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NewsNews • 14 May 2022

Luconi architetti mix modern elements with traditional Alpine architecture

Located in the Alpine region of Madesimo, Italy, Baita MV by Luconi architetti comprises an extension and interior renovation of an existing hut that was previously renovated by another owner.  Marcello Mariana Keeping much of the existing structure, external changes include the replacement of fixed wooden cladding with a system of opening doors that when in use reveal new large windows overlooking the mountainous landscape from the mezzanine level. The result is a building with two characters – one more traditional when closed and another more contemporary, light, and transparent when open.  Marcello Mariana The project is conceived at two very different levels – both in the program and in character. The u... More
MOSO Bamboo X-treme Decking in a private residence in Sardegna

Project • By MOSO Bamboo ProductsPrivate Houses

Private Residence in Sardegna

This private residence is located in Portobello di Gallura, on the island of Sardinia in Italy. With a modern and timeless design, the outdoor area is a real haven of peace; furnished and decorated to evoke relaxation. From the deck, owners enjoy a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea. Caption Freedom in design MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® Decking is installed around the swimming pool and subtle cut-outs have been made in order to install the deck around the surrounding rocks. Due to the stability of MOSO bamboo decking, a design like this is possible and tight fittings are no problem, providing architects with the freedom for such playful and precise designs. Caption More

NewsNews • 4 Mar 2022

25 best architecture firms in Milan

From the Salone del Mobile, founded in 1961, to a rich history that includes the 1980s Memphis Group, design and architecture are part of the fabric of the city of Milan. For this article, we rounded up 25 architecture studios doing noteworthy and exciting work from Milan-based offices. Our list includes architects who co-founded the Memphis Group, but it also includes studios practicing for less than a decade. Throughout, we found firms dedicated to creating distinctive work that moves the city and industry forward. Forging new ground while staying dedicated to client needs, these 25 studios are helping to design today’s world.    Jod Schwefelbad by Matteo Thun & Partners - © Jens Weber 1. Matteo Thun &... More

NewsNews • 8 Feb 2022

Mario Cucinella Architects complete the solitary, serene, and monolithic Santa Maria Goretti Church

Designed by Mario Cucinella Architects, the recently completed Santa Maria Goretti Church is situated in the Calabrian hill town of Mormanno, Italy. The solitary, serene, and monolithic appearance of the building is inspired by natural forms as well as the austere and beautiful apsidal Calabrian churches constructed by monks escaping persecution from the eastern reaches of the former Roman Empire. This new parish is dedicated to Saint Maria Goretti (1890-1902) – the Catholic Church’s youngest saint. Duccio Malagamba A single-storey framed largely in concrete, the building houses a parish meeting room, church classrooms, and the residence of the priest. These uses are gathered around a central planted courtyard under a livi... More

Project • By LDA.iMdA architetti associatiShowrooms


poliQemme è uno degli ultimi progetti di recupero di uno spazio interno che abbiamo realizzato, uno spazio polifunzionale per eventi, degustazioni e mostre dell'azienda agricola Querciamatta.Queste sono alcune delle immagini della serie “scende il giallo” che MEDULLA Studio ha realizzato all’interno di poliQemme. MEDULLA studio MEDULLA studio poliQemme is one of the latest projects for the recovery of an internal space that we have created, a multifunctional space for events, tastings and exhibitions of the Querciamatta farm.These are some of the images from the “scende il giallo” series that MEDULLA Studio created within poliQemme. MEDULLA studio MEDULLA studio LDA.iMdA More

Project • By ss67architetti | Lucia Barna | Roberto CastellaniMasterplans

The Renaissance of Vernazza

Cinque Terre's Comeback: How Vernazza Rebuilt ItselfWhen a biblical storm rolled across the Cinque Terre, northwest Italy’s string of five historic coastal villages (Porotfino, Monteroso, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore), last October, the floods carried fishing boats all the way to Morocco—and almost wiped the prettiest village, Vernazza, off the map. Pritzker Prize–winning British architect Richard Rogers, who has vacationed in the town for more than 50 years, is spearheading (with Italian architect Ernesto Bartolini and Roberto Castellani) a master plan for the public areas that is funded by nonprofit organizations such as Save Vernazza. The Rogers' Plan for the Reconstruction and Requalification of Vernazza has... More

Project • By Park AssociatiOffices

Pirelli 35

Snøhetta and Park Associati are the winners of the competition organized by Coima for the refurbishment of the existing 1960’s office block Pirelli P35 in the heart of Milan, Italy. The proposals for the Pirelli 35 competition by the two practices perfectly interpreted the client’s brief on project’s complementary aspects. Coima came up with the idea of offering the two practices the chance to cooperate and create the perfect collaboration. Park and Snøhetta have taken up the challenge and then they have been working hard together to tackle the complexities and develop the two ideas.   The new project – Snohetta’s first in Italy – is the result of a decidedly great collaboration, in w... More

