigo Tognarelli, Enrico Manganelli, Livio Quintavalle, Mario Rossato, Valeria Migliori, Matteo Testini, Floriana Palomba.
  • Mep plants: Arup Italia s.r.l.: Pietro Guarisco, Alice Quinterio, Enrico Zara, Francesco Di Salvo, Katia Bernardi, Nicola Carofano, Sebastiano Genovese, Stefano Colombo.
  • Geotechnic: Arup Italia s.r.l.- Angelo Mussi, Tim Hocombe, Francesco Petrella, Silvia Ferrero
  • Acoustic: Nagata Acoustics, Tokyo, Japan – Yasuhisa Toyota, Satoru Ikeda, Vie en Rose s.r.l. Firenze -Sergio Luzzi
  • Fire consultant: ing. Silvestre Mistretta, Milano
  • General contractor: ATI – Baldassini Tognozzi Pontello Costruzioni Generali S.p.a., Mazzanti S.p.a., Opere Pubbliche e Ambiente S.p.a.
  • Cost: € 80.000.000,00

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Bologna station in Bologna, Italy by Andrea Maffei Architects

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Article source: Andrea Maffei Architects

The conditions of the city all round and the varies infrastructures to be provided has developed the idea of the station as a tentative to string together different urban needs overlapping.The rail line has always divided the city of Bologna in two different parts: on the south the historical centre with monuments and palaces, on the north the industrial districts (so called “Bolognina”) and the Fair designed by Kenzo Tange (1967). The urban layout has followed these differences, regular and rectangular on the north, concentrated and radio centric on the south.

Image Courtesy Andrea Maffei Architects

  • Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: Bologna station
  • Location: Bologna, Italy
  • Program: railway station
  • Client: RFI – Rete Ferroviaria Italiana
  • Competition time schedule: june 2007- june 2008
  • End of construction: tbd
  • Design team: Arata Isozaki & Associates  (Tokyo), M+T & Partners (Florence)
  • Structure: Maurizio Teora (PD), Angelo Mussi (PM), Gabriele Del Mese, Luca Buzzoni, Francesco Uggetti, Giovanni Tecchio, Matteo Codignola, Salvatore Settecasi / Arup Italia s.r.l., Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
  • Mep plants: Pietro Guarisco, Enrico Zara, Alice Quinterio, Nicola Carofano, Alfonso Mastrodicasa / Arup Italia s.r.l., Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
  • Fire security plants: George Faller, Luis Mulinelli / Arup Italia s.r.l., Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
  • Station layout: Leszek Dobrovolsky, Julie-Ann Janko / Arup Italia s.r.l., Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
  • Security program: Barbara Marino/ Arup Italia s.r.l., Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
  • Construction planning: Tom Honnywill / Arup Italia s.r.l., Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd
  • Computer graphic: Miller Hare
  • Floor areas: new station- 92,870 sqm., area “Bovi Campeggi”- 58,102 sqm., area “Ex Ie” – 6,710 sqm., area “ex-OMA” –      10,318 sqm.
  • Materials: concrete, steel, glass

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Villa Y in Azeglio, Italy by Disguincio&Co srl

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: Disguincio&Co srl

The house is defined by three main volumes that contain the private rooms (bathroom, storage, …), while the common spaces are modeled by the relationship between the fluxes of the volumes themselves. Walls and floors, made out of self-supporting steel frames, are exchanging their roles with torsions to generate a dynamic character.

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  • Architects: Disguincio&Co srl
  • Project: Villa Y
  • Location: Azeglio, Italy
  • Year: 2011
  • Typology: private house
  • Client: N/A
  • Floor area: 250 sqm
  • Appendix area: 190 sqm

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Baricentrale Railway Area in Bari, Italy by Studio Fuksas

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Article source: Studio Fuksas

Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas along with Jordi Henrich I Monràs have won the international competition for the design of the railway area “Baricentrale”. The international competition launched by the Municipality of Bari, aimed to promote the transformation of the city, using the reorganization of the railway area which has long acted as a rift that cuts through the city, as the starting point for its transformation. The site of the project stretches over an area of 78 hectares which is divided into 7 segments.

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  • Architects: Studio Fuksas
  • Project: Baricentrale railway area
  • Location: Bari, Italy
  • Period: won competition April 2013
  • Area: 78 hectares
  • Client: Municipality of Bari
  • Partner: Jordi Henrich I Monràs, Arquitecte
  • Team Leaders: Antonio Nardozzi, Kristian Sullivan
  • Project team:  Ludovica Reed, Eloisa Susanna, Ilya Evstigneev, Stefania di Mauro,  Giuseppe Malfona, Nicola Filia, Carlo Caltabiano, Sergi Mateos, Marco Basciu, Sek Lam Chow, Filippo Zampese
  • Model: Nicola Cabiati, Gianluca Brancaleone, Marco Roma, Wenn Cheng Wey, Francesca Tesei
  • Project team Partner: Jaume Artigues, Jordi Romero, Stefano Cortellaro, Isabel Bennasar, Susana Aires Marques, Carmen Boyer, Andreu Marfull, Esther Rodriguez, Aina Santesmasses, Rosa Surinyac, Judith Terés
  • Engineering: Studio Sarti; Manens Tiff
  • Other Competitors: Carlos Ferrater, Metrogramma with Alejandro Zaera Polo, Scape + Lan Architecture and Uaps, Cobe with Iotti+Pavarani, Francesco Cellini with Insula Architettura, Bolles+Wilson, Guillermo Vazquez Consuegra, Allies and Morrison with Arup and Alvisikirimoto, Cruz Ortiz Arquitectos.

