Posts Tagged ‘Milan’
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Article source: Foster + Partners
The United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo opened today. Bringing the planning principles of the traditional desert city to Milan, the pavilion’s interior of self-shaded streets evokes the experience of the UAE’s ancient communities, while demonstrating the natural energy efficiency of their compact urban form.
Image Courtesy © Foster + Partners
- Architects: Foster + Partners
- Project: United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo
- Location: Milan, Italy
- Photography: Filippo Poli
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Article source: XTU ARCHITECTS
After Beijing in 2010, it is Milan’s turn to host the Universal Exhibition from 1 May to 31 October 2015. Since 1851, this international event has been exhibiting the means available by humanity to satisfy its basic needs by showcasing the latest advances and future opportunities in a variety of fields. Over 140 participating countries are expected for this year’s Expo Milano 2015, which has chosen the theme «Feeding the planet, energy for life.» Keeping with tradition, the world’s most acclaimed architects have been commissioned to design the pavilions. Pushing beyond the boundaries of creativity, these pavilions offer up form, avant-garde design and function that collectively breathe life into buildings intended to embody the spirit of the countries they represent, their knowledge and their power of innovation.
Image Courtesy © Andrea Bosio
- Architects: XTU ARCHITECTS, Anouk Legendre + Nicolas Desmazières
- Project: FRENCH PAVILION EXPO MILANO 2015
- Location: Milan, ITALY
- Photography: Andrea Bosio, Luc Boegly
- Project Manager: Mathias Lukacs
- Partners: Atelien Architecture _ Architects, Studio Adeline Rispal_ Exhibition Designers, Innovision _ Multimedia
Licht Kunst Licht_ Lighting Designers, Grontmij _ Engineering, Oasiis_ Environmental Technology and Engineering
Agence Laverne Paysagistes _ Landscapers, Viasonora _ Sound Designers, BECP _ Kitchen Designers, Chevalvert _ Graphic Designers, Lordculture _ Cultural Engineering, Les Films d’Ici _ Film Production
- Companies: C.M.C di Ravenna, Simonin
- Building surface area: 3,532 m² GFA/3,286 m² usable space (more…)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015
Article source: Mario Buonamici Architettura
The project has two objectives: on the one hand, and dialectically interacts dynamically with the surrounding context, both the connotation of natural green park is artificial, urban and contemporary Quarter Island; on the other hand, gives body to a structure characterized by great flexibility of composition and organization, in full respect of public destination and functions identified. An architecture that shapes, materials and design, integrates and permeates in the green, while maintaining its definite individuality: a distance dialogue between artificial and natural. The building itself contains the souls formal and organizational of the park: the geometric rigor of the design of the meshes of the fields and the orderly organization curvilinear forest circular; However, it reverses the order and spatial relations and displacement: the plans are settled and are arranged vertically in overlapping; warps the closed circular logging is deconstruct opening in sinuous waves and irregular, which, like the natural scenery which surround, taking forms and aspects always different and define forms and public functions intended to evolve and change according to the needs of its users.
Image Courtesy © Mario Buonamici Architettura
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Article source: ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL
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.
Image Courtesy © ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL
Architects: ROSSIPRODI ASSOCIATI SRL
Project: SOCIAL HOUSING VIA CENNI
Location: MILAN, Italy (more…)
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
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Article source: CHYBIK + KRISTOF ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS
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
- Architects: CHYBIK + KRISTOF ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS
- 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: Miss3.cz – 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
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
- 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
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.
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
- 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
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
- 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