Posts Tagged ‘Italy’
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Article source: ELEVENstudio
The renovation of this 80-sqm-apartment located on the last floor of a traditional early 1900 English villa has used a very linear design as a frame for an eclectic mix of modern, ancient and ethnic details.
The designers found a space that had been strongly transformed during the last renovation made in the 80’s. Revisiting the stylistic choices made in order to lighten and de-materialize the existing structure, they tried to create back a dialogue with the traditional architecture.
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- Architects: ELEVENstudio
- Project: Rosen Penthouse
- Location: Bordighera, Italy
Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Article source: Onice Architetti
This apartment is located in the center of Turin in a historical building and was completely renovated in 2015-2016. It is born for a client who usually lives in Switzerland, but that had a desire to accomplish in this city his “good retreat”. We tried to capture the desires, expectations and personality of the client, in order to create for him a bespoke apartment where he could feel at home and perfectly comfortable. The result has been fully achieved, and the house is a mix of architecture and pieces of the life of this man of many many experiences around the world.
Image Courtesy © Onice Architetti
- Architects: Onice Architetti (Tiziana Fabbri / Andrea Bonessa)
- Project: Palazzo Lanza
- Location: Turin, Italy
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
Article source: StudioErrante Architetture
Despite its small dimension, the cabin includes a series of functions which determine its formal solutions.
It’s a shed, where the firewood required by the client’s house heating system is stored. The air passing through the planks of the building’s shell ensures the collected wood to dry.
It’s a shelter, a refuge, a place that provides interaction between the private but open courtyard and the outside public space. A center of gravity around which the life of the clients and the inhabitants of the small hamlet takes place: the niche on the south facade is a special seat for humans an animals.
Image Courtesy © StudioErrante Architetture
- Architects: StudioErrante Architetture
- Project: Wood and the Dog
- Location: Fraz. Ghisola 40, Paesana, Province of Cuneo, Italy
- Year of construction: 2012 – 2013
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
Article source: Duearchitetti
They have asked us to rethink the entrance to the house. The direct access to the dining area was preventing the sensation of surprise that every home should have.
A big sliding panel put in front of you, after having passed the entrance staircase, serves a dual purpose: to arouse your curiosity and to oblige your choice of itinerary, that is, walking up the stairs to the bedrooms or entering the living area. A compact space has been created in order to reveal in advance the expanded and bright living area of the house.
Image Courtesy © Duearchitetti
- Architects: Duearchitetti
- Project: Simona and Carlo’s Apartment
- Location: Varese, Italy
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Article source: Studio GUM
The Moscova house is a volume with rectangular plan, placed on the fifth and top floor of a nineteenth century building, situated in a street corridor connecting the ‘garden’ of the city of Milan, the Sempione Park, to “Chinatown”, whose pronunciation perfectly alludes today to that cosmopolitan quality of big and small cities. The longitudinal development of the plan measures 5×20 m: the elongated west side adjoins to a symmetrical apartment, presenting thus no openings, while towards east wide roof openings offer a broad view onto the skyline of Porta Garibaldi. The structure is of masonry and the thick partition walls of pressed bricks of which it consists divide the space in four communicating areas, connected towards west by a series of aligned openings that offer a full visual lengthwise from one end to the other. On top of the one sided pitched wooden roof, a row of skylights delivers a significant amount of light towards the ‘blind’ side of the house.
Image Courtesy © Filippo Bamberghi
- Architects: Studio GUM
- Project: Casa Moscova
- Location: Milan, Italy
- Photography: Filippo Bamberghi
- Designers: Valentina Giampiccolo_Giuseppe Minaldi
- Collaborators: Consuelo Rosso_ Peter Russo_Marco Scebba
- Construction company: Fimac LTD
- Cabinetmaking: The furniture Wood, Marco Bracchitta
- Blacksmith: Giuseppe Di Benedetto
- Ground floor: 142 sq m
- Outer surface: 11 sq.m.
