Archinect - News 2017-08-19T20:31:42-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150019638/humanities-go-digital-with-archive-of-historic-rome Humanities go digital with archive of historic Rome Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-26T19:42:00-04:00 >2017-07-26T19:52:14-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/wg/wg8cc2wl967clgja.jpg" width="650" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A multidisciplinary team of researchers&nbsp;from University&nbsp;of Oregon, Stanford and Dartmouth have co-developed a new digital archive. The collection contains nearly 4,000 drawings, prints, paintings and photographs of historic Rome from the 16th to 20th centuries that are now available <a href="https://exhibits.stanford.edu/lanciani" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">online</a> to the public. The Rodolfo Lanciani Digital Archive brings together pieces collected by Lanciani, a renowned Roman archaeologist, and reflect Rome&rsquo;s transformation over the centuries. The physical collection is housed in the Palazzo Venezia.&nbsp;</p> <p>UO architecture Professor James Tice, principal investigator for the Rodolfo Lanciani Digital Archive, notes the project makes accessible <em>&ldquo;</em>a precious archival collection and demonstrates how similar materials can be made available to scholars, students and the general public through the digital humanities.<em>&rdquo;&nbsp;</em></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/b7/b7lvtef4jh42c9qs.PNG" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/b7/b7lvtef4jh42c9qs.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Porto di Ripetta</figcaption></figure><p>Erik Steiner, co-director of the Center for Textual and Spatial Studies (CESTA) at Stanford, observes, <em>&ldquo;</em>this is part of our long-term amb...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018997/a-literary-giro-d-italia A literary Giro d’Italia Nam Henderson 2017-07-24T00:32:00-04:00 >2017-07-24T00:39:53-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/a0/a0k6c8c13jig46ut.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most of Italy&rsquo;s splendid old libraries got their starts as the private collections of a humanist noble or cardinal...Where the Angelica is small, plush and perfectly faceted, the Casanatense is spartan and muscular. The Angelica reflects the wealth of its Augustinian founders, whose church, the Basilica di Sant&rsquo;Agostino, adjoins the library, while the Casanatense shows its Dominican roots in its deep collection of books and codices on Church doctrine and natural history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>David Laskin reflects on a trip he took, earlier his year, to&nbsp;Venice, Rome, Florence and Milan, where he visited a sampling of Italy's many historic libraries.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150017309/iotti-pavarani-architetti-designed-office-building-fills-an-entire-block-in-turin Iotti + Pavarani Architetti​-designed office building fills an entire block in Turin Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-13T09:48:00-04:00 >2017-07-13T12:08:31-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/wz/wzki8e6kji88yofk.jpg" width="640" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The new operations headquarters of Reale Group, designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/20848/iotti-pavarani-architetti" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iotti + Pavarani Architetti</a>, was recently opened&nbsp;in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/244939/turin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turin</a>, Italy. Located on the southwestern border of the city&rsquo;s Roman castrum it replaced a building from the seventies, redefining and modernizing the entire block.&nbsp;</p> <p>Covering a built area of 23,500 square meters, the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/30730/leed-platinum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEED Platinum</a> certified building will accommodate 800 work stations, 150 parking spaces, a conference room for 280 people and will include a visible from the street&nbsp;1,700 square meter internal courtyard.</p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ek/ektcq1d1yufayjyk.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ek/ektcq1d1yufayjyk.jpg"></a><figcaption>Fernando Guerra | FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura</figcaption></figure></figure><p>"The entire complex takes on board the surrounding area and &ldquo;absorbs&rdquo; a protected historical <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/34080/facade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fa&ccedil;ade</a> (that on Via Bertola and Via San Dalmazzo), creating a compositional solution in harmony with the surrounding buildings."</p> <figure><figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/2r/2r243lvsm3xxteun.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/2r/2r243lvsm3xxteun.jpg"></a><figcaption>Fernando Guerra | FG+SG fotografia de arquitectura</figcaption></figure></figure><p>"The architectural envelope becomes a fulcrum, a gravitational hub in the urban fabric of this part of the surrounding centre of Turin: it foc...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150016204/the-mystery-of-how-roman-concrete-has-withstood-the-sea-for-millennia-is-finally-solved The mystery of how Roman concrete has withstood the sea for millennia is finally solved Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T13:09:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T13:09:41-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/zi/zi39nrks1hg60qkh.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Modern, steel-embedded concrete seawalls tend to need repair after a few decades of erosion from the endless procession of waves, but the Roman pier at&nbsp;Portus Cosanus in Orbetello, Italy has remained solid for almost two thousand years. Scientists have finally figured out the missing ingredient of this material's longevity, and it turns out to be mineral growth after the concrete has set.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/cl/clq633j8ws7vtjiy.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/cl/clq633j8ws7vtjiy.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Ancient Roman Seawall at Portus Cosanus in Orbetello. Image: Wikimapia</figcaption><figcaption></figcaption></figure><p>This concept of concrete that grows after it has been set is something&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150006999/this-bacteria-infused-concrete-heals-when-cracked" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">that others have been experimenting with</a>&nbsp;recently, but&nbsp;<a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/07/03/secret-roman-concrete-survived-tidal-battering-2000-years-revealed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Telegraph</a>&nbsp;breaks this new discovery down thusly:</p> <p><em>Roman engineers made concrete by mixing volcanic ash with lime and seawater to make a mortar, and then added chunks of volcanic rock. &nbsp;The combination of ash, water, and lime produces what is called a pozzolanic reaction, named after the city of Pozzuoli in the Bay of Naples, triggering the formation of crystals in the gaps of the mixture as it sets.