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University – Campus Luigi Einaudi in Turin, Italy by Foster + Partners

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Article source: Foster + Partners

Uniting the faculties of Law and Political Science within a single, modern campus for 5,000 students, the project has created flexible new facilities for Turin University, as well as establishing new connections between the institution and wider community. The design links the former Italgas site on the southern bank of the River Dora with the neighbourhood of Borgo Rossini, regenerating a formerly industrial quarter close to the historic heart of the city, and turning the former source of Turin’s energy into an educational powerhouse to drive future prosperity.

Image Courtesy © Nigel Young – Foster + Partners

  • Architects: Foster + PartnersMarco Visconti
  • Project: University – Campus Luigi Einaudi
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Nigel Young – Foster + Partners, Michele D’Ottavio, David Vicario
  • Project representative: Tecnimont Civil Construction SpA – Carlo Chierto
  • Design team: David Nelson, Gerard Evenden, John Blythe, Martin Castle, Martina Meluzzi, Giulia Galiberti, Marilu Sicoli
  • Structures engineering: Tecnimont Civil Construction SpA – Giovanni Battezzati
  • Tensile roof structure detailed engineering: SI.ME.TE. Srl – Stefano Dalmasso, LVM Studio Associato – Mario Virano
  • Signage design: CP Associates – Donatella Chiaruttini
  • Safety supervision: Tecnimont Civil Construction SpA – Francesco Popolo
  • Artistic supervision: Foster + Partners – Team: David Nelson,    Gerard Evenden, Giulia Galiberti,
  • Civil works supervision: ICIS Srl – Cosimo Turvani
  • Structural works supervision: Studio Ossola – Francesco Ossola
  • Electrical services supervision: Teksystem – Roberto Pomè
  • Mechanical services supervision: Studio Renato Lazzerini – Marco Lazzerini

Sempla Offices in Turin, Italy by DAP studio

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Article source: DAP studio

Project statement

The Sempla offices in Turin are housed in an old factory that has been transformed. We decided to  crystallize and preserve the traces of  the past and its degradation, enhancing the power of the contrast between the new and the old.

Open space area: Image Courtesy DAP studio

  • Architects: DAP studio
  • Project: Sempla Offices
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Client: Sempla srl
  • Software used: Autocad and Illustrator

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Funeral Chapel in Turin, Italy by Raimondo Guidacci

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Article source: Raimondo Guidacci

Planning a funeral chapel means designing a building with a strong symbolic value means dealing not only with the place where it will be placed, but especially with spiritual values. Planning a funeral chapel, is how to design a small monument, a small church. In the design of the chapel to St. George Canavese, all this adds another element represented by the fact that it was to renovate a chapel trying to preserve the existing profile.

Image Courtesy © B.Giardino

  • Architects: Raimondo Guidacci
  • Project: Funeral Chapel
  • Location: San Giorgio Canavese, Turin, Italy
  • Client: The Family Episcopo
  • Supervision: Raymond Guidacci
  • Companies:
    Chestnut, San Giorgio Canavese (building works)
    Avetta, San Giorgio Canavese (wall and floor stone)
    Catella Brothers, Turin (construction vessel in black granite)
  • Dimensional Data: 9 square meters. Surface
  • Photos: Beppe Garden

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The Field in Turin, Italy by Atelier 37.2

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Article source: Atelier 37.2

This field was set on a pedestrian square, in front of a church, in the city centre of Torino for the Architettura in citta Festival. This installation is composed of eleven “proteiforme” wooden sculptures partly filled with soil. Although each sculpture seems to share the same DNA, they are all unique.

Image Courtesy Atelier 37.2

  • Architects: Atelier 37.2
  • Project: The Field
  • Location: Turin, Italy

Spazio La Stampa in Turin, Italy by MARK&THING srl

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: MARK&THING srl

The 29th October, 2012 was the opening date of SPAZIO LA STAMPA an historical permanent exhibition of one of the oldest italian newspaper. The exhibition is located in Turin open daily to the public.

Image Courtesy Michelangelo Filippi, Paolo Gho

  • Architects: MARK&THING srl
  • Project: Spazio La Stampa
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Photography: Michelangelo Filippi, Paolo Gho
  • Built area: about 200 sqm
  • Curators: Sergio Bonelli, Guido Della Bruna, Patrizia Degola, Pietro Pellicci (La Stampa)
  • Designer: Federico Bollarino
  • Historical research: Renzo Comoglio
  • Graphic Design: MARK&THING Turin
  • Exhibition build-up: Eurofiere

The Savings Museum in Turin, Italy by Migliore + Servetto Architetti Associati

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Article source: Migliore + Servetto Architetti Associati

The 24th May, 2012 was the opening date of the first Savings Museum in Europe, of which Migliore + Servetto Architetti Associati studio has developed the permanent exhibition project. The museum is located in the center of Turin, and was made possible thanks to the initiative of Intesa Sanpaolo. The museum covers a surface of 600 sqm, at via San Francesco d’Assisi 8/A, inside the building that, in 1519, hosted the first city Monte di Pietà (Pawnshop) and is now a unique place in the world for its themes and its exhibition concept able to draw the public towards a complex subject in an innovative and interactive way.

