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ElasticoFarm and Bplan Studio design arc-shaped block of holiday apartments in Italy

April 27, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
The Building Descending the Stairs pictured elevated above its surroundings

Architecture practices ElasticoFarm and Bplan Studio have created an arc-shaped cluster of holiday apartments overlooking the Venetian Lagoon in Jesolo, Italy. The apartment block, called The Building Descending the Stairs, is elevated on angular metal stilts above a piazza and swimming pool. Providing 47 apartments above a podium of new commercial space, the project sits

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“Smog-eating” ceramic fins cover hospital in Milan by Mario Cucinella Architects

April 26, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Exterior image of the San Raffaele Hospital

Large ceramic fins with a titanium dioxide coating that can break down smog particles cover the wave-like form of this hospital building in Milan, designed by local practice Mario Cucinella Architects. The 40,000-square-metre San Raffaele Hospital, nicknamed the Iceberg, combines university teaching and research spaces with an emergency room and 284-bed inpatient facility across its 10

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SHoP Architects begins construction on milled-stone US consulate building in Milan

April 6, 2022 James Parkes 0
Render of the new office building from the Palazzo Liberty

US studio SHoP Architects has broken ground on the New Consulate Campus in Milan, a 10-acre diplomatic campus that takes cues from the site’s neoclassical history. Located five kilometres northwest of Milan’s city centre in the Piazzale Accursio area, the campus will be defined by a new contemporary government building and neoclassical-informed landscaping. It will

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BCW Collective perches hikers’ cabin above an Alpine valley in Italy

February 28, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
The cabin has a black aluminium exterior

Architecture studio BCW Collective has perched an aluminium-clad bivouac shelter for hikers above an Alpine valley in northwest Italy. The shelter, called Bivacco Brédy, is located in the Aosta Valley and was conceived as a memorial by the family of Claudio Brédy, a local politician and Alpinist who died during a mountain excursion in 2017.

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Competition launched to extend MAXXI museum by Zaha Hadid Architects

February 16, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
MAXXI museum exterior

A competition has been launched to find an architect for the expansion and sustainability-led revamp of Zaha Hadid Architects’ Stirling Prize-winning MAXXI museum in Rome, Italy. Launched as part of a project called the Grande MAXXI Master Plan, the competition invites proposals for a two-storey multifunctional extension to the contemporary art museum. The winning design

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Triennale di Milano reconstructs room from Ettore Sottsass’s Casa Lana

February 4, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Dining area with wooden chairs surrounded by built-in wooden shelving and magenta carpet in living room of the Casa Lana installation at Triennale di Milano, Italy

This video, shared exclusively with Dezeen, shows the living area of a Milanese apartment by Memphis Group founder Ettore Sottsass being dismantled and rebuilt inside the city’s Triennale di Milano museum. The apartment, named Casa Lana, was originally designed by the Italian architect in 1965 for his close acquaintance Giovanni Lana, a lithographer and printer. Now,

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Reveria Studio revamps villa overlooking Lake Como

January 28, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Reveria Studio villa

Milan-based Reveria Studio has renovated the interiors of an elegant villa at a Lake Como hotel to echo the cinematic but welcoming nature of traditional Italian houses. The studio updated the interiors of Villa della Quercia, which is a standalone villa within the Mandarin Oriental Lake Como resort hotel in Italy. Reveria Studio completely revamped Villa

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Milan’s L’Innesto development to provide net-zero social housing

January 18, 2022 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Render of public square at L'Innesto development in Milan showing a Circular Economy District sign on a building on the left and mid-rise buildings in the background

Architecture studio Barreca & La Varra has designed a social housing project for Milan called L’Innesto, which will be carbon-neutral and encourage community self-management through shared spaces. L’Innesto Milan is one of the winners of the Reinventing Cities global urban development competition, and Barreca & La Varra is aiming to make it the first zero-carbon

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EMBT tops San Giacomo Apostolo church with undulating copper roof

January 13, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Exterior of EMBT-designed church in Ferrara

Spanish studio EMBT has designed a brick-and-plaster-clad church in Ferrara, Italy, which has a copper roof informed by hot air balloons and an interior that aims to be a modern take on primitive churches. The church was developed over 10 years and completed in 2021. It sits in the parish of San Giacomo Apostolo in

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Milan to build Cambio network of “super-cycle corridors” linking 80 per cent of the city

January 10, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Bike symbol on a bike parking station as photographed by Pawel Czerwinski, illustrating a news story about the planned Cambio cycling network in Milan

Milan has committed itself to constructing 750 kilometres of bike paths by 2035 as part of a plan to make cycling the most convenient form of local transport. Based on data about the daily movements of residents, the Cambio network will link existing cycle paths and supplement them with new “super-cycle corridors” that will connect

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