Posts Tagged ‘Milan’


Tuesday, February 24th, 2015


The principles of the eco-village and the smart-city are all contained within this experimental project: green roofs, community manager, walk ability, integration of different urban functions, features and centrality of green space, environmentally friendly materials; indeed, it has been used the cross-laminated timber panels building system, making it the highest building in Europe built with this technology, enough efficient to let a reduction of 50% of the construction time at the same cost of traditional residential buildings. The Cenni district’s buildings are designed in the energy class A (the greatest energy class). The excellent performances, which allow to estimate a reduction of the consumption of the 70-80%, are the result of the construction characteristics of the buildings, of the ecological devices adopted and of the plant and equipment used (heat pumps fed by groundwater ) that allowed combine great economy, an high comfort and above all an elevated social identity of the persons who live there. Inhabitants are happy and proud to live in this district.



Location: MILAN, Italy (more…)

House#02 in Milan, Italy by Andrea Rubini architect

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Article source: Andrea Rubini architect

Project house#02 is the result of a 90 square meter apartment renovation of a young couple living in Milan.

The theme develops around the centre corridor of the house, a classic of the late ‘60s buildings such as this one, disengaging all the rooms.

Image Courtesy © Andrea Rubini architect

Image Courtesy © Andrea Rubini architect


Czech pavilion at EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy by CHYBIK + KRISTOF ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014



The winning project of an international tender for the Czech Republic‘s pavilion at the World‘s Fair EXPO 2015 in Milan came from a young pair CHYBIK+KRISTOF ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS. The pavilion is a house and an experience. But its life does not end when the World‘s Fair is over.

The submitter of the competition was the Office of the Commissioner of participation of the Czech Republic at the World‘s fair EXPO. At the end of 2013, the architects Ondrej Chybík and Michal Kristof won with the company KOMA Modular s.r.o., which will carry out the construction.

 Image Courtesy © CHYBIK + KRISTOF

Image Courtesy © CHYBIK + KRISTOF

  • Project: Czech pavilion at EXPO 2015
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Team: Ondrej Chybik, Michal Kristof, Krystof Foltyn, Pavel Hruza, Vojtech Kouril,  Veronika Mikulkova, Radim Musil
  • Partners: – visualizations
  • Status: international public competition, 1st prize
  • Client: The Office of the Commissioner of participation of the Czech Republic at EXPO 2015
  • Implementation: KOMA Modular s.r.o.
  • Program: exhibition pavilion, restaurant, swimming pool
  • Size: 3 200 m2
  • Year: 2013-15


Casa C in Milan, Italy by Francesco Librizzi Studio

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Article source: Francesco Librizzi Studio

A very small apartment within a very “Milanese” building dated 1900. Two rooms plus a bath room, characterized by a narrow footprint compared to the quite high ceiling. Windows, doors, and above all the floor tiles, had finishes and materials survived to another century: something precious to save as a resource for the new inhabitants of this space.

Image Courtesy © Francesco Librizzi Studio

Image Courtesy © Francesco Librizzi Studio

  • Architects: Francesco Librizzi Studio
  • Project: Casa C
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: Giovanna Silva
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, Autocad
  • Design team: Francesco Librizzi, with Matilde Cassani
  • Collaborators: Carolina Martinelli
  • Structural engineering: Ing. Federico Santarosa
  • Manufacturers (steel structures): Mario F23
  • Client: Mr. G. C.
  • Built area: 45 m² (gross)
  • Cost: 25.000 €
  • Design phase (beginning and ending month, year): january 2009 – april 2009
  • Construction phase (beginning and ending month, year): september 2009 – january 2010


LOFT in Milan, Italy by MINACCIOLO S.R.L.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Article source: MINACCIOLO S.R.L.

A metropolitan loft endorsed by Minà & Natural Skin can unveil the expressive potential as well as the reasoning behind the space. The black metal and the cooked wood, merge together to create scenographic environments with a safe sculptural impact. The spaces are open and dynamic and receive much praise – thanks to the flexibility of the possible layouts. The interior gives rise to and articulates intimate and theatrical glimpses, whilst still marrying up the ideal and practical side of an idea of comfort which is truly contemporary. The atmosphere becomes dynamic and aesthetically like days gone by, with unprecedented traces of refined and decisive lines.

Image Courtesy © MINACCIOLO S.R.L.

