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Villa Carlotta hotel in Sicily, Italy by Architrend Architecture

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Article source: Architrend Architecture

The architectural project articulates the space in response to various demands: relating with the urban context, dialoguing with the various bodies of the building, acting as a filter between indoors and outdoors, responding to the need for living comfort, etc. The direction of the space relates man with the building with the aim of generating places that improve the quality of life. A banal assumption for all designers, but it is precisely for its complex simplicity that there are few examples in which this theoretic base has become an excellent project, without falling into the banal or the paternalist.

Front View (Images Courtesy Umberto Agnello)

  • Architect: Architrend Architecture – Gaetano Manganello & Carmelo Tumino
  • Name of Project: Villa Carlotta hotel
  • Location: Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
  • Project: 2003
  • Completed: 2005
  • Materials: Stone, Steel, Glass, Wood
  • Area: 13.620 sqm
  • Volume: 5.000 cum
  • Photo: Umberto Agnello

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Hans Klotz limited company in Bolzano, Italy by Monovolume Architecture + Design (designed using ArchiCAD and Atlantis)

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Article source: Monovolume Architecture + Design

Hans Klotz Ltd. is a long-established and successful wholesale company for fruit and vegetables with headquarter in Bozen-Sigmundskron. The new offices should be integrated into an existing building on the company area. To confer an independent character, the necessary spaces were added as an autonomous, two storey volume above the existing ground floor as a kind of architectural parasite. The new building takes up the roof lines of the old, then distorting them to open the volume on the north and west side, towards huge apple plantations. Hence the new construction allows an optimal orientation of the office spaces to the north, combined with a great outlook.

Image Courtesy Urlich Egger

  • Architects: Monovolume Architecture + Design
  • Project: Hans Klotz limited company
  • Location: Bolzano, Italy
  • Client: Hans Klotz limited company
  • Architectural staff: Arch. Simon Constantini / Arch. Heidi Morandell
  • Structural engineers: PlanPunkt GmbH
  • Photographer: Urlich Egger
  • Program: commercial building
  • Realisation: 2010/11
  • Volume: 1.200 m³
  • Building area: 280 m²
  • Software used: ArchiCAD for modeling and design and Artlantis for rendering

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Unusual Store in Venafro, Italy by Luigi valente

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Article source: Luigi valente

HOME / unusual store /

“Here is a song from the wrong side of town. Where I’m bound to the ground by the loneliest sound, And it pounds from within and is pinning me down” (Home – Depeche Mode).

Images Courtesy Stefano Pedretti

  • Architect: Luigi valente
  • Name of project: Unusual Store
  • Place: Venafro, Italy
  • Year: 2011
  • Design Team: Cristian Farinella, Lorena Greco
  • Lighting Plan: Luigi valente, Cristian Farinella, Lorena Greco
  • Photo: Stefano Pedretti
  • Client: Salvatore Gagliane
  • Software used: Autocad and 3d Studio Max

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Zenale Building in Milan, Italy by Filippo Taidelli Architetto

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Article source: Filippo Taidelli Architetto (FTA)

The building in question Zenale out on the pathway, a minor road that connects two major roads of the center of Milan, Via San Vittore and Corso Magenta near the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. The body of the building, dating back to 1901, began around form with a “L” on a courtyard. the volume overlooking the main road and turned to less than the wing North is part of the property bordering the park. The façades reflect the characteristics morphology typical of buildings the end of the nineteenth century the area. The main road, five floors above ground, strain has a base in Lombardy, the plan ground and upper floors in imitation ashlar plaster with a design that simulates the presence of brick on sight. The façade is punctuated by large string courses and from wrought iron with floral design of balconic wooden doors and shutters on sliding wall. The home front on the court is more austere, openings and plaster painted with regular Milan taxes yellow gray. The North elevation to the garden is completely blind since it is bound by the easement against of the surrounding properties. The front was plastered today, not stained and full of action subsequent spontaneous tenants (windows, views, outdoor machines of air conditioners). on it, despite the lack of formal value, a constraint concerns indirect Superintendence for the Artistic for the presence of historical monuments in the vicinity ( Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Palace of the Bells) The intended use of the original provided to pianop basement cellars, workshops the ground floor and residences on upper floors.

Exterior View

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Colors on Water in Venice, Italy by GruppoFonArchitetti (Designed using ArchiCAD)

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Article source: GruppoFonArchitetti

Venice is an organic city, where the sea water goes in for six hours and goes out for six hours from the lagoon, which surrounds the city.. The saltwater is mixed with fresh water of the lagoon, creating a unique ecosystem, where, perhaps, against nature, man has built. In these green water, due to the life of the seabeds, everything is reflected, starting from the sky which provides colour variations throughout the day, seasons and weather conditions.

