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Archisbang transforms incomplete residential building into new offices

01-12-2022

Archisbang transforms incomplete residential building into new offices

Architectural studio Archisbang transformed and converted a incomplete residential building in the province of Turin into a new office space. The architects have made the "unfinished" condition that characterised the building for many years the key to interpretation of the new renovation project

Renzo Piano and Alvisi Kirimoto Interiors of Rai News 24 television studios

30-11-2022

Renzo Piano and Alvisi Kirimoto Interiors of Rai News 24 television studios

The studios of Rai News 24, Italy’s 24-hour news channel, located in the Rai production centre in Rome’s Saxa Rubra district, were recently renovated with interior design by Renzo Piano and Alvisi Kirimoto translating the evolution of the multimedia scene into architectural form and revealing some of the work that goes on behind the camera

La città è di tutti - TRANSLITERA #02

29-11-2022

La città è di tutti - TRANSLITERA #02

On 30 November the second edition of Translitera, a series of meetings focusing on urban regeneration organised by the Order of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservationists of Venice in collaboration with Fondazione APPC of Venice and in partnership with M9 – Museo del '900 in Venezia Mestre, opens on 30 November

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A757, a flexible condominium in Buenos Aires

01-12-2022

A757, a flexible condominium in Buenos Aires

The Argentinian architecture firm Hitzig Militello has built a new condominium in the Villa Crespo district of Buenos Aires. A volume characterised by linear shapes and a flexible layout, to accommodate future uses, harmoniously integrated into the urban context without sacrificing a strong visual identity, based on a monochrome palette.

WAF 2022 begins in Lisbon with Floornature and the Iris Ceramica Group

30-11-2022

WAF 2022 begins in Lisbon with Floornature and the Iris Ceramica Group

The World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors begin today in Lisbon, continuing until 2 December 2022. The world-wide event for architecture is back in the Portuguese capital again, after the 2021 edition. Floornature and the Iris Ceramica Group are involved in two competitions: The Architecture Drawing Prize and The Architectural Photography Awards.

Transformation from an old bazaar into a restaurant, designed by ARQUID

29-11-2022

Transformation from an old bazaar into a restaurant, designed by ARQUID

The architects of the ARQUID studio have completed the renovation of an old bazaar in Madrid. The pre-existing structure was reborn as La Más Rica restaurant, offering a fusion between the maritime culture of Galicia with the more industrial style that frames the history of the Chamberí neighbourhood, where the building is located.

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Design&Trends

Sonia Massari: “Designing sustainable food is a job for designers”

01-12-2022

Sonia Massari: “Designing sustainable food is a job for designers”

So says the Italian researcher, an expert in design thinking applied to the world of food and agriculture: the designer ought to be involved right from the start of the process of creating and producing sustainable food, to ‘join the dots’ and innovate in processes, systems and products.

THE ARCHITECTS SERIES

The Architects Series – A documentary on: Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT

The Architects Series – A documentary on: Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT

In its 27th instalment, The Architects Series will feature international architecture firm Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT on Thursday, December 1. The webinar will include the screening of the video followed by a lecture on the...

PROJECTS

Equipo de Arquitectura: Childcare Centre in Villeta, Paraguay

16-11-2022

Projects

Equipo de Arquitectura: Childcare Centre in Villeta, Paraguay

Equipo de Arquitectura designed a raw earth building with an introspective appearance to host a children’s centre in a suburb of the city of Villeta, in Paraguay.

Porcelaingres Stardust: harmony and originality in colours inspired by clay

15-11-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Porcelaingres Stardust: harmony and originality in colours inspired by clay

Porcelaingres’s Stardust collection combines the tradition of clay, a versatile material with a very long tradition, and the industrial evolution of high-tech ceramics, in a colour palette of elegant, delicate earthy colours, enriched with prestigious hues.

Dawoffice: Kamanar secondary school in Thionck Essyl, Senegal

11-11-2022

Projects

Dawoffice: Kamanar secondary school in Thionck Essyl, Senegal

In Thionck Essyl, in the south of Senegal, Dawoffice built Kamanar secondary school out of timber and clay.

Acha Zaballa: renovation of Joyous Home, a Modernist house in Spain

09-11-2022

Projects

Acha Zaballa: renovation of Joyous Home, a Modernist house in Spain

Cristina Acha and Miguel Zaballa approach the restoration of an apartment in the heart of Castro Urdiales, in Cantabria, Spain, maintaining the original elements wherever possible and updating them with use of colour to produce an expressionistic project.

New Ariostea Ultra Fragmenta and Ultra Graniti collections: natural artistic creations

01-11-2022

Inspiring Spaces

New Ariostea Ultra Fragmenta and Ultra Graniti collections: natural artistic creations

Refined, elegant and timeless are the best adjectives to describe Ariostea’s new Ultra Fragmenta and Ultra Graniti maxi-slab collections.

Ludwig Godefroy Architecture: Casa Merida in the Yucatan

02-11-2022

Projects

Ludwig Godefroy Architecture: Casa Merida in the Yucatan

Ludwig Godefroy’s Casa Mérida is an experiment in energy self-sufficiency and a “habitable garden” in which to experience a new and more complete relationship between indoors and outdoors, in which the history of the Yucatan Peninsula plays an important role.

New Ariostea Ultra Fragmenta and Ultra Graniti collections: natural artistic creations

01-11-2022

Inspiring Spaces

New Ariostea Ultra Fragmenta and Ultra Graniti collections: natural artistic creations

Refined, elegant and timeless are the best adjectives to describe Ariostea’s new Ultra Fragmenta and Ultra Graniti maxi-slab collections.

Ludwig Godefroy Architecture: Casa Merida in the Yucatan

02-11-2022

Projects

Ludwig Godefroy Architecture: Casa Merida in the Yucatan

Ludwig Godefroy’s Casa Mérida is an experiment in energy self-sufficiency and a “habitable garden” in which to experience a new and more complete relationship between indoors and outdoors, in which the history of the Yucatan Peninsula plays an important role.

Bottega d’Arte quality surface coverings: the charm of handcrafted red body tiles

25-10-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Bottega d’Arte quality surface coverings: the charm of handcrafted red body tiles

Iris Ceramica’s new Bottega d'Arte collection revives all the nobility and value of the history of ceramics with an emphasis on quality workmanship in red clay.

Biographies

Architect

Mário Martins

Mário Martins was born in Lagos, Algarve – Portugal in 1964, and graduated in 1988 from the Architecture Faculty of Lisbon Technical University. He worked for about one year in the architectural practice of Manuel Graça Dias and Egas José Vieira, and occasionally with the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça. At the end of 1988 he decided to return to Lagos, setting up Oblíqua Arquitectos with the architect Vítor Lourenço, ....

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Architect

Frank Owen Gehry

Born in Toronto in 1929, Frank Owen Gehry moved to Los Angeles in 1947, where he first studied art and then devoted himself to architecture, earning his degree in 1954. In the early years he worked for Victor Gruen Associates and then studied urban planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Gehry’s work is situated in the postmodernist current and in Deconstructivism, of which he is unanimously recognized as one of the leading exponents. In his buildings, the ....

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Architect

Piuarch

Studio Piuarch of Brera, in central Milan, was established in 1996 by Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario with the intention of combining different skills and experience in a common architectural practice.  Piuarch’s approach to design is always based on the specific features of places, optimising their potential and the architectural relationship between buildings and their urban surroundings ....

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