- History: November 2014 2013_luglio
Friday, September 30th, 2016
Article source: Massimo Mariani Architect
Villa Fagan is a building in Florence, located in Viale Antonio Gramsci, surrounded by a beautiful garden where you can also find an annex. It occupies an area of about 1600 square metres and is one of the most significant pieces of residential architecture in the neighbourhood built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Image Courtesy © Massimo Mariani Architect
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
Article source: OFL Architecture
The project for the new Redemptoris Mater parish complex of Cinisi (PA) was conceived as a little campus of religious faith. It is a singular entity of comfortably inhabitable spaces intimately related to each other. The strong spiritual impact of the complex arises from its dialog with its historical, artistic, and social context, and from the holistic deployment of architecture with fundamental building practices for people of today – as it does in the synergy between music and biology, between agriculture and sociology, and between psychology and religion.
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- Architects: OFL Architecture
- Project: MEMORIA – A Sicilian Chruch
- Location: Cinisi (PA), Italy
- Client: Arcidiocesi of Monreale and Conferenza Episcopale Italiana
- Architecture and concept: Francesco Lipari
- Liturgist: Suor M. Cristina Cruciani
- Artist: Cesare Inzerillo
- Team: Eleonora Menichelli, Luca Bullaro, Vanessa Todaro, Gabriel Belli, Sebastian Di Guardo, Marzia Messina, Ilja Burchard, Joshua Mackley, Elif Tan, Ludmilla Cohen
- Engineering: DOF Engineering
- Energetic strategies: Fabrizio Pizziconi
- Lightning studies: Giorgio Butturini
- Acoustic: Giancarlo Bianchi
- Ceramic project “Le Pietre di Cinisi”: Ceramiche Bevilacqua
- Artistic glass project: Gianni Lucchesi
- Maquette: Lucchetti srl
- 3D optimization: Arturo Tedeschi
- Formwork Peri: Marco Tramajoni
- Concrete Italcementi: Luciano Padalino
- Area: 9000 sqm
- Year: 2015
Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
Article source: Marlegno s.r.l.
Single Villa designed by Tironi Architectural Studio and realized by Marlegno in Caravaggio (BG), Italy.
The house has a wooden structural frame and home automation management systems. Modern use of finishing materials, with wood paneling and porcelain stoneware slabs. Great attention was paid to the relationship between environments, to their function and the presence of natural light.
The combination of volumes and shapes creates a considerable architectural impact.
Image Courtesy © Tironi Architectural Studio
- Architects: Marlegno s.r.l.
- Project: Villa in Caravaggio
- Location: Lombardy, Italy
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Article source: Menichetti+Caldarelli
On the hills overlooking Gubbio the project for a single family dwelling , surrounded by green woods.The old building was effectively replaced with a new architecture , distributed in a single layer. The rectangular body is divided into two parallel portions where there are respectively the area day and night. The functions of living one another in a free manner , the central block of the living area surrounded by container furniture hides the small cellar and laundry room The goal is to project the interior space to the outside , in a formal and functional continuity The two areas are diaframmate two courtyards joined by a central arm that faces the interior atrium garden . A pool of water reflects the surrounding countryside.
Image Courtesy © Paolo Tosti
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Article source: Marlegno
Passivhaus Marlegno is a single family house on two levels situated in Bolgare (BG), Northern Italy.
ECO-SUSTAINABILITY is the key word of this project: its structure consists in wooden load bearing walls and floors made of wooden joists assembled without glues, thanks to an innovative construction system called Tavego.
Raw materials come exclusively from Italian PEFC certified forests. This allows Marlegno to take full advantage of the ecological characteristics of a natural material such as wood, reducing GHG emissions and making the interior spaces healthier.
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- Architects: Marlegno (Luca Barcella)
- Project: Passivhaus Marlegno
- Location: Bolgare, Italy