Expo Milano 2015: The Albini, Castiglioni, Magistretti and Portaluppi Foundations

" During Expo Milano 2015 the architecture and design studios of architects Franco Albini, Achille Castiglioni, Vico Magistretti and Piero Portaluppi offer Expo visitors an opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the places where icons of Italian architecture and design carried out their everyday work, made up of objects, spaces, curiosity and visions. "

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Day trips from Expo Milano 2015

" Inside and outside Expo 2015: Day trips to take by train from Milan to admire architectural wonders and sample local delicacies. From the theme of Expo Milano 2015, food, to architecture. "

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Food design: where to dine during Expo 2015

" Design and Architecture From the Navigli to Brera, our own “ MasterChefs” are hard at work offering new menus, cocktails and décor in dining venues at all levels. Expo 2015 is about everything to do with food design,'and offers the occasion for opening plenty of new restaurants of all kinds, from luxury dining to the simplest kind of bistro. Let's take a look at restaurants where you can dine with design during Expo 2015. "

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Milano pre Expo: the city square of the future

" Pre-Expo Milan inaugurates 17 thousand square metres at Portello; New York opens micro-plazas: a new architectural concept of the plaza is breaking down differences and going beyond fads and new technologies. The city square, plaza or piazza measures the democracy of a community, and is not just a passageway but a vital link holding together the urban and social fabric of the city. "

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Singapore: the skyline of the garden city designed to be the city of the future

" Singapore: the skyline of the garden city designed to be the city of the future "

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In discovery of the work of Pritzker Prize winning architect Shigeru Ban

" Seventh Japanese architect awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2014 An unusual but important itinerary to discover a different side of architecture. Shigeru Ban, winner of the 2014 Pritzker Prize for architecture, is known as the architect who works with cardboard, bamboo, cloth, recycled plastic and paper by-products and locally available materials. Shigeru Ban’s architecture is lightweight, and can be taken apart and taken elsewhere, primarily to house refugees, providing relief to innocent victims of civil wars and natural disasters. Innovation and empathy: architecture which is designed not to make a profit but to respond to humanitarian causes. In the words of Renzo Piano, who became the second Italian architect to receive a Pritzker Prize for architecture in 1998, “architecture is a service, an art that makes things we need” "

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Brazil 2014: The new World Cup Football stadiums.

" Architects and engineers are creating a new look for Brazil’s stadiums ready for World Cup Football, with futuristic construction and restyling projects. The World Cup in Brazil will be remembered for its futuristic architecture. Architects including Populous, Anibal Coutinho and American architecture and design studios such as Gensler and HKS have all been busy working on development of Brazilian infrastructure in preparation for the kick-off of the 2014 World Cup. "

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ISAY WEINFELD’s Architecture in Brazil

" Isay Weinfeld, Oscar Niemeyer, Marco Kogan and the Campana brothers are the architects and designers best representing Brazilian creativity today. The city of New York, always eager to keep up with the latest developments, has just organised an anthological exhibition about the work of Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld, one of the most interesting contemporary architects, whose residential and commercial projects are changing the look of cities like San Paolo. Weinfeld’s minimalist style is inspired by Brazilian design of the ’50s. "

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Bookshop architecture the world over

" A bookshop is a place where the explorer in all of us can enjoy all the excitement of “travel”, particularly shops featuring beautiful contemporary and modernist architecture. It’s hard to decide which are the world’s most architecturally interesting bookshops, but we have chosen to include the ones that follow in our itinerary. "

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