Archinect - News 2014-07-24T11:41:59-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104337959/rome-home-of-the-tod-s-colosseum-fendi-fountain-and-the-spanish-bulgari-steps Rome, home of the Tod’s Colosseum, Fendi Fountain and the Spanish "Bulgari" Steps Archinect 2014-07-16T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T18:23:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1c/1c4debe92c361445618a031dcd7884bd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The practice of using corporate largess to finance restoration projects for public antiquities was once fairly rare here. But with the nation struggling with a stagnant economy and crushing public debt &mdash; Rome is flirting off and on with bankruptcy &mdash; politicians are now looking to private companies and international sources to help preserve Italy&rsquo;s cultural heritage.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104263892/lego-architecture-to-launch-in-europe-at-the-italian-villa-pennisi-in-musica-event-this-august LEGO Architecture to launch in Europe at the Italian “Villa Pennisi in Musica” event this August Justine Testado 2014-07-15T19:19:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T13:21:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6wwp6tuwjl0ik2h6.jpg" width="514" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>LEGO Architecture is making its European debut on August 1 in the "Villa Pennisi in Musica" event at the 19th-century Pennisi Villa in Italy. The event is part of a program that brings an Italian architecture summer school and a classical music masterclass under the same roof.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture students will use <a href="http://architecture.lego.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEGO Architecture</a> to form their ideas as they explore ways to design and build a wooden acoustic shell for the event's outdoor chamber music performances&nbsp;&mdash; in less than 10 days.</p><p>Read more about the event on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/lego_architecture_to_launch_in_europe_at_the_italian_villa_pennisi_in_music/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>See previous coverage on LEGO Architecture <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78469173/lego-architecture-studio-now-in-stores" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101646899/barkow-leibinger-s-kinetic-wall-prototype-exhibited-at-the-venice-biennale-2014 Barkow Leibinger’s “Kinetic Wall” prototype exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2014 Justine Testado 2014-06-11T20:37:00-04:00 >2014-06-13T13:21:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0udwgo4fwezzy8v2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>American/German architectural practice Barkow Leibinger is back at the Venice Biennale with "Kinetic Wall". Specifically designed for this year's Biennale, the prototype highlights the evolution of wall-making while also standing as an ode to the 20th century fantasy of kinetic architecture -- or architecture that can move. Kinetic Wall is currently on display in the Wall Room at the "Elements of Architecture&ldquo; exhibition in the Venice Biennale.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1u/1ukx9lfh8nu9lr68.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xh/xhves4pn2i9qkm0c.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8rykmi4zpj507w7e.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5y/5ycd0k8wko7fr71v.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gh/ghv772bbcs9t2hhl.jpg"><br><br>Get more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/barkow_leibingers_kinetic_wall_prototype_exhibited_at_the_venice_biennale_2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>See it in action in the video below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99840077/boeri-studio-s-bosco-verticale-in-milan-makes-the-forest-tower-fantasy-a-reality Boeri Studio's Bosco Verticale in Milan makes the forest tower fantasy a reality Justine Testado 2014-05-16T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T20:22:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/94bwbzi8ld04y0lx.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1644/stefano-boeri-architetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boeri Studio</a> will soon realize the dream of the forest tower with Bosco Verticale, or Vertical Forest -- and they're building two. The thought of a tower "built" out of living greenery has been rendered by architects numerous times, it has reached the point where it's considered <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89295240/eco-porn-competition-results-expose-the-sassy-side-of-green-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a trope of green architecture</a>. But from an idealistic view, seeing the tree-tower design get past the planning stage and move toward completion is quite refreshing, if not intriguing, to say the least.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/le/leosrlvkg74mwzql.jpg"></p><p>Located in Milan's redeveloping complex of Porta Nuova Isola, Vertical Forest was designed to help alleviate the city's increasing air pollution problem and provide a biological urban habitat in a total area of 40,000&nbsp;m2.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0exx4xo3omq1tel2.jpg"></p><p>The towers -- at 110 meters and 76 meters tall -- allegedly have 900 trees (measuring between 3m-6m) already planted in the residential balconies, along with 5,000 shrubs and 11,000 floral plants on terraces up to the 27th floor. As described by the studio, the vast number of plants will not on...