Bookshop (Image Courtesy Ph. Ravani & Ficarra)

  • Architects: Migliore + Servetto Architetti Associati
  • Project: The Savings Museum
  • Location: via S.Francesco d’Assisi, 8A, Turin, Italy
  • Designer: Ico Migliore and Mara Servetto / Migliore+Servetto Architetti Associati
  • Client : Gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Built area: about 600 sqm
  • Completion (date): May 2012
  • Photographers: Ph. Ravani & Ficarra; Migliore+Servetto Architetti Associati
  • Curators: Andrea Beltratti, Giovanna Paladino (Intesa Sanpaolo)
  • Scientific Commitee: Andrea Beltratti, Anna Maria Lusardi, Paolo Sodini
  • Permanent exhibition project: Migliore+Servetto Architetti Associati with Direzione Immobili e Acquisti – Servizio Tecnico, Intesa Sanpaolo
  • 3d Animation and documentary film realization: Little Bull – Armando Testa Group

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Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Turin by Cristiana Chiorino

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Article source: CRISTIANA

Opening with the academic year 2012-13, the new seat of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Turin completes the campus that the University of Turin is building as part of a complex program of reorganization of its offices that, started in late nineties, included the moving of the faculties in new structures on abandoned Italgas areas along the river Dora.

Faculty of Law and Political Sci es of Turin

  • Project: Faculty of Law and Political Sci​es of Turin
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Design Group: MAIRE Engineering (agent), Foster and Partners, Ltd. ICIS, Giugiaro (Giugiaro Architettura), Arch CAMERANA Benedict,(Arch. B. Camerana) Studio Ass Mellano (Studio Mellano Associati),M. Arch Luciani (Arch. M.Luciani)  Buonomo Vigil Studio (Studio Buonomo-Veglia), Studio Ass CO.PA.CO, Prof. G. Garzino(Prof.Ing. G.Garzino), Studio A. Lazzerini (Studio R.Lazzerini), , Prof. Ing Ossola (Prof. Ing. F.Ossola), POLIEDRA S.P.A. and TEKSYSTEM

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Tosetto, Weigmann and Associates in Turin, Italy by MARC

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Article source: MARC

MARC is commissioned to transform an elegant mansion from the beginning of the 20th century into an efficient contemporary office building. To do that it needs to perform radical and pragmatic interventions, optimizing the use of space. At the same time, it is necessary to respect the existing rooms and preserve their charm, but without being intimidated by their cold classicism. The project looks for discretion and neutrality while inserting all the many necessary new elements. Like the new staircase in perforated metal -the trigger of the typological change- that connects seven different levels illuminating them with a big skylight.

Image Courtesy Beppe Giardino

  • Architects: MARC
  • Project: Tosetto, Weigmann and Associates
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Designers: Subhash Mukerjee, Michele Bonino
  • Collaborators: Lucia Baima, Cristina Cordeschi, Cinthya Luglio, Francesco Strocchio, Tommaso Rocca
  • Partners for engineering: FRED (structural engineer: Riccardo Sampietro; HVAC engineer: Daniele Forte; accounting and Security: Filippo Rizzo)
  • Program office: 1.800 sqm
  • Schedule: 2010-2011
  • Client: Tosetto, Weigmann e Associati
  • Photographer: Beppe Giardino

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House in Mathi, Turin, Italy by MARC

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Article source: MARC

Transformation of a few barns into a house/studio and more, Mathi (Turin, Italy)

The client decides to leave his nice apartment downtown Torino to move his family to his hometown, restoring a big shed, little more than a roof in ruins, adjacent to the little house he restored with his wife in the years after their wedding. It is a long-time dream, for which he is eager to invest most of his resources. After interviewing several architects, he asks MARC to design a special house, irrational, for his whole life. MARC decides to accept this responsibility with the client’s same honesty and passion.

MARC. HOUSE IN MATHI. Transformation of a few barns into a house/studio and more, Mathi, Turin, Italy (photo: Beppe Giardino)

  • Architect: MARC
  • Name of Project: House in Mathi
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Designers: Subhash Mukerjee, Michele Bonino
  • Collaborators: Lucia Baima, Mi-Jung Kim, Tommaso Rocca
  • Photographer: Beppe Giardino

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Domino in Turin, Italy by MARC

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Article source: MARC

A big web-marketing agency moves into a conventional four-story building out of the city center. It promotes a contest among design offices, asking an architecture able to represent and strengthen the identity of its immaterial work, without relying on predictable cyberpunk or – worse – high-tech languages. MARC wins of the contest with this answer: the needed architecture is… restoration. The necessary immateriality is achieved literally, subtracting material from all the thick layers that had hidden what gradually reveals to be a decent building from the beginning of the 20th century.

Image Courtesy Beppe Giardino

  • Architects: MARC
  • Project: Domino
  • Location: Turin, Italy
  • Designers: Subhash Mukerjee, Michele Bonino
  • Collaborators: Lucia Baima, Mi-Jung Kim, Tommaso Rocca
  • Partners for engineering: FRED (structural engineer: Riccardo Sampietro; HVAC engineer: Daniele Forte; accounting and Security: Filippo Rizzo)
  • Program: office: 950 sqm
  • Schedule: 2009-2010
  • Client: Domino s.r.l.
  • Photographer: Beppe Giardino

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