Project • By ss67architetti | Lucia Barna | Roberto CastellaniMuseums

MUSNAF | Natural History Museum

The new layout of the Museum of Natura l History and Academy of Sciences, hosted in the former "della Rosa" monastery of the Camaldolese Order in Siena, is the result of an operation with attention to the pre-existent, without ignoring the interpretation of new requirements deriving from the functional and systemic upgrades, expressed in a contemporary, restrained and wel l-ca librated language. The inclusion of the compound in the museum system of Siena since 1996 made it necessary to reorganise and modernise the exposition space by augmenting the cultural, educational and expositional aspects of the museum as a whole. Developed and implemented by a series of successive functional lots beginning in 2000, the design was initially directed b... More

Project • By ss67architetti | Lucia Barna | Roberto CastellaniOffices

KME Hall

KME group’s new hall in Florence is a representative environment, suitable for welcoming visitors and customers in a space which is both functional and comfortable for business meetings. The initial regular volume was deconstructed to expand the perception of space and amplify its expressive and practical capacity. A skilful play of volumes and light contrasts the orthogonality of the environment: elliptical volumes described by numerous vertical elements in polished copper intersect at different heights. The curvilinear shapes, the rhythmic repetition of the vertical elements, the different heights, all combine to expand the perception of space, making it multiform, in constant evolution, enveloping and creating an intimate, yet ope... More

Project • By Studio CarozziCare Homes

Centro Diurno Integrato Corte Busca

The Day Care Center "Corte Busca" is inspired by Lombard architecture classical canons. Thanks to the using of bricks, giant pillars - typical of the Brianza farmhouses - and round arches.   The Day Care Center "Corte Busca" is located in the historical context of Lomagna, Brianza hills, Lecco Province, Italy. It's a sanitary and assistance center for the elderly, and part of the network of social assistance services. It consist in an intermediate function between nursing home and residential structures (RSA).    Location The building is set in a consolidated residential context, in the real middle of the ancient city center, next to the the Saints Peter and Pauls' Church and a historical park. It is also part of t... More

NewsNews • 4 Dec 2020

Archisbang transforms mundane 60s structure into impressive monolith

For environmental reasons Archisbang opted not to tear down the mundane 60s apartment building, but strip it all the way to its skeleton and reshape it as a modern monolith placed on an Italian hillside.  Aldo Amoretti The building skin is upgraded with an external insulation system covered by lightweight cement boards roughly plastered with natural lime mortar. The architects accentuated the openings in a play of voids that puncture the monolithic volume. Aldo Amoretti The building houses three independently accessible apartments. Circulation is done by elevator and interior stairwell. An external metal staircase makes the apartments and rooftop independently accessible. Aldo Amoretti The ground floor includes a gara... More

NewsNews • 2 Oct 2020

Nendo showcases the playful side of marble in Marsotto showroom

Nendo welcomes visitors with a soft recess in the marble facade. The designers hope neighbors will start using it as impromptu street furniture. A door hidden in the marble front gives entrance to marble manufacturer Marsotto’s showroom in Milan’s Brera district. Hiroki Tagma A mesh like marble partition in the entrance space covers the staircase behind. The partition is made from two layers of 10 mm thick marble, perforated by 65 mm wide holes, sandwiched between glass sheets. Hiroki Tagma The showroom exhibits marble furniture, sundries, and samples of processed materials. The ground level aims to give the physical experience of marble processing techniques, while the basement is designed for visitors to enjoy the... More

Project • By Netti ArchitettiUniversities

Poliba Student Center

The new Student Centre  is located within the  Polytechnic Institute in Bari, inside the town university campus.  It represents the first step of the requalification program of  open spaces and of  student services entitled Poliba Elements. It performs  all Campus  essential functions such as  the first aid centre  on the ground floor, the wide  space for team workings  on the first floor and two smaller classrooms on the second floor. The building has a long façade with horizontal wood slats around  the existing galleries. Thanks to two new staircases, located at the end of the Student Centre building, there are two independent entrances for  pedestrian and vehicular... More

Project • By Netti ArchitettiApartments


The building is located in  Bari  Libertà district,  an  area characterized by intensive residential housing and  extensive degradation: it  replaces a pre-existing two level  building of low value. There is  a  shop on the ground floor and six  flats on three different levels facing  both sides of the building: the southern side of  each apartment overlooks via Crispi while   the northern side  gives onto the garden-parking. These apartments have different sizes (45 and 80 square meters). The roof terrace is accessible for the maintenance of all technological equipments located there. The façade design creates a screen between the house space and the stree... More

Project • By Netti ArchitettiApartments

Edificio residenziale Omodeo 57

The residential building Omodeo 57, in via Omodeo, is the first built among those of the PIRP (plan for the redevelopment of the suburbs) promoted by the Municipality of Bari. The densification of the urban fabric is among the main goals of the PIRP, to be pursued through the planning of two new building complexes. The first one, Omodeo 57, located between the important green areas of the University Campus’s Bothanical Garden and Villa Capriati; the second is under construction, near the Church of San Marcello. The residential building Omodeo 57 stands on the border of the area covered by the plan, filling the plot and recreating the alignment with the neighbouring buildings. Two buildings of different heights rise from a common base... More