Image Courtesy Daniele Domenicali

  • Architects: GruppoFonArchitetti
  • Project: Colors on Water
  • Location: Venice, old town centre, Italy
  • Customer: EstCapital Group
  • Project manager: GruppoFonArchitetti
  • Structure project: Venice Plan Engineering
  • Software used: ArchiCAD (to design the project) and Photoshop (to put the pieces together)

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MAXXI – Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome, Italy by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

MAXXI supercedes the notion of the museum as ‘object’ or – presenting a field of buildings accessible to all, with no firm boundary between what is ‘within’ and what is ‘without’. Central to this new reality are confluent lines – walls intersecting and separating to create interior and exterior spaces.

Night View

  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Name of Project: MAXXI – Museum of XXI Century Arts
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Period: 1998 – 2009
  • Client: Italian Ministry of Culture, Rome, Italy, Fondazione MAXXI
  • Built: 30,000m2

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Tile and Concrete in Parma, Italy by Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Article source: Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz

Located in Lasagnana, on a tiny street in the middle of Val Parma, the ground level of a former stable has been converted into an apartment / studio for an young couple . Dimensions and shapes come from the position of existing elements: windows, walls and columns. The strongest element of the stable was for us the “whole space”. A bathroom is the only volume added, completely covered in white 10×10 cm tiles that bring light and uniformity. It is a freestanding structure where space has been turned inside out. Inside the functions needed, outside the circulation.

Images Courtesy Francesco Di Gregorio

  • Architect: Francesco Di Gregorio & Karin Matz
  • Name of Project: Tile and Concrete
  • Location: Lasagnana, Tizzano Val Parma, Parma, Italy
  • Area: 90 sqm
  • Year: 2011
  • Client: Private
  • Photography: Francesco Di Gregorio © All rights reserved

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Ponte Parodi in Genoa, Italy by UNStudio

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Article source: UNStudio

The Ponte Parodi project is part of the Italian city of Genoa’s plan for the revitalization of the harbour front area. As the industrial activities relocate, the city is reclaiming the vacated waterfront area by adding public attractors and creating a new destination, designed to extend the city centre towards the waterfront.

The competition design for the Ponte Parodi harbour front area was based on three principal actions; linking, programming and clustering, with clear goals responding to the needs of the site, its surroundings and the inhabitants of Genoa. The three original actions correspond to the three values which guide the design: sociability, quality and discovery.

Roof North View

  • Architect: UNStudio
  • Name of Project: Ponte Parodi
  • Location: Genoa, Italy
  • Period: 2001-2014
  • Client: ALTAREA Italia Progetti S.r.l.; (Competition) Porto Antico di Genova Spa
  • Program: Public attractor with a 3-dimensional Piazza and mixed use – cruise terminal, wellness experience, knowledge experience, commercial experience, public park with amphitheatre.

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Giulio Tanini showroom in Florence, Italy by Studio 63 Architecture + Design (designed using AutoCAD and 3dS Max)

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Article source: Studio 63 Architecture + Design

The showroom Giulio Tanini has won the Best Showroom Award 2011at the Cersaie Fair , Bologna Italy

ON THE 22.6.2011 HAS BEEN INAUGURATED THE NEW GIULIO TANINI STORE

The new Giulio Tanini showroom in Florence designed by Studio 63 Architecture + Design was thought of as a very clean, rational almost rigorous container. The large space is divided to several smaller spaces, one destined for the surfaces display and coverings, while the new building is dedicated to bathroom furniture and accessories.

Night View (Images Courtesy Pietro Savorelli)

  • Architect: Studio 63 Architecture + Design
  • Name of Project: Giulio Tanini showroom
  • Location: Via Maragliano 155, Florence, Italy
  • Project manager: Studio 63 Architecture + Design
  • Photos by: Pietro Savorelli
  • Completion date: June 2011
  • Sqm: 1200
  • Custom made furniture designed by Studio 63: realized by Intrapresa Srl.
  • Lighting fixture: Technical lighting Xal, Logica.
  • Suspension lamps Danese Milano designed by: Studio 63
  • Software used: Autocad and 3dS Max

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CityLife Milano in Milan, Italy by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
More projects by Zaha Hadid

Creating a portal to the FieraMilano: a 43-storey, 190 metre retail tower emerging from the site, giving shape to a torsion or vortex, a slow rising and twisting from its base. Horizontal energy is released into a vertical, spiralling vector aligned with the snaking forms of the housing across the river.

Street View

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: CityLife Milano
  • Location:Milan, Italy
  • Design: Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher
  • Project Director: Gianluca Racana
  • Project Architect: Paolo Zilli (Tower), Maurizio Meossi (Residential)
  • Tower Design Team: Andrea Balducci Castè, Mario Mattia, Giuseppe Morando, Annarita Papeschi, Matteo Pierotti, Peter McCarthy, Line Rahbek, Arianna Russo, Carlos, Sebastian Martinez

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