</em></p> <p><em>Th...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150011309/almost-two-decades-in-the-making-the-zha-designed-napoli-afragola-station-is-finally-inaugurated Almost two decades in the making, the ZHA-designed Napoli Afragola Station is finally inaugurated Nicholas Korody 2017-06-07T13:48:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T13:48:57-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/7r/7rfl9gj873siaiwx.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The cosmopolitan, bustling city of Naples serves as the gateway to the south of Italy&mdash;but the mechanics of that gate are a bit creaky. The main station of the city, Napoli Centrale, is over fifty years old and is currently being renovated. Even with renovations, however, the station will be congested. So, in the early 2000&rsquo;s, the city looked north to the city of Afragola, within the Naples metropolitan area, for the site of an additional train station. Yesterday, Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni inaugurated the building ahead of the start of regular services on June 11.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ph/phhu99xbylcdle49.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3z/3zwlz0lcwpr8avvh.jpg"></p><p>The gleaming new station was designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid and bears many of her design signatures, from curved structural concrete elements to Corian-clad steel ribs. It&rsquo;s designed as an &ldquo;urbanized public bridge&rdquo; connecting the communities on either side of the tracks. In fact, the passenger concourse is the walkway bridging the tracks, and houses all services for departing, arriving, and connecting passengers. ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150009283/italian-department-store-la-rinascente-commemorated-in-oma-amo-designed-exhibition Italian department store La Rinascente commemorated in OMA/AMO-designed exhibition Nicholas Korody 2017-05-25T12:39:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T12:39:53-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/le/lemrvdpdhm238b9v.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>La Rinascente, a department store chain headquartered in Milan, has a long and storied history. The descendent of <em>Aux Villes d&rsquo;Italie&mdash;</em>perhaps the first department store in Italy&mdash;the business brought modern shopping into the country. Instead of tailors, shoppers could now see garments on display, turning consumption into the sensory experience we know today.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ef/ef5z1a0soc9efvys.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ku/kuzdyov4516win7u.jpg"></p><p>After the original store closed in the midst of the First World War, it was reborn as &ldquo;La Rinascente&rdquo;, or &ldquo;She who is born again.&rdquo; The name was coined by Gabriele d&rsquo;Annunzio, the revered Italian poet-turned-war hero whose ideas helped influence Italian fascism. The name took on additional significance after the original building burned to the ground on Christmas 1918.</p><p>Now, the department store, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, will be commemorate by an exhibition designed by OMA/AMO. Designed as a series of unfolding sequences, intended to echo the logic of a department store, the exhibition will outline the history of ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150008943/italy-is-giving-away-over-100-historic-buildings-to-be-restored-into-slow-tourism-spots Italy is giving away over 100 historic buildings to be restored into “slow tourism” spots Justine Testado 2017-05-23T15:12:00-04:00 >2017-05-29T22:16:04-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/v0/v08lm15zncjzhayy.jpg" width="640" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Italy is giving away more than 100 historic buildings - including castles, houses, and towers - in a bid to boost 'slow tourism' and tempt visitors away from the overcrowded city centres. The only catch is that those who take up the offer will have to commit to restoring and transforming the sites into tourist facilities, such as hotels, restaurants, or spas. Successful applicants will get an initial nine-year period to work on their project...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Italy is &ldquo;giving away&rdquo; over 100 ancient castles, homes, and towers for free to be restored into new tourist spots, in hopes to lure travelers away from already-crowded city centers.&nbsp;Successful applicants are given an initial nine-year contract to work on their project, and can potentially renew the contract for another nine years. Entrepreneurs with the most concrete proposals might be able to acquire a 50-year lease, The Local reports.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149998360/studio-fuksas-designs-the-new-rome-eur-convention-centre-the-largest-building-built-in-rome-in-over-50-years Studio Fuksas designs the New Rome/EUR Convention Centre, the largest building built in Rome in over 50 years Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-21T12:19:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T13:15:37-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/qe/qej0jvdyfe20pxdn.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>EUR, a business district in Rome developed in the 1930&rsquo;s under the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini, is filled with the heroic modernism, otherwise known as Rationalism, of the Fascist era. Now the area will host a new building designed to echo the stark geometry of its context.&nbsp;The &euro;239 million New Rome/EUR Convention Centre, which is designed by Studio Fuksas, is the largest building built in the Eternal City in over 50 years, and is expected to bring in &euro;300-400 million per year to the city.</p><p>Within the main, large rectangular structure, &ldquo;The Cloud&rdquo; comprises an organic shape that will contain an auditorium. Adjacent to the main space is &ldquo;The Blade&rdquo;, a tall tower housing a new hotel.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eq/eq7sf4te7zeyg3vj.jpg"></p><p><strong>From the architects:</strong></p><p><em>Located south of the city&rsquo;s core, in the business district of EUR, the complex follows the simple orthogonal lines of the surrounding 1930s rationalist architecture.