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NOA extends Alpine hotel with wellness area resembling an upside-down village

September 14, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Hub of Huts by NOA at South Tyrol hotel

Network of Architecture referenced reflections in water when creating the Hub of Huts, a well-being area that appears to defy gravity at the Hotel Hubertus in South Tyrol. Supported by large tree-like columns, the structure sits close to a projecting glass-bottomed pool that Italian studio Network of Architecture (NOA) created for the Italian resort in

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Cocktail bar “suspended between sea and sky” draws upon nearby Mediterranean

August 4, 2022 Katie Last 0
Civico 29 cocktail bar by Gae Avitabile

Architect Gae Avitabile has designed the interior of Civico 29, a sea-informed cocktail bar in the coastal town of Sperlonga, Italy. Located halfway between Rome and Naples on Italy’s western coast, the bar features colours and materials informed by the nearby seafront, with blue motifs and wave-like forms dominating the space. Avitabile transformed the oceanside building, which previously contained

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MAD designs “monumental gateway” for Milano Innovation District

August 2, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
The exterior of MAD's MoLo complex near Milan

Plants and polished-metal staircases will animate the exterior of the MoLo entrance building and multi-storey car park that Chinese studio MAD is designing for a neighbourhood near Milan, Italy. The MoLo, otherwise known as the Mobility and Logistic hub, will be built on the western boundary of the Milano Innovation District (MIND) – a neighbourhood dedicated to

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Frama designs apartment for filmmaker Albert Moya in Renaissance villa

July 25, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Assorted Frama chairs in wood panelled living room of Villa Medicea di Marignolle apartment by Albert Moya

Copenhagen design brand Frama has contrasted modern furnishings against dark wood panelling inside this hybrid apartment and workspace in Florence, which belongs to Spanish director Albert Moya. The self-contained residence occupies a number of rooms inside the Villa Medicea di Marignolle, a Rennaisance villa and estate nestled among the hills of Florence’s southwestern suburbs. The

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Fabio Novembre launches first concept store in Milan dedicated to his designs

July 21, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Fabio Novembre stool on yellow display plinth in IoNoi Gallery in Milan

Italian architect and designer Fabio Novembre has opened IoNoi Gallery, a hybrid retail space and gallery in Milan with “strongly postmodern” interiors designed to showcase his work. Located on a street corner a few steps from Novembre’s studio, the shop sells a range of products the designer has created throughout his career for companies including

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Styles and eras mingle inside “unfinished” diplomat’s home in Rome by 02A

July 10, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Bedroom in 02a's Casa del Diplomatico in Rome with mirror in the foreground

Antique and mid-century furnishings are combined with sleek contemporary cabinetry in this intentionally unfinished apartment in Rome, designed by local architecture and interiors studio 02A. The one-bedroom flat belongs to a stateless diplomat, who asked 02A to turn his home into a sanctuary that he could return to at the end of his frequent work

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Stefano Boeri Architetti creates “paper lantern” pavilion at Venice Art Biennale

July 2, 2022 Jon Astbury 0
Hanji House pavilion by Stefano Boeri Architetti

Italian studio Stefano Boeri Architetti has created a pavilion called Hanji House at this year’s Venice Art Biennale with an angular, paper-clad form based on sculptures by Korean artist Chun Kwang Young. Hanji House was designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti for a spot in the garden of the Palazzo Contarini Polignac, a palace overlooking Venice’s

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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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