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98854019/ruined-bridges-of-italy-reconceived-as-vertical-cities-of-the-future Ruined bridges of Italy reconceived as vertical cities of the future Archinect 2014-04-28T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:13:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/0589f240953b4531937b3cbc8985265e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed to be an autonomous community, the top of the bridge would serve as a pedestrian walkway with a section cordoned off for cars. Below, self-sustaining residences, shops, and leisure centers would be built into the bridges' support structures. The concept imagines residents living comfortably in the neighborhoods created within the upside-down towers, all while enjoying the view of the Calabrian countryside.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98218917/the-urban-algae-canopy-shows-the-power-of-algaetecture-for-milan-expo-2015 The Urban Algae Canopy shows the power of "algaetecture" for Milan Expo 2015 Justine Testado 2014-04-17T19:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:51:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ld2hb4ishvmadbq0.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here's another look at what to expect at the <a href="http://en.expo2015.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan Expo</a> in 2015. As part of the Expo's Future Food District project, the Urban Algae Canopy shows the great potential of micro algae organisms for integrative greener, cleaner bio-digital architecture. London-based <a href="http://www.ecologicstudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ecoLogicStudio</a> designed the pavilion in collaboration with local architect <a href="http://cesaregriffa.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cesare Griffa</a>.</p><p>Full-scale prototypes of the pavilion are currently being previewed at the INTERNI &lsquo;Feeding New Ideas for the City&rsquo; exhibition at Cortile d&rsquo;Onore, University of Milan, Festa del Perdono happening until April 18.</p><p>Once it's fully built, the canopy will be able to produce oxygen equivalent to 4 hectares of woodland and up to 150kg of biomass per day -- 60% of which are natural vegetal proteins.</p><p>Dig into the project details right below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvemft8agvhqy7bd.jpg"></p><p>"The Urban Algae Canopy, based on ecoLogicStudio&rsquo;s six years long research on building integrated bio-digital systems, is presented here with a 1:1 scale prototype of the world&rsquo;s first bio-digital canopy integra...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95032719/get-lectured-kent-state-university-spring-14 Get Lectured: Kent State University, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-06T13:34:00-05:00 >2014-03-07T08:21:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sy/sy5ra47dbdqojnyg.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><b><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></b><br><br>Archinect's <i>Get Lectured</i> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Since we've been receiving more submissions lately, we're gonna show off posters more often &mdash; and so you can see what events are happening in architecture schools right now!<br><br>For today, we'll be featuring lecture events from the Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) and the Kent State University Florence Program in Italy. (attached below)</p><p><i>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</i></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events only. Unless noted, <strong>CAED lectures</strong> will take place at 5:00 pm. Note ea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89211726/call-for-projects-ceramics-of-italy-2014-tile-competition Call for Projects: Ceramics of Italy 2014 Tile Competition Sponsor 2014-01-06T12:24:00-05:00 >2014-01-07T19:33:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oe/oepcrihmrf6hwzp3.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>This sponsored post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.tilecompetition.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition</a>:</em></p> <p> Ceramics of Italy never lets an outstanding project go unnoticed. From corporate headquarters with ventilated porcelain facades to summer homes featuring decorative ceramics, enter your best projects in the 2014 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition for the chance to win $4,000 and a trip to Italy!</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wzzksd8zjqbugosy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition is an annual awards program sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission. It celebrates the pairing of innovative design ideas with products from Italy&rsquo;s leading ceramic tile manufacturers in creating spaces that are well-appointed, timeless and sustainable. Past winners have included SHoP Architects, Yabu Pushelberg and Bernard Tschumi Architects.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kr/krqq799mcpo4htt9.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For the 2014 edition, North America-based architects and designers are invited to submit domestic and international, new or renovated projects completed betw...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88751823/results-for-post-quake-visions-revealed Results for “Post-Quake Visions” revealed Justine Testado 2013-12-13T13:03:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:24:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bou2pei5a8rx7u74.jpg" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young Architects Competitions recently announced the winning projects for Post-Quake Visions. The international ideas competition aimed to encourage research and new ideas for the reconstruction of the Italian City of Crevalcore, which was struck by a May 2012 earthquake that destroyed hundreds of ancient buildings. Out of 356 teams from over 54 countries, the jury selected 3 prize winners, 4 "gold" honorable mentions, and 8 honorable mentions.