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>The spaces surrounding the centre will serve as two public squares. Integral to the new complex and the neighbourhood,...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149997179/i-melt-with-you-indoor-city-installation-explores-dissolving-spatial-boundaries-in-an-era-of-climate-change I Melt With You: "Indoor City" installation explores dissolving spatial boundaries in an era of climate change Julia Ingalls 2017-03-14T17:44:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T12:06:23-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/vo/vo2szjkdle1c6nve.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With layered narration from writers and the input of a climate scientist, the 40-foot long table installation known as "Indoor City" designed by Founder Rome Prize Fellows Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem (<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55229883/modu-formerly-phu-hoang-office-and-rachely-rotem-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MODU</a>)&nbsp;with Jonathan Berger, Hussein Fancy, Christoph Meinrenken, Jack Livings and Matthew Null,&nbsp;tackles the dire conceptual heft of designing for massive systemic weather change.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1s5trzz1v49164a7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ng/ngq5nlj59soq5g4c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n5/n5lsnv6uxgvrcyw5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/pr/prtpzs9mtzc66k64.gif"></p><p>By placing carbon ice on the installation, the idea is to track how divisions between urban spaces and the environment release more carbon dioxide into the air, thereby creating more stress on the environment (and making the urban spaces quite unpleasant to live in as a result). The project advocates for a more integrated design concept while allowing visitors to enjoy what amounts to a trippy installation. Here's a video of the installation, which is part of the 2017 Cinque Mostre show and&nbsp;will be viewable in person at the American Academy in Rome until April 4th:&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149992578/big-s-winning-design-for-the-new-san-pellegrino-flagship-factory BIG's winning design for the new San Pellegrino flagship factory Justine Testado 2017-02-17T20:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T00:35:04-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/1g/1gj4549ixcz6wyyb.jpg" width="650" height="618" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In hopes to bring tourism into the area, San Pellegrino will soon have a brand new flagship factory in San Pellegrino Terme, where the sparkling-water brand has resided since 1899. Bjarke Ingels Group had the winning proposal to design the new bottling factory in a competition against MVRDV, Sn&oslash;hetta, and Architetto Michele De Lucchi.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t07c7k7l64c6ljdw.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7fh5v8p7bt6g526m.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dr/dri7a0krbqmumr2q.jpg"></p><p>At 17,500 m2, the&nbsp;&euro;90 million building pays tribute to its mountainous environment and San Pellegrino's heritage. &ldquo;Rather than imposing a new identity on the existing complex, we propose to grow it out of the complex,&rdquo; Bjarke Ingels said in a statement. &ldquo;We propose to wash away the traditional segregation between front and back of house, and to create a seamless continuity between the environment of production and consumption, and preparation and enjoyment.&ldquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z7/z7jzu1m39sufr1xa.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jb/jbkujczapcgyoq5d.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lb/lbjo0ohymwvj8wlj.jpg"></p><p>In addition to the production facility, the new building will include offices for San Pellegrino staff and public spaces open to visitors. BIG's design reinvents elements of classic Italian architect...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149991952/get-lectured-kent-state-university-florence-spring-17 Get Lectured: Kent State University Florence, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-02-14T15:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-14T15:18:35-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/4z/4z89agoo7al5g348.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Here's the Spring '17 lecture series lineup for the Kent State University CAED - Florence Program.</p><p><strong>Feb 7</strong><br>Dan Dorell / DORELL.GHOTMEH.TANE</p><p><strong>Mar 7</strong><br>David Trottin / PERIPHERIQUES</p><p><strong>Apr 4</strong><br>Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano / Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos</p><p><strong>Apr 11</strong><br>Alfonso Femia, Gianluca Peluffo / 5+1AA</p><p>Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. at Palazzo Vettori Via Cavour 26.</p><p>More info at <a href="http://www.ksuflorencecaed.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ksuflorencecaed.net</a>.</p><p>Check out previous posters on the Get Lectured&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/get-lectured/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest</a>&nbsp;page!&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>Want another way to share your school's events? Send them to B...</em></strong></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149990092/get-lectured-syracuse-architecture-in-florence-spring-17 Get Lectured: Syracuse Architecture in Florence, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-02-03T18:25:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:21:59-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/cg/cgvjt3ehp4bpm8pf.jpg" width="650" height="920" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The Syracuse University in Florence will kick off their latest lecture series on February 7, featuring speakers like Javier Galindo of JGCH, Sam Jacob,&nbsp;Yasmin Vobis of Ultramoderne and more. The school also has upcoming exhibitions and symposia.</p><p>Lectures take place in Piazzale Donatello, 25 at 17:30, unless otherwise noted.