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Autostyle 2012 and the Popemobile
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Autostyle 2012 and the Popemobile

Articolo di: Claudia Foresti
Data Pubblicazione: 31 December 2013

The 9th Autostyle Design Competition is now underway, the international car design event organized by Barman, a company specializing in the production of auto parts and accessories. Each year, contributions are submitted by design academies, automakers and technicians from all over the world. The 2012 edition has a very interesting new focus for young designers from international schools: to take part in the design of a Popemobile for reduced emissions. The Libreria Editrice Vaticana will publish the best projects in a special book. The works will be judged by a jury composed of well-known designers and technicians of international auto manufacturers. The Benedictine Abbey of San Benedetto Po (Mantua) will host the prize ceremony of the competition, at the beginning of October. It will also be possible to visit an exhibition of the projects for the new Popemobile. autostyle@berman.it.

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The 8 rules of light for architecture
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The 8 rules of light for architecture

Data Pubblicazione: 31 December 2013

Luca Molinari concludes the season of SpazioFMGperL’architettura, the gallery in Milan of Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti at via Borgognone 27, with the first solo show on Mario Nanni, the internationally renowned lighting designer. The Eight Rules of Light of Mario Nanni is the title of the show, which retraces the designer’s career in images, drawings, words, windows on the world of lighting design. Thirty-five years of observation, listening, experience, love for study and knowledge of light, summed up by Mario Nanni in rules, each of which is represented by one project. The Guell cupola of the Gaudi Center Reus, the Light of Music for Teatro alla Scala, the Light Thermometer for Plaza Zabalburu in Bilbao, in an itinerary that narrates how to move in space and, above all, how to experience its emotions.

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SkiCAD
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SkiCAD

Data Pubblicazione: 31 December 2013

The ski competition for architects and designers will be held on the trails of Courmayeur, in Valle D’Aosta. This is the 8th edition of skiCAD, the international competition for architects and designers, with prizes offered by the most important design companies. The initiative, ten years after the first edition, is one of the most amusing and interesting meeting places for sector professionals. The giant slalom on skis or snowboards will be the first test. After the prizes are handed out, if the weather conditions are good all the participants can enjoy a nighttime ski run. Open to all Italian and foreign architects and designers. www.skicad.it.

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Zoom. Italian design and the photography of Aldo and Marirosa Ballo
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Zoom. Italian design and the photography of Aldo and Marirosa Ballo

Data Pubblicazione: 31 December 2013

In the second half of the 20th century Italian design achieved worldwide acclaim. A big part of its success can be attributed to the Milanese photographers Aldo Ballo and Marirosa Toscani Ballo: practically all the classics from that period have been photographed by them. Their pictures reveal the beauty and functional quality of objects, conveying their message. The exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum offers a new way of looking at the history of Italian design. The capacity to interpret and to identify with things, granting the future signs of the times and of the protagonists of a legendary design era: Albini, Aulenti, Bellini, Castiglioni, Colombo, Mendini, Pesce, Ponti, Sarfatti, Sottsass and Superstudio. www.design-museum.de/museum/news.

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Opera House
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Opera House

Data Pubblicazione: 31 December 2013

The project, divided into two parts, the Grand Theater with 1800 seats and an adjacent multifunctional hall with 400 seats, in Guangzhou, China, is by Zaha Hadid: no right angles, inclined walls and ceilings, with the form of the public circulation routes designed to make them converge at different points. The ‘dramatic’ effect of the interior design is truly spectacular. The niches in the walls, the perspective lines from the entrance area and the way the building opens are all features utilized to play with the perceptions of visitors with respect to the space. The interior design by Zaha Hadid is extremely complex. Every single project required custom solutions. HI-MACS®, the solid-surface material, thanks to its sculptural malleability, its respect for the environment and its excellent stability, is the ideal choice for the exceptional formal vocabulary of this architect.