</p></em><br /><br /><p> These are the top three winners:</p> <p> <strong>1st Prize winner: </strong>271219VC<br> Team: Caterina Spadoni, Valentina Brunetti</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8b62g7jgnp0xdf8.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>2nd Prize winner: </strong>playhouse<br> Team: Luca Nicoletto, Emanuele Paladin, Marco Paronuzzi</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dg/dgveacmw32dujqdy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>3rd Prize winner:</strong> Neves Lopes Architects<br> Team: Fabio Ferreira Neves, Paulo Lopes</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sa/sa7qayy8xj0wpxmu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> To see more projects, click <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/results_for_post-quake_visions_revealed/" target="_blank">here</a> to read the Bustler article.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88530806/unstudio-s-motion-matters-exhibition-at-the-maxxi-museum-in-rome UNStudio’s Motion Matters exhibition at the MAXXI Museum in Rome Justine Testado 2013-12-10T16:10:00-05:00 >2013-12-10T23:46:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awe85qcirj2nj8nn.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After two successful showings, the third edition of UNStudio's Motion Matters exhibition opened at the MAXXI Museum in Rome on Dec. 6. As an exploration of movement, space, and perspective, the site-specific installation has visitors interact with and experience 10 rescaled representations of UNStudio's architectural designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e08msxg2roxi60zu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uu/uuln3bpsklwcb1xc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6c4hmqpbrls6e93r.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Get more details at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unstudios_motion_matters_exhibition_at_the_maxxi_museum_in_rome/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> Photos &copy; Cesare Querci</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80996307/architect-renzo-piano-named-among-honorary-italian-senators Architect Renzo Piano named among honorary Italian senators Archinect 2013-09-03T18:48:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:51:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6fd3fedd6f44f05e5414c0d1a0b082fd.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Renzo Piano, the award-winning architect who gave London the Shard and Paris the Pompidou centre, has been granted one of his country's highest honours, being named a senator for life by the Italian president. Giorgio Napolitano said the 75-year-old was among four distinguished Italians whose achievements in the cultural and scientific fields would allow them to contribute to the nation's parliament "in absolute independence of any party political considerations".</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/80426652/vines-and-vintner-beautify-a-tuscan-hill Vines and Vintner Beautify a Tuscan Hill anthony dong 2013-08-27T12:31:00-04:00 >2014-05-04T18:17:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5blbaqevzd0ws3ah.jpg" width="514" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>That the Antinori family embraced a more ambitious project, allowed Archea to design everything down to the furniture and fittings, then paid the bills after the budget more than doubled from its original $45 million, and also endured years of delays because of construction problems, shows how much fine, successful architecture depends on the right client.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/75452113/ancient-roman-concrete-is-about-to-revolutionize-modern-architecture Ancient Roman Concrete Is About to Revolutionize Modern Architecture Archinect 2013-06-17T15:39:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T08:14:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8fce5577ffdd76ff26acb1eb53d08c2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After 2,000 years, a long-lost secret behind the creation of one of the world&rsquo;s most durable man-made creations ever&mdash;Roman concrete&mdash;has finally been discovered by an international team of scientists, and it may have a significant impact on how we build cities of the future.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/70171367/an-open-letter-to-milan-s-mayor-about-his-dismissal-of-stefano-boeri An open letter to Milan's Mayor about his dismissal of Stefano Boeri Archinect 2013-03-27T12:06:00-04:00 >2013-03-27T12:14:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zih9sftdz3r7az21.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Open letter to Giuliano Pisapia, Mayor of Milan, from the international community of arts &amp; culture...<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> Dear Mayor Pisapia,</p> <p> It is with regret and disappointment that we learn that Stefano Boeri was dismissed from his position as Councillor for Design, Fashion and Culture for the city of Milan.</p> <p> Thanks to the energy and commitment of Boeri, and despite the deepening of the gravest crisis to have faced Italy since the postwar years, since 2011 Milan has succeded in projecting an image of renewed cultural vibrancy and dynamism onto the international stage. Thanks to Boeri's many initiatives&mdash;citywide events such as Book City and Piano City, or international exhibitions of internationally renowned artists such as the Marina Abramovic, Picasso, Bramantino, Alberto Garutti and Jeff Wall&mdash;Milan had finally succeeded in reaffirming itself forcefully on the international stage as an epicentre of art, design, fashion and culture.