</p><p><strong>LECTURES</strong></p><p><strong>Feb 7</strong><br>Javier Galindo</p><p><strong>Feb 21</strong><br>EC&Ograve;L</p><p><strong>Feb 28</strong><br>Sam Jacob</p><p><strong>Mar 13</strong><br>Andrew Holder</p><p><strong>Mar 21</strong><br>Yasmin Vobis</p><p><strong>Mar 29</strong><br>Matilde Cassani</p><p><strong>EVENTS</strong></p><p><strong>Feb 16<br>Present Tense</strong><br>18:30-20:00, Piazzale Donatello 25</p><p>Recent ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149980058/oma-announced-as-creative-mediator-for-manifesta-12-palermo OMA announced as ‘Creative Mediator’ for Manifesta 12 Palermo Alexander Walter 2016-11-24T09:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-05T00:56:25-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/2o/2otgcrc77njmxkbc.jpg" width="650" height="562" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Manifesta, the roving European biennial, announced today that the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) will be creative mediator for its upcoming 12th&nbsp;edition, set to open in Palermo, Italy, in 2018. As creative mediator, OMA will investigate how Italian cities are governed, looking specifically at immigration, environmental issues, gentrification, and tourism. Led by Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, the team will also explore how artists can intervene in places around the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In other recent OMA news on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979257/take-a-look-inside-london-s-new-design-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look inside London's new Design Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149972488/oma-s-plans-for-axel-springer-building-officially-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's plans for Axel Springer building officially released</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971761/oma-revamps-13th-c-fondaco-dei-tedeschi-in-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA revamps 13th c. Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149975965/another-earthquake-strikes-central-italy Another earthquake strikes central Italy Nicholas Korody 2016-10-31T13:40:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T00:06:01-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/q0/q0gizo16afmo76x0.jpg" width="650" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Towns and villages in central Italy have been hit by an earthquake for the fourth time in three months. The 6.6-magnitude quake - Italy's strongest in decades - struck close to the region where nearly 300 people were killed by a quake in August. This time no-one appears to have died, but about 20 people were injured. The medieval basilica of St Benedict in Norcia, the town closest to the epicentre, was among buildings destroyed.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The earthquake is the most recent in a series that has rocked the region for several months. Last August, an earthquake in Amatrice killed about 300 people and, in 2009, an earthquake destroyed most of the town of L'Aquila.&nbsp;</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126442466/how-architects-can-help-nepal-and-learn-from-past-disastrous-mistakes-successes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Architects Can Help Nepal (And Learn From Past Disastrous Mistakes/Successes)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965915/in-wake-of-deadly-earthquake-italy-s-prime-minister-calls-on-renzo-piano-to-help-reconstruction-effort" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In wake of deadly earthquake, Italy's prime minister calls on Renzo Piano to help reconstruction effort</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965348/italian-villages-destroyed-by-earthquake-won-t-be-able-to-be-rebuilt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Italian villages destroyed by earthquake won't be able to be rebuilt</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942419/checking-in-on-nepal-one-year-later" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Checking in on Nepal, one year later</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149971761/oma-revamps-13th-c-fondaco-dei-tedeschi-in-venice OMA revamps 13th c. Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice Nicholas Korody 2016-10-03T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-10-09T23:32:27-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/qx/qxj5btb5r5zdrcbx.jpg" width="650" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&nbsp;Standing at the foot of the Rialto Bridge in Venice since 1228, the Fondaco dei Tedeschi has had many lives: a trading post for German merchants, a customs house in the Napoleonic era, a post office during Mussolini&rsquo;s regime. It survived two fires and extensive architectural interventions under fascism. Now, following a major renovation by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>, the Fondaco has opened as a department store.</p><p>The extended history of the Fondaco brought it historic &ldquo;monument status&rdquo; in 1987&mdash;despite its objective &ldquo;lack of authenticity&rdquo;, as the press release states, which prohibited major changes by OMA. Instead, the project, which was led by Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Rem Koolhaas, Silvia Sandor and Francesco Moncada included a series of discreet interventions with large visual impact, &ldquo;vertical distribution devices&rdquo;, as well as new programming.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5x/5xnn8h4coxc5wibm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u5/u5omww2sp9fg0fzo.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/70/70r1a3n1ehkas8tc.jpg"></p><p>New entrances have been carved out to accompany the existing ones, while bright red escalators &ldquo;create a new public route through the building&rdquo;. Graphic patte...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149970029/the-olympics-are-a-dream-that-turn-into-a-nightmare-rome-s-mayor-pulls-2024-olympic-bid “The Olympics are a dream that turn into a nightmare." – Rome's mayor pulls 2024 Olympic bid Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-09-22T12:45:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T23:21:44-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/yi/yipdi9xeowjirxuz.jpg" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Virginia Raggi, who was elected in June and has faced a tumultuous start to her tenure, said in a highly anticipated press conference that it would be irresponsible to move forward with the bid, given the debts that it would accrue and the burdens it would place on Roman taxpayers. [...] The 38-year-old lawyer said the city was still paying debts it had accrued for the Games in 1960, and would not stand for more &ldquo;cathedrals in the desert&rdquo; &ndash; abandoned stadiums &ndash; that the city could ill afford.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Take the Olympics, please!</p><ul><li><a title="Wilkinson Eyre, designers of Rio's biggest Olympic stadium, reflect on the Games' architectural legacy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968313/wilkinson-eyre-designers-of-rio-s-biggest-olympic-stadium-reflect-on-the-games-architectural-legacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilkinson Eyre, designers of Rio's biggest Olympic stadium, reflect on the Games' architectural legacy</a></li><li><a title="How are London's Olympic grounds being used 4 years later?