architettura

Oriental Overtones

On the hills around Cuneo, in Piedmont, a villa in the midst of greenery with large windows overlooking the landscape becomes the protagonist of a disrupting narrative, with a wink at Japan and the craftsmanship of objects Made in Italy

Sicilian ‘dolcevita’

A setting for living of dry masonry walls and pure volumes in a citrus grove, in dialogue with the Mediterranean brush, the horizon open to the sea, the lights and shadows of Vendicari

Sicilian ‘dolcevita’

A setting for living of dry masonry walls and pure volumes in a citrus grove, in dialogue with the Mediterranean brush, the horizon open to the sea, the lights and shadows of Vendicari

Architecture is boring

Repetition of formats and lack of atmosphere are killing architecture, making it terribly tedious. And the fault lies not just with a system that strives for short-term gains, but also with architects, who have forgotten how to have fun

Nexxt

In Milan, to the south of the rail yard of Porta Romana, NEXXT, the new Fastweb headquarters, is the first building in the Symbiosis master plan, part of the European project Sharing Cities (also involving London and Lisbon), focusing on values of environmental sustainability and the creation of new public spaces

Nexxt

In Milan, to the south of the rail yard of Porta Romana, NEXXT, the new Fastweb headquarters, is the first building in the Symbiosis master plan, part of the European project Sharing Cities (also involving London and Lisbon), focusing on values of environmental sustainability and the creation of new public spaces

The green intelligence of cities

Using plants to purify air, improving its quality and refresh it, is not only possible and pleasurable. It also saves energy, and creates a great economical advantage

The house of a thousand stories

Antique and contemporary face off in a bed & breakfast in Mantua with a view of Leon Battista Alberti, designed by the studio Archiplan. An ongoing tension between opposites, with frescos and ‘talking’ furnishings

The house of a thousand stories

Antique and contemporary face off in a bed & breakfast in Mantua with a view of Leon Battista Alberti, designed by the studio Archiplan. An ongoing tension between opposites, with frescos and ‘talking’ furnishings

Alvisi Kirimoto: blues in the clouds

In Chicago, Rome-based studio Alvisi Kirimoto redesigns the 32nd floor of a skyscraper, creating managerial offices for a well-known international company by absorbing the urban grid below and its most intriguing surprises: first of all, art

Marco Piva: The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel

In the heart of the capital, the geometry and light of the famous temple have inspired the design of the Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel, located nearby: a contemporary space that pays homage to Italian culture and style

Thread

Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a German artist who worked in the Bauhaus at Weimar. In those years his works attempted to disrupt the static character of painting, to bring out the instability of forms through repetition of abstract geometric modules, making use only of primary colors, in keeping with his motto: “minimum means, maximum effect.”… View Article

Oriental Overtones

On the hills around Cuneo, in Piedmont, a villa in the midst of greenery with large windows overlooking the landscape becomes the protagonist of a disrupting narrative, with a wink at Japan and the craftsmanship of objects Made in Italy

Architecture is boring

Repetition of formats and lack of atmosphere are killing architecture, making it terribly tedious. And the fault lies not just with a system that strives for short-term gains, but also with architects, who have forgotten how to have fun

The green intelligence of cities

Using plants to purify air, improving its quality and refresh it, is not only possible and pleasurable. It also saves energy, and creates a great economical advantage

Iosa Ghini Associati, a suspended street

The Marconi Express is the new people mover in Bologna that connects the airport to the rail station, at a distance of five kilometers, in a harmonious, sustainable way of joining city and country. An infrastructural work conceived as a compositional contribution to the formation of a new image of the urban landscape

Iosa Ghini Associati, a suspended street

The Marconi Express is the new people mover in Bologna that connects the airport to the rail station, at a distance of five kilometers, in a harmonious, sustainable way of joining city and country. An infrastructural work conceived as a compositional contribution to the formation of a new image of the urban landscape

Alvisi Kirimoto: blues in the clouds

In Chicago, Rome-based studio Alvisi Kirimoto redesigns the 32nd floor of a skyscraper, creating managerial offices for a well-known international company by absorbing the urban grid below and its most intriguing surprises: first of all, art

The Vessel

British designer Thomas Heatherwick in the center of New York with the Vessel, part of an extensive project, confirms his interest in urban public spaces

The Vessel

British designer Thomas Heatherwick in the center of New York with the Vessel, part of an extensive project, confirms his interest in urban public spaces

Marco Piva: The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel

In the heart of the capital, the geometry and light of the famous temple have inspired the design of the Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel, located nearby: a contemporary space that pays homage to Italian culture and style

New Glass House

Amidst the vineyards of Franciacorta, the house of the future is a reality. Valentina Moretti, founder of Moretti More, reveals the secrets of a revolutionary system for building custom-designed houses. Starting with her own, designed together with her husband Francesco Matricardi.

New Glass House

Amidst the vineyards of Franciacorta, the house of the future is a reality. Valentina Moretti, founder of Moretti More, reveals the secrets of a revolutionary system for building custom-designed houses. Starting with her own, designed together with her husband Francesco Matricardi.

Thread

Josef Albers (1888-1976) was a German artist who worked in the Bauhaus at Weimar. In those years his works attempted to disrupt the static character of painting, to bring out the instability of forms through repetition of abstract geometric modules, making use only of primary colors, in keeping with his motto: “minimum means, maximum effect.”… View Article