Image Courtesy © MINACCIOLO S.R.L.


House in Milan, New York by Rangr Studio with Charlet Design

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Article source: Rangr Studio with Charlet Design 

After years of renting a weekend house in the area, our clients found land they loved and asked us to design a weekend and summer home. The clients were particularly fond of one of their previous rentals — a chicken coop turned into a small house — and that became a departure point for our design. Within a strict budget, the design took advantage of a steep slope in the hillside, using the foundation as a retaining wall on the high point of the hill and opening up the lower story with doors and windows. The house looks small and humble from the street side, with a mostly opaque wall creating privacy, but opens up to a deck and stone terrace, the facade punctured with windows looking to the Catskill Mountains.

Image Courtesy © Mikiko Kikuyama

Image Courtesy © Mikiko Kikuyama

  • Architects: Rangr Studio with Charlet Design
  • Project: House in Milan
  • Location: New York, USA
  • Photography: Mikiko Kikuyama
  • Design Team: Jasmit Singh Rangr, Laurent Charlet
  • Completed: Summer 2012
  • Structural Engineer: Nat Oppenheimer, Robert Silman Associates
  • Contractor: Terry Haviland, J.T.McManus Inc


Pure Tension Pavilion in Milan, Italy by Synthesis Design + Architecture

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Article source: Synthesis Design + Architecture 

The Pure Tension Pavilion is a portable, solar – powered tensile membrane structure commissioned by Volvo Car Italia for the new Volvo V60 plug-in hybrid electric car which not only charges the car but also flat-packs to fit in the trunk of the car and assembles in less than one hour.

© Fabric Images / © Volvo Italy

© Fabric Images / © Volvo Italy

  • Architects: Synthesis Design + Architecture
  • Project: Pure Tension Pavilion
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: © Fabric Images / © Volvo Italy
  • Structural Engineer: Greg Otto, Buro Happold
  • Fabricator: Jason Gilette, Fabric Images


FRENCH PAVILION EXPO MILANO 2015 in Milan,Italy by XTU architects

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Article source: XTU architects 


A fertile market

If the world wanted to eat like the West, several planets would be needed…

Civilization will need to evolve: it must produce and consume differently !

Image Courtesy ©   XTU architects

Image Courtesy © XTU architects

  • Architects: XTU architects  (Anouk Legendre + Nicola Desmaziere, Studio Adeline Rispal)
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Software used: Rhinoceros, 3ds Max and Grasshopper
  • Companies: C.M.C di Ravenna, Simonin
  • Project leader: Mathias Lukacs
  • Client: FranceAgriMer
  • Program: Cultural installation, exhibition areas, restaurants,  shops, VIP rooms.


  • Competition: january 2014
  • Contract: march 2014
  • Building:  september 2014
  • Delivery: april 2014
  • Building surface area: 3.532 m² shon / 3.286 m² usable
  • Site’s area: 3.500 m²
  • Costs: 14 m€ including taxes.


Dunes Bowl in Brera, Milan, Italy by Alessandro Isola

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Article source: Alessandro Isola

By taking simple everyday objects such as bowls and serving trays the design reinterprets them in a more contemporary form by morphing them together to create a sculptural piece.

The shape was inspired by organic, free flowing forms such as sand dunes.  The two concave sections are in different sizes to hold aperitif snacks, hors d’oesurves or fresh fruit.

Image Courtesy © Alessandro Isola

Image Courtesy © Alessandro Isola

  • Architects: Alessandro Isola
  • Project: Dunes Bowl
  • Location: Brera, Milan, Italy


Austrian Pavilion EXPO 2015 in Milan, Italy by Paolo Venturella Architecture

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Article source: Paolo Venturella Architecture

The main concept of the pavillion is to create two different spaces. One for the exhibition and another one for a big greenhouse. They are connected to allow people to walk in a unique single space. The greenhouse is the place where people can pick up and eat food directly from the hortus.

Image Courtesy © wemage

  • Architects: Paolo Venturella Architecture
  • Project: Austrian Pavilion EXPO 201
  • Location: Milan, Italy
  • Photography: wemage
  • Software Used: Rhinoceros and Grasshopper
  • Team Design: FabrizioFuriassi, Manuel Tonati, AngeloBalducci
  • Year: 2013
  • Type: competition
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