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961406/how-are-london-s-olympic-grounds-being-used-4-years-later" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How are London's Olympic grounds being used 4 years later?</a></li><li><a title="Boston backs out of 2024 Olympics bid" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132949093/boston-backs-out-of-2024-olympics-bid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Boston backs out of 2024 Olympics bid</a></li><li><a title="Japanese slam highly unpopular Tokyo Olympic Stadium design with hilarious memes" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131889896/japanese-slam-highly-unpopular-tokyo-olympic-stadium-design-with-hilarious-memes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japanese slam highly unpopular Tokyo Olympic Stadium design with hilarious memes</a></li><li><a title="On decentralizing the Olympics" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959104/on-decentralizing-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">On decentralizing the Olympics</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149968931/get-lectured-syracuse-architecture-in-florence-fall-16 Get Lectured: Syracuse Architecture in Florence, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-09-16T14:58:00-04:00 >2016-09-19T18:07:40-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/1i/1iiiz3ej4gqub32m.jpg" width="650" height="920" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2016</strong></a></p><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>In addition to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a>'s ongoing&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968039/get-lectured-syracuse-university-fall-16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lecture series</a>, their study-abroad studio in Florence will soon feature their own lineup of speakers starting next month. Here they are:</p><p><strong>Oct 6</strong><br><strong>Point Supreme</strong> co-founders Konstantinos Pantazis and Marianna Rentzou from Athens</p><p><strong>Oct 7<br>Curtis Roth</strong>,&nbsp;a Fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart; Assistant Professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture at OSU</p><p><strong>Oct 11<br>Bryony Roberts</strong>,&nbsp;Visiting Professor at the Oslo School of Architecture ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149965915/in-wake-of-deadly-earthquake-italy-s-prime-minister-calls-on-renzo-piano-to-help-reconstruction-effort In wake of deadly earthquake, Italy's prime minister calls on Renzo Piano to help reconstruction effort Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-30T14:02:00-04:00 >2016-09-04T23:23:44-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ty/tykvu30hqbwo1nhw.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy on August 24 reduced the medieval towns of Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto to ruins, and has claimed the lives of at least 290 people. With over 3,000 people displaced by the quake's damage, Italy's prime minister Matteo Renzi called on "Italian senator for life" Renzo Piano to lead the reconstruction and disaster prevention efforts in response.</p><p>The current plan is to build lightweight wooden structures to house the majority of the displaced residents, and then begin reconstruction of the towns in six to eight months. Piano, speaking to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/29/italy-earthquake-pm-asks-renzo-piano-to-help-in-reconstruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian</a>, spoke to the importance of government regulation in addition to rebuilding quickly: "Anti-seismic requirements must be inserted in the laws of the country to make our homes safe, just as it's compulsory for a car to have brakes that work."</p><p>Piano has previous experience working in "high-risk quake zones" in Japan and California, but admitted to The Guardian&nbsp;that working in Italy...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149965348/italian-villages-destroyed-by-earthquake-won-t-be-able-to-be-rebuilt Italian villages destroyed by earthquake won't be able to be rebuilt Nicholas Korody 2016-08-25T17:45:00-04:00 >2016-09-03T11:13:00-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/gi/gidtk11vl004c8ym.jpg" width="650" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The head of an influential charity in Italy has said that it is not feasible to rebuild all of the Medieval villages reduced to rubble by yesterday&rsquo;s earthquake, as it would be too costly and the region has been depopulating anyway. Instead, the strategic plan for the mountainous area northeast of Rome should be &ldquo;rethought completely&rdquo;, said Paolo Beccegato, vice director of the Catholic charity Caritas, which has workers assisting in the devastated zone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the mountainous area northeast of Rome yesterday morning, affecting 241 towns and killing at least 250 people.</p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941247/death-toll-climbs-to-350-after-powerful-7-8-magnitude-earthquake-hits-ecuador" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Death toll climbs to 350 after powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940693/a-6-4-magnitude-earthquake-has-just-struck-japan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has just struck Japan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147653406/taiwan-earthquake-tin-cans-found-as-fillers-may-have-caused-high-rise-to-collapse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taiwan earthquake: tin cans found as fillers may have caused high-rise to collapse</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149954601/a-dinosaur-a-flying-saucer-a-rock-garden-parasite-2-0-s-installation-for-yap-maxxi A dinosaur, a flying saucer, a rock garden: Parasite 2.0's installation for YAP MAXXI Nicholas Korody 2016-06-28T14:14:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T11:07:34-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/21/21seubrujuftrd7p.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Most Americans know MoMA&rsquo;s Young Architect&rsquo;s Program (YAP) through its annual summer festival in the MoMA PS1 courtyard in Long Island City, but they also have an impressive international program. For the Roman edition of the program, this year&rsquo;s winner, studio Parasite 2.0, installed a giant green dinosaur, a neon flying saucer, and other peculiar objects in the sunlit courtyard of the Zaha Hadid-designed MAXXI Museum.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bh/bh9ow72x5jd6e9co.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i6/i6j15k2bcrgq5ebt.jpg"></p><p>Entitled MAXXI <em>Temporary School: the museum is a school. A school is a battleground</em>,<em> </em>the installation is composed of three sets made of wood, recycled rubber and metal. One of the sets has two walls rising from a star-shaped podium accessible by a tunnel. Another comprises a rock garden, a rainbow, and the flying saucer. In the third, a dinosaur spout water alongside images of the planet Saturn and Easter Island moan.