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z5g8pz9laiu9rpot.jpg" title=""><br><em>Mayor Giuliano Pisapia</em></p> <p> This unmotivated dismissal de...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68531159/bernard-tschumi-presents-grottammare-cultural-center-his-first-project-in-italy Bernard Tschumi presents Grottammare Cultural Center, his first project in Italy Alexander Walter 2013-02-28T16:30:00-05:00 >2013-03-04T21:10:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cjr7l4agn2h4nu4.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bernard Tschumi Architects has unveiled the schematic design for the firm's first work in Italy: ANIMA, a new cultural center in the city of Grottammare. The project has been commissioned by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Ascoli Piceno and the Municipality of Grottammare and is expected to be completed by 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/68323387/architect-wants-to-relocate-new-jersey-frank-lloyd-wright-to-italy Architect Wants to Relocate New Jersey Frank Lloyd Wright to Italy Archinect 2013-02-25T14:38:00-05:00 >2013-02-25T14:39:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6fdbf74d415e69c859f74bd1207f7266.jpg" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wright aficionado and architect Paolo Bulletti has launched an effort to purchase the 1954 Bachman Wilson House, one of Wright&rsquo;s Usonian Houses in New Jersey, and transport the structure to the town of Fiesole outside Florence.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/67066968/fendi-to-rescue-crumbling-trevi-fountain Fendi To Rescue Crumbling Trevi Fountain Anna Johnson 2013-02-07T11:47:00-05:00 >2013-02-12T16:38:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zcheo16dg8xmgybr.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Luxury fashion will meet Roman architecture as Italian fashion house Fendi has pledged &euro;2.1 million to restore five of Rome&rsquo;s beloved fountains, including the iconic Trevi Fountain. Fendi, founded in Rome in the 1920s, is now part of French luxury giant LVMH. The fashion house opted to invest in restoring one of Rome&rsquo;s architectural treasures due to a self-described &ldquo;deep bond with the Eternal City.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/65208132/world-s-first-vertical-forest-will-open-this-year-in-milan World's First Vertical Forest Will Open This Year in Milan DianePham 2013-01-10T10:05:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:18:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1k/1kaxtalwhd4ldc99.jpg" width="514" height="234" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in 2011 we reported on the Bosco Verticale &mdash; a new superstructure designed to bring the world's first vertical forest to Milan, Italy. While many were skeptical when it came to the feasibility of construction, Boeri Studio reports that the structure is certainly more than just a fantasy - in fact it's well on its way to being completed this year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/64541820/ancient-arts-center-discovered-under-rome-s-piazza-venezia Ancient Arts Center Discovered Under Rome's Piazza Venezia Archinect 2012-12-31T12:22:00-05:00 >2013-01-01T19:57:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z5/z55zwtj4ctzuhx0r.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eighteen feet below one of Rome&rsquo;s most-trafficked junctions is a 900-seat arts center dating back to the second-century reign of Emperor Hadrian, Italian archaeologists have announced. The discovery, widely seen as the most important in Rome in 80 years, came as a result of digging for the city&rsquo;s third subway line. Archeologists spent the last five years excavating two halls of the structure under the Piazza Venezia, which is believed to be an arts center, or auditorium, built by Hadrian.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63348730/yap-maxxi-2013-five-finalists-announced YAP MAXXI 2013: five finalists announced Archinect 2012-12-13T17:45:00-05:00 >2013-07-02T19:57:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afb65f96384c27af0f225cd01859d7d9.jpg" width="514" height="164" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The jury &ndash; composed of the directors of the MAXXI, representatives of the MoMA and Constructo in Santiago Chile &ndash; met on Wednesday 28 November to select the five finalists who, by January 2013, must present their projects for the realisation of a temporary space for live summer events in the MAXXI Plaza. The jury will meet once again to select the project to be constructed and inaugurated in June.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The five finalists include:</p> <ul><li> bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana, Turin</li> <li> AK0 &ndash; architettura a kilometro zero, Rome</li> <li> LABORATORIO PERMANENTE, Milan</li> <li> Matilde Cassani, Milan</li> <li> LOOP Landscape &amp; Architecture Design, based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands</li> </ul><p> <strong>UPDATES:</strong></p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76320827/yap-maxxi-2013-installation-completed-in-rome" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YAP MAXXI 2013 Installation Completed in Rome</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/67043745/bam-bottega-di-architettura-metropolitana-wins-yap-maxxi-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana wins YAP MAXXI 2013</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/62411314/sanaa-presents-their-design-for-the-new-bocconi-university-campus SANAA presents their design for the new Bocconi University campus Archinect 2012-11-29T19:27:00-05:00 >2012-12-10T18:42:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42256e6046f46fc077dee05f71ff6262.