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Edifici sul fiume Oglio in Brescia, Italy by dep studio

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Article source: dep studio

The project involved two buildings along the Oglio river separated by a rectangular courtyard. The main building is on three storeys above ground and one below, the other on two storeys above ground. Right from the start, the aim of the restoration was to simplify the appearance of a building that had undergone a series of rather haphazard conversions over the course of time.

Image Courtesy dep studio 

  • Architects: dep studio
  • Project: Edifici sul fiume Oglio
  • Location: Brescia, Italy
  • Software used: ZWCAD

Fisherman’s House in Italy by ELASTICO + Cesario Carena

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Article source: ELASTICO + Cesario Carena

The project aimed to respect the existing nature and contents of the site whilst reflecting the requirements and cultural background of the client. The multiplicity of the themes involved is reflected in the various parts that make up the finished work, forming a sort of collage of overlapping layers. The house opens westwards onto the garden.

Image Courtesy © Pino Dell’Aquila 

  • Architects: ELASTICO + Cesario Carena
  • Project: Fisherman’s House
  • Location: Italy
  • Photography: Pino Dell’Aquila
  • Team: Simone Carena, Stefano Pujatti, Cesario Carena, Francisco Del Gado, Manuela Luis y Garcia, Luca Macrì, Davide Musmeci, Ester Musso, Cristina Negri, Giovanni Tironi
  • Structural design: Studio Ing Cantamessa
  • Plant consultant: Luciano Ghia
  • Building contractor: Impresa Sandro Penna

Palace of Labour in L’Aquila, Italy by Alberto Apostoli Architecture & Design

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Article source: Alberto Apostoli Architecture & Design

Italian Architect Alberto Apostoli signs the renovation of a building in which colors and details of the facade redefine the volume through a geometrical but refined language.The project starts from a building renovation from the 60’s that was partially wrecked by the terrible earthquake that seriously damaged the old town of L’Aquila (the heart of Italy) in 2009.

Image Courtesy © Tommaso Cassinis

  • Architects: Alberto Apostoli Architecture & Design
  • Project: PALAZZO DEL LAVORO (Palace of Labour)
  • Location: L’Aquila, Italy
  • Photography: Tommaso Cassinis
  • Completion year: 2013
  • Lot area: 1.200 sqm
  • Building area: 265 sqm for each floor (5 floors)

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Italian Pavillion EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy by Andrea Maffei Architects

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Article source: Andrea Maffei Architects

The competition rules required to design five buildings aligned along the Cardo that characterizes the entire masterplan EXPO 2015 until a large circular water lake. They consist in four two-storey linear buildings that contain various exhibition spaces, market and restaurant and the Italian Pavilion itself. This had to be develop in a square area of 57.5 meters side and a maximum height of 25 meters. The Palace was supposed to represent a symbolic message of representation of the beautiful country and we wanted to develop it according to the following concepts.

Image courtesy Andrea Maffei Architects 

  • Architects: Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: Italian Pavillion EXPO 2015
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Program: Pavilion for exhibition
  • Client: EXPO 2015 S.p.A.
  • Competition time: Dec. 2012 – Feb. 2013
  • Design team: Takeshi Miura, Alessandra De Stefani, Stefano Bergagna, Takatoshi Oki, Roberto Balduzzi / Andrea Maffei Architects s.r.l. Milano
  • Structure: Alberto Ferrari, Steve Alemanno / Ramboll Ltd.
  • Facade: Nicoletta Bacchin / Ramboll Ltd.
  • Mep plants: Giancarlo Tanzi / Techproject srl
  • Firefighting: Maria Elena Perrotta, Giancarlo Tanzi / Techproject srl
  • Cost control: Techproject srl
  • Security coordination: Techproject srl
  • Construction program: Techproject srl
  • Net area: 10,146.6 smq.
  • Gross area: 12,758.4 smq.
  • Maximum height: 25 m
  • Materials: concrete, steel, glass, wood

Angels – Drink & Restaurant in Firenze, Italy by Studiounodesign

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Article source: Studiounodesign

The Angels Wine & Cocktail Bar which is designed by Studiounodesign, have a perfect combination between past and present styles. Located in medieval Florence, the Restaurant became the local detection of 2009 where among the environments affects the surprising and amazing fusion of what is the historical setting of the building with columns, capitals, frescoes of the’500 and the insertion of objects and materials design.

Image Courtesy © Simone H. Rocchi

  • Architects: Studiounodesign 
  • Project: Angels – Drink & Restaurant
  • Location: Firenze, Italy
  • Photography: Simone H. Rocchi

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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

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