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Czech architectural practice OV-A has designed a transparent walkway connecting two historic buildings and giving Prague’s University of Chemistry and Technology (UCT) a new symbol. A contemporary design with a shape that speaks to the world of chemistry sets up an elegant connection with the old buildings.
The new ski school in Tarvisio, designed by the Architetto Beltrame Claudio firm of architects, challenges traditional alpine architectural assumptions and reinterprets the classic chalet. The result is a small landmark that plays on the material nature and symbolism of wood as well as on the dynamics of skiing itself.
Considered one of Italy’s leading designers and critics, the extraordinary, multifaceted career of Alessandro Mendini (1931-2019) spans over forty years, embracing design, architecture and art. “Unconventional Architect” (G. Di Pietrantonio), "A voice that stood out from the crowd" (F. Oddo) and "Revolutionary Design" (R. Scorranese), Mendini graduated from the Politecnico di Milano (1959), but his work was not exclusively confined to architecture. His professional career took him from the Seventies in unceasing endeavor that would explore various design disciplines, creating objects, furniture, installations and paintings, particularly, but not exclusively, with leading Made in Italy companies. A world of objects based on exuberant, individual design, always in pursuit of curiosity and eclecticism. His theoretical work is significant, both with the renowned Studio Alchimia, and his brother Francesco, also an ....
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