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A Pinecone House

“They are suspended at approximately 10 metres in height. The first is supported by three trees while the second is anchored to a single trunk.” We are talking to the architect Claudio Beltrame, on at the opening of his ‘Pigne’, two mini eco-lodges situated in a forest of firs in the Carnic Alps. Created for… View Article

Looking into the distance

The search for wider horizons has prompted Peter Pichler, a young architect from Alto Adige, to look beyond the Alps. To explore the new worlds of design: from China to the skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi. Without losing sight of the snow-capped peaks of his native Bolzano   Photos Oskar Dariz and Jens Rüssman  – Article… View Article

Looking into the distance

The search for wider horizons has prompted Peter Pichler, a young architect from Alto Adige, to look beyond the Alps. To explore the new worlds of design: from China to the skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi. Without losing sight of the snow-capped peaks of his native Bolzano   Photos Oskar Dariz and Jens Rüssman  – Article… View Article

La casa degli associati

Total renovation, from layout to functions to furnishings, modernization of physical plant systems – also for energy savings – and even the color of the walls: the Federlegno Arredo Eventi headquarters in Rome has a new look, offering its members functional spaces for encounters and teamwork. The facility of 300 square meters in the center of Rome… View Article

The vision of the whole

There is always a bit of inevitable narcissism in making design. Especially if you do it with a brand that bears your own name. Behind every project there is always the conviction that an idea, a form or an object can improve our way of living, dwelling and doing. And it is only natural that… View Article

The vision of the whole

There is always a bit of inevitable narcissism in making design. Especially if you do it with a brand that bears your own name. Behind every project there is always the conviction that an idea, a form or an object can improve our way of living, dwelling and doing. And it is only natural that… View Article

The Suspended Monolith

Secluded and cosy, purposefully protected by a band of lawn that acts both as a connection to and separation from the surrounding landscape, this single-family home (designed by Parisotto+Formenton Architetti) rising over two levels immediately makes its introverted character plain. The compositional solution, strong and compact, superimposes two regular parallelepipeds of different sizes to create a… View Article

The theater of Objects

Emilia Serra, architect, and Andrea Mancuso, designer, better known as Analogia Project, met in London at the Royal College of Arts in 2010, and continued their experiences in that city working with Nigel Coates. Then they decided to go back to Italy, “because you often forget that the best companies and artisans are here, and… View Article

The Urban Dreadnought and Other Stories

The “Right to Material” is a concept of reference in the complex design work of Alfonso Femia and Gianluca Peluffo, who in 1995, 21 years ago, founded their architecture studio 5+1AA in Genoa and consolidated their human and professional partnership. The works we present on these pages underscore a sense of ongoing experimentation with the… View Article

Hands on design

“What do the Italians and the Japanese have in common? The sense of beauty and the passion for well-made things.” So says Kaori Shiina, a Japanese designer who has lived in Milan for 20 years (she took her first career steps in the historic studio of De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi), who together with Riccardo Nardi,… View Article

A Pinecone House

“They are suspended at approximately 10 metres in height. The first is supported by three trees while the second is anchored to a single trunk.” We are talking to the architect Claudio Beltrame, on at the opening of his ‘Pigne’, two mini eco-lodges situated in a forest of firs in the Carnic Alps. Created for… View Article

La casa degli associati

Total renovation, from layout to functions to furnishings, modernization of physical plant systems – also for energy savings – and even the color of the walls: the Federlegno Arredo Eventi headquarters in Rome has a new look, offering its members functional spaces for encounters and teamwork. The facility of 300 square meters in the center of Rome… View Article

The Suspended Monolith

Secluded and cosy, purposefully protected by a band of lawn that acts both as a connection to and separation from the surrounding landscape, this single-family home (designed by Parisotto+Formenton Architetti) rising over two levels immediately makes its introverted character plain. The compositional solution, strong and compact, superimposes two regular parallelepipeds of different sizes to create a… View Article

The theater of Objects

Emilia Serra, architect, and Andrea Mancuso, designer, better known as Analogia Project, met in London at the Royal College of Arts in 2010, and continued their experiences in that city working with Nigel Coates. Then they decided to go back to Italy, “because you often forget that the best companies and artisans are here, and… View Article

Luca Trazzi: little big projects

“Emotional belonging is the project phase of design.” Our conversation with Luca Trazzi, architect and industrial designer, over 20 years on the international design scene (in Milan and his studio in Shanghai), begins with these words. To talk about his latest works: a coffee machine for illycaffé and a collection of small appliances for Viceversa…. View Article

Luca Trazzi: little big projects

“Emotional belonging is the project phase of design.” Our conversation with Luca Trazzi, architect and industrial designer, over 20 years on the international design scene (in Milan and his studio in Shanghai), begins with these words. To talk about his latest works: a coffee machine for illycaffé and a collection of small appliances for Viceversa…. View Article

The Urban Dreadnought and Other Stories

The “Right to Material” is a concept of reference in the complex design work of Alfonso Femia and Gianluca Peluffo, who in 1995, 21 years ago, founded their architecture studio 5+1AA in Genoa and consolidated their human and professional partnership. The works we present on these pages underscore a sense of ongoing experimentation with the… View Article

The parallel worlds of Gwenael Nicolas

I met with the architect Gwenael Nicolas in Milan. It was a favorable moment: the opening of the new Dolce&Gabbana boutique on Via Montenapoleone, in the heart of the city’s fashion quad. This project comes on the heels of the opening of another store of the Sicilian brand in Tokyo, where Nicolas – French by… View Article

The parallel worlds of Gwenael Nicolas

I met with the architect Gwenael Nicolas in Milan. It was a favorable moment: the opening of the new Dolce&Gabbana boutique on Via Montenapoleone, in the heart of the city’s fashion quad. This project comes on the heels of the opening of another store of the Sicilian brand in Tokyo, where Nicolas – French by… View Article

Hands on design

“What do the Italians and the Japanese have in common? The sense of beauty and the passion for well-made things.” So says Kaori Shiina, a Japanese designer who has lived in Milan for 20 years (she took her first career steps in the historic studio of De Pas, D’Urbino, Lomazzi), who together with Riccardo Nardi,… View Article