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David Chipperfield Architects Amorepacific Headquarters in Seoul

22-06-2018

David Chipperfield Architects Amorepacific Headquarters in Seoul

June 15 saw the inauguration of a new project by David Chipperfield Architects: the...

Iris Ceramica Group and Mario Cucinella Architects create Pollution 2018

21-06-2018

Iris Ceramica Group and Mario Cucinella Architects create Pollution 2018

In the seventies, Fondazione Iris drew the public’s attention to the issue of pollution...

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Colormaster F, an installation by Manuel Franke in the Städel Garten Frankfurt

22-06-2018

Colormaster F, an installation by Manuel Franke in the Städel Garten Frankfurt

As part of the “Im Städel Garten” series, German artist Manuel Frank developed an artwork of monumental dimensions - 50 metres long and 2...

2018 Architecture Biennale, UNES-CO or normal life in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

22-06-2018

2018 Architecture Biennale, UNES-CO or normal life in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

A really compelling proposal: Normal life as a full-time job...

The Architects Series - A documentary on: ARCHI-TECTONICS

THE ARCHITECT SERIES

The Architects Series - A documentary on: ARCHI-TECTONICS

The events in The Architects Series, a video format bringing renowned Italian and...

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Luigi Rosselli: The Books House on the rocks in Sydney

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Luigi Rosselli: The Books House on the rocks in Sydney

Australian architect Luigi Rosselli demonstrates his typological repertoire in the Books House in...

Mount Herzl Memorial Hall, an aluminium brick building by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

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Mount Herzl Memorial Hall, an aluminium brick building by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

A building dug into Mount Herzl, with a concrete outer dome and an aluminium brick inner dome...

The charm of classic IRIS spaces: Muse floor and wall coverings

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The charm of classic IRIS spaces: Muse floor and wall coverings

Iris Ceramica’s Muse collection of enamelled porcelain floors and semi-gres wall coverings is...

He Wei: Zen & Tea Chamber in Beijing

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He Wei: Zen & Tea Chamber in Beijing

Architect He Wei restored an industrial building in Beijing and made it into a Zen & Tea Chamber....

Faena Bazaar and Park in OMA’s Faena District in Miami Beach

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Faena Bazaar and Park in OMA’s Faena District in Miami Beach

The Faena District is made up of three buildings, two of which, the Bazaar and the Park, have...

Marble FMG: the utmost technical and aesthetic quality in porcelain

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Marble FMG: the utmost technical and aesthetic quality in porcelain

FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti makes marble-effect porcelain floors for residential and commercial...

Ennead Architects: Bridge for Laboratory Sciences a Poughkeepsie

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Ennead Architects: Bridge for Laboratory Sciences a Poughkeepsie

Ennead Architects built the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences building and renovated a number of...

Glass walls and photovoltaic panels for RPBW’s Palais de Justice in Paris

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Glass walls and photovoltaic panels for RPBW’s Palais de Justice in Paris

The new Palais de Justice in Paris designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop is a composition of...

SapienStone: the first brand of porcelain for kitchen countertops

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SapienStone: the first brand of porcelain for kitchen countertops

Today’s kitchens centre around the countertop: a surface combining beauty with practicality for...

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Mario Botta

Mario Botta

Born in Mendrisio in 1943, Mario Botta graduated with a degree in architecture from IUAV in Venice, where he met and started working with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. Strongly influenced by the two great masters, his architectural vocabulary evolved to design pure imposing geometric forms. Brick is a key material in his poetics, used as a covering material to underline the severity of the volumes he designs. Every one of his works is covered with a mantle of sacredness, through which he demonstrates the importance of architecture as a means of expression of human memory. In 1969 Botta opened his own practice in Mendrisio and began a busy career designing highly significant, exemplary works of architecture, including several prominent religious buildings. Around the same time he began his teaching and ....

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20-06-2018

The new Territorial Paediatric Centre in Parma creates material and colour effects with ceramics

The new medical services centre for children and teenagers in Parma is a building that...

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19-06-2018

Patkau Architects Audain Art Museum Whistler Canada

A refined building that fits peacefully into its unique natural setting and offers an...

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18-06-2018

Renzo Piano Progetti d'Acqua - Studio Azzurro in Venice

During the International Architecture Exhibition at the Biennale in Venice, Fondazione...

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