</p><p>&ldquo;Fantastical settings, references from diverse cultures, fragments of nature and pop-up details providing backdrops for visitors&rsquo; thousand-like selfies: ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149952025/global-warming-is-redrawing-national-borders Global warming is redrawing national borders Nicholas Korody 2016-06-16T12:35:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T12:35:16-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/f2/f2z85svbr5lt70u2.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Climate change is happening so fast and on such a huge scale that it's forcing us to change the borders of a country," said head of the mapping expedition, Marco Ferrari... The borders of a country are "something we always consider as stable, as a political device, the foundation of the modern state, the most sacred thing, but this huge natural transformation makes clear how disruptive and alarming these changes are," he said.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Even the biggest and most stable things, like glaciers, mountains&mdash;these huge objects, they can change in a few years. We live on a planet that changes, and we try to make rules, to give meaning, but this meaning is completely artificial because nature, basically, doesn't give a shit."</em></p><p>Global warming is one of the most visible aspects of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112035318/archinect-s-lexicon-anthropocene" target="_blank">Anthropocene</a>, a name for the era in which humans activity registers on the geological record. For more on the Anthropocene and its relation to architecture, check out past some past Archinect coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109656462/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-part-1" target="_blank">Architecture of the Anthropocene, Part 1</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/114117296/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-2-haunted-houses-living-buildings-and-other-horror-stories" target="_blank">Architecture of the Anthropocene, Pt. 2: Haunted Houses, Living Buildings, and Other Horror Stories</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126783591/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-3-getting-lost-in-the-ozone" target="_blank">Architecture of the Anthropocene, Pt. 3: Getting Lost in the Ozone</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142453636/ways-of-seeing-in-the-anthropocene-review-of-the-geological-imagination-and-the-underdome-guide-to-energy-reform" target="_blank">Ways of Seeing in the Anthropocene: Review of "The Geological Imagination" and "The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform"</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149948816/the-architectural-eclecticism-of-mussolini-s-italy The architectural eclecticism of Mussolini's Italy Nicholas Korody 2016-06-01T13:18:00-04:00 >2016-06-13T18:41:56-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/20/20gch9ly1xmaeirm.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...Mussolini, at least for his first decade in power, wasn&rsquo;t quite as interested in architecture as his fellow dictators. While enthusiastically censoring film-makers, writers, academics and journalists, he let architects do as they please [...] The resulting architectural output, between Mussolini&rsquo;s rise to power in 1922 and the late 1930s, when he began to exert more control, embodies an accidentally healthy pluralism.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"While Hitler rejoiced in the traditional v&ouml;lkisch kitsch of his imaginary master race, and Stalin revelled in over-iced baroque confections, Mussolini sat back and let historicist revivalism compete with the crisp forms of forward-looking modernism."</em></p><p>For more on the architecture of fascism, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120970141/second-life-for-fascist-architecture-will-mussolini-s-square-colosseum-become-a-palazzo-for-fendi" target="_blank">Second life for fascist architecture: Will Mussolini's Square Colosseum become a Palazzo for Fendi?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108250364/italy-s-planned-holocaust-museum-moving-to-eur-mussolini-s-expo-site" target="_blank">Italy&rsquo;s planned Holocaust museum moving to EUR, Mussolini&rsquo;s expo site</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941416/philip-johnson-the-fascist" target="_blank">Philip Johnson, the fascist</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137735978/hitler-at-home-by-despina-stratigakos" target="_blank">"Hitler at Home" by Despina Stratigakos</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128096468/controversy-over-hitler-s-prora-beach-resort-continues" target="_blank">Controversy over Hitler's Prora beach resort continues</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125745578/le-corbusier-militant-fascist-claims-overshadow-50th-death-anniversary" target="_blank">Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149948008/zaha-hadid-s-repertoire-is-a-stunning-display-in-venice-s-palazzo-franchetti Zaha Hadid's repertoire is a stunning display in Venice's Palazzo Franchetti Justine Testado 2016-05-27T21:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:30:19-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/y2/y24pr15kw76rvbz5.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The opulence of Venice's 16th-century Palazzo Franchetti is as memorable as the designs of a particular Zaha Hadid. A can't-be-missed retrospective honoring the late architect's four-decade career opened to the public today, just in time for the hoards of visitors venturing out to the nearby 2016 Venice Biennale.&nbsp;Organized by the Fondazione Berengo cultural institution, this Zaha Hadid retrospective is an abridged showcase of Hadid's pioneering works that made her a designer and artist who was always ahead of her time.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jm/jmowi26vjhcfoeca.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition features a range of Hadid's completed, under-construction, in progress, and unbuilt projects &mdash; from her early paintings and drawings to models of <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZHA</a>'s buildings that are due for completion later this year.&nbsp;</p><p>A separate room will display three projects that are meant to symbolize milestones in Hadid's career: the Weil am Rhein-based&nbsp;Vitra Fire Station (completed 1993), ZHA's first completed project; the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati (...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149947987/overwhelmed-by-venice-biennale-events-try-these-suggestions-for-starters Overwhelmed by Venice Biennale events? Try these suggestions for starters Justine Testado 2016-05-27T15:47:00-04:00 >2016-06-10T05:16:09-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/kg/kgad53d96nfg36ch.jpg" width="650" height="459" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Without a doubt, there will be plenty to see in and around the Venice Biennale. Planning on attending and not so sure where to start? For the next few months, Bustler will share our recommendations of national exhibition pavilions and related events that you shouldn't miss. Have a look at our first list that you can use as a starting point for your visit(s). Happy Biennale-ing!</p></em><br /><br /><p>Don't miss out on an exhibition featuring Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, a nearby Zaha Hadid retrospective, and the national pavilions from Great Britain, the Republic of Korea, The Philippines, and <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4914/bustler-s-top-2016-venice-biennale-picks-for-may-june" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more</a>.</p><p>You can also keep track of Archinect's ongoing Venice Biennale coverage in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/743426/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Features</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611513/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">News</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149947410/cash-strapped-rome-issues-sos-to-wealthy-citizens-for-funds-to-restore-its-historic-sites Cash-strapped Rome issues SOS to wealthy citizens for funds to restore its historic sites Nicholas Korody 2016-05-25T12:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T12:26:22-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/wx/wx3ykauqsjbfphn6.jpg" width="650" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rome has issued a &euro;500m (&pound;380m) SOS to companies, wealthy philanthropists and its own citizens to help restore many of the Italian capital&rsquo;s historic sites and prevent others from falling into ruin. The Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus and the walls, aqueducts and sewerage system of what was once the most powerful city on Earth have all been earmarked as needing help ranging from a relatively minor clean up to full-blown structural works.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Saddled with debts of some &euro;12bn, Rome cannot afford to do it on its own."</em></p><p>Or: in search of&nbsp;noblesse oblige during the age of austerity politics.</p><p>Of course, Rome isn't the only European city struggling under the weight of debt. Check out these related articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942324/tensions-build-at-athen-s-port-of-piraeus-the-first-stop-for-many-refugees-seeking-asylum-in-europe" target="_blank">Tensions build at Athen's port of Piraeus, the first stop for many refugees seeking asylum in Europe</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144961813/amid-london-s-austerity-measures-defensive-design-becomes-even-more-hostile" target="_blank">Amid London's austerity measures, "defensive design" becomes even more hostile</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131266197/architecture-in-crisis-reports-from-greece" target="_blank">Architecture in crisis: reports from Greece</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52493341/zaha-hadid-says-austerity-is-not-an-excuse-for-low-quality-housing" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid says austerity is not an excuse for low-quality housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147756307/pay-to-stay-may-boot-60-000-uk-families-from-their-homes" target="_blank">"Pay to stay" may boot 60,000 UK families from their homes</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149943543/italian-government-assigns-1b-to-cultural-preservation Italian government assigns €1B to cultural preservation Justine Testado 2016-05-03T19:31:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:38:26-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ug/ug0ftdi4lcqd2e0f.jpg" width="640" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Italian government announced [May 2] that it is allocating &euro;1bn [approx. $1.15B] to major restoration and building projects at 33 museums, monuments and archaeological sites across the country, including Pompeii, the earthquake-stricken city of L&rsquo;Aquila and the Uffizi galleries in Florence. [C]ulture minister Dario Franceschini described the funding, which will continue until 2020, as the &ldquo;biggest investment in cultural heritage&rdquo; in Italy&rsquo;s history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941900/better-than-ever-mackintosh-building-will-reopen-in-2018-along-with-campus-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Better than ever: Mackintosh Building will reopen in 2018 along with campus expansion</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941575/recreation-of-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph-presented-in-trafalgar-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recreation of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph presented in Trafalgar Square</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938550/le-corbusier-s-cit-de-refuge-in-paris-to-reopen-after-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier's Cit&eacute; de Refuge in Paris to reopen after restoration</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149942984/public-housing-italian-style-the-corrupt-mismanagement-of-rome-s-housing-stock Public housing, Italian-style: the corrupt mismanagement of Rome's housing stock Nicholas Korody 2016-04-29T15:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:30:57-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/8r/8r2x9it1bopyu2te.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in 2004, Elio Ciampanella was evicted from his apartment of three decades...So he applied for an apartment in Rome&rsquo;s public housing. And he waited. More than a decade passed. Then, in February, [Ciampanella] unexpectedly had his choice of several apartments. His tale might be considered one of patience rewarded, but there was a twist: It turned out Rome&rsquo;s municipal government never really had a shortage of properties.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Instead, the government actually owned so many thousands of apartments and buildings that no one was quite certain how many there were, who lived in them or where they were. That was, until staff members for Rome&rsquo;s new interim administrator, Francesco Paolo Tronca, discovered nine boxes containing roughly 1,200 case files left languishing by past mayors.