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After the success linked to their Rolex Learning Centre, built on the campus of EPFL Ecole Polytechnique F&eacute;d&eacute;rale de Lausanne, SANAA again set out to design a non-hierarchal relationship between the elements of a landscape that is human before it is architectural. The campus lies on the former site of Milan's Centrale del Latte (milk-processing plant), whose north side is attached to the university's existing complex.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62390166/hok-team-selected-to-design-new-global-hub-for-biomedical-research-in-italy HOK Team Selected to Design New Global Hub for Biomedical Research in Italy Archinect 2012-11-29T11:48:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T18:58:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f07uqmd7opq0716g.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> HOK has been selected as lead architect for the Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center (BRBC) near Palermo, Sicily, in Southern Italy. HOK&rsquo;s team was selected from a field of 14 entrants in an international design competition.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/415mh38nafyjigps.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plans for the 334,000-square-foot (31,000-square-meter) facility were unveiled on Nov. 27 in Palermo, Sicily, in an event attended by Italian political leaders including Prime Minister Mario Monti and Rosario Crocetta, president of the Region of Sicily. Leaders from UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), the University of Pittsburgh, the Ri.MED Foundation and HOK also attended the event.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2mf4t4yz9ite610.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The $269 million (210 million-euro), world-class research facility will be a global hub for biomedical research and development. Managed by UPMC, the facility&rsquo;s focus on translational science will move research quickly from the lab to the marketplace. The ultimate goal is to prevent or cure diseases while improving the quality of life and life...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60500323/italian-architect-gae-aulenti-dies-at-85 Italian architect Gae Aulenti dies at 85 Archinect 2012-11-01T12:18:00-04:00 >2012-11-05T19:41:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ai/ai947mdvxkj8eial.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Italian architect, designer and teacher Gae Aulenti died late on Wednesday at her Milan home. She was 85 years old and had been ill for some time. Born in Palazzolo della Stella near the northern city of Udine, Aulenti trained as an architect at Milan's Polytechnical University graduating in 1959 and quickly became one of the few well-recognized women working in Italian postwar design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/33581586/plans-to-restore-crumbling-colosseum-cause-rumblings-in-rome Plans to restore crumbling Colosseum cause rumblings in Rome Archinect 2012-01-06T17:11:00-05:00 >2012-01-06T17:36:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7f7b7607e39ac4108ac02c564d825c12.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Restoration of the monument, which attracts up to two million visitors a year, is due to go ahead in March and will involve cleaning of the travertine exterior, the restoration of underground chambers, new gating, the moving of visitor service stations to an area outside of the building itself and increased video security.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/14307849/office-building-and-logistic-center-by-modostudio Office building and logistic center by modostudio Archinect 2011-07-22T20:58:55-04:00 >2011-07-22T21:08:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lb/lb7ka7kwg9neq2vn.jpg" width="514" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The project is located in a strategic industrial area, well connected with the main highway which bring traffic from the north to the south part of Italy. The site area is highly visible from the highway, and the client requests were to create a very strong and recognazible facade.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/45/450s8ituu3cp5b3h.jpg"></p> <p> The project, even in its extreme simplicity composition, aims to transmit the values of innovation, comfort, technology, relax and brand representation. Due to that, the facade represents the image of the building. It covers over 2000 sqm of company offices on two storeys. The offices are located in the south part of the building along the short side of the building. All the offices are faced towards the Vesuvio Vulcan.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wd/wddpsxxtrj2cro33.jpg"></p> <p> The ground floor hosts the main entrance hall which is located in a baricentric area. The main hall brings employees and clients to the other office departments: marketing, administration, design, product, retail, direction and the showroom.</p> <p> The offices are designed in order ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/14061389/venice-cityvision-competition-announces-winners Venice CityVision Competition Announces Winners Alexander Walter 2011-07-20T17:40:05-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9u/9ugwyya6w6sn57na.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two winners, one special prize, and eleven honorable mentions have been announced in the Venice CityVision Competition. The international ideas competition routinely challenges architects, engineers, designers, students and creative individuals to develop visionary urban proposals with the intention of stimulating and supporting the contemporary city, in this case Venice.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>