</em></p><p><em>What quickly became clear was that most of the apartments had been rented for years &mdash; in some cases, decades &mdash; for as little as 10 euros per month."</em></p><p>According to the article, while some of these <em>insane</em> deals were for charities and other nonprofit organization, most of them were the by-product of Italy's notoriously corrupt political system.</p><p>The discovery has, unsurprisingly, become a scandal in Italy after details emerged like the story of one man who was earning&nbsp;&euro;700,000 a month but living in public housing.</p><p>Now we just have to find out where the cheap housing is hidden in these cities:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Bleak Housing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/135460042/finding-shelter-in-los-angeles-housing-chaos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finding "Shelter" in Los An...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149942346/the-salerno-maritime-terminal-zaha-hadid-s-first-posthumous-project-inaugurated-in-italy The Salerno maritime terminal: Zaha Hadid's first posthumous project inaugurated in Italy Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T14:05:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T06:02:37-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/qk/qk2gt6gtao708b0m.jpg" width="650" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On the long approach from the sea, the flowing, horizontal silhouette of this all-concrete structure, bracketed fore and aft by leaning walls, stands out from the heavyset classicized buildings along the waterfront promenade [...] Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited the site on Sunday, calling it a masterpiece. The absence of Ms. Hadid, 65, who died on March 31 without ever seeing the finished terminal, was keenly felt both days.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gf/gfodm42he69jbhsx.jpg"></p><p>The city of Salerno, some 60.5 km south of Naples, gained a major new architectural icon this week. A 50,000 sq. ft., &euro;15 million maritime terminal,&nbsp;it's also the first project by ZHA to be inaugurated after their principal Zaha Hadid passed away last month.</p><p>Before the inauguration ceremony, portraits of the late architecture were plastered around the city. "Goodbye Zaha Hadid, Genius and Modernity. Inspiration and Transformation, Light that takes shape," they read. "Salerno will proudly care for and cherish the Maritime Terminal.&rdquo; Half of the 400-person firm reportedly travelled to Salerno for the ceremony.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/43/43tfk4v9spvfwyv1.jpg"></p><p>Actually, rather than a new project, the Salerno terminal was twelve years in the making, with contractor bankruptcies and other financial woes creating major delays. As such, the building was designed the old way: while computers were beginning to be used, the project was designed mainly with models and drafting.</p><p>Paola Cattarin, the project architect, describes to&nbsp;<em>the Times:&nbsp;</em>"It w...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149940898/miniature-manhole-rooms-highlight-reality-of-bucharest-s-underground-dwellers Miniature manhole rooms highlight reality of Bucharest's underground dwellers Alexander Walter 2016-04-15T13:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T00:27:13-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ep/epojpw8kf5vo02eu.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Borderlife is a street art intervention by Biancoshock in which three abandoned manholes in Milan&rsquo;s Lodi district have been transformed into miniature dwellings. [...] With Borderlife the street artist wants to make us aware about the distressing living conditions of many fellow humans who are forced to live in confined spaces, especially manholes. He got his inspiration from the reportedly hundreds of people that are occupying manholes and sewer systems in the Romanian capital Bucharest.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ek/ekmqsxfb9ukxaude.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5i/5igvyqzj6kps8u28.jpg"></p><p>Images of the BORDERLIFE street art intervention via Biancoshock's <a href="http://www.biancoshock.com/borderlife.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938940/giant-calligraffiti-mural-unites-community-in-cairo-slum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Giant "calligraffiti" mural unites community in Cairo slum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146044719/subterranean-theme-park-photographer-richard-john-seymour-captures-the-new-life-inside-an-ancient-transylvanian-salt-mine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Subterranean theme park: photographer Richard John Seymour captures the new life inside an ancient Transylvanian salt mine</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132661925/with-a-little-compromise-illegal-urban-squats-like-ljubljana-s-metelkova-mesto-can-do-a-city-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With a little compromise, illegal urban squats like Ljubljana's Metelkova Mesto can do a city good</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119347379/artist-charles-young-crafts-mini-paper-metropolis-on-the-daily" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist Charles Young crafts mini paper metropolis on the daily</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149940553/here-s-a-dose-of-design-inspiration-from-superstudio-the-radical-1960s-anti-architecture-collective-whose-influence-continues-today Here's a dose of design inspiration from Superstudio, the radical 1960s "anti-architecture" collective whose influence continues today Nicholas Korody 2016-04-13T18:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T00:32:52-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/wy/wy3jkagylhrpq4q8.jpg" width="650" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>HALF A CENTURY AGO, a group of 20-something architecture students from Florence decided to assume the small task of conceiving an alternative model for life on earth. Contemptuous of the long reign of Modernism, which they felt had sold itself as a cure to society&rsquo;s ills and never delivered, they were jazzed by American science-fiction novels and the political foment of the 1960s. They gave themselves the colorfully assured name Superstudio...</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/24/24lpzdlk200zpgdt.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ow/owe5hvm7yccklmbf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/38/38a9wvku1jatwcm4.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xw/xwrmyjywu53bdnnt.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xk/xkqt8zprmmkafyqe.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r6/r6detc0dopzp87yj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kv/kvx5dh1nu21iy8ke.jpg"></p>