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Book, Le Belle Poste Palazzi storici di Poste Italiane

05-08-2022

Book, Le Belle Poste Palazzi storici di Poste Italiane

As testimonies and centrepieces of city life, imposing and monumental protagonists of important squares in Italian city centres, the historic buildings of Poste Italiane are presented in the volume 'Le Belle Poste' recently reprinted by Franco Maria Ricci Editore to celebrate the 160th anniversary of the foundation of the public body

KAAN Architecten Geo and Environmental Centre GUZ Tübingen

04-08-2022

KAAN Architecten Geo and Environmental Centre GUZ Tübingen

On the campus of the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Kaan Architecten designed the new GUZ geo-environmental centre, a state-of-the-art facility for interdisciplinary research on environmental issues. This is the first work that the studio, founded and led by Kees Kaan, Vincent Panhuysen and Dikkie Scipio, has undertaken in Germany

Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti Riviera 107 Pescara

03-08-2022

Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti Riviera 107 Pescara

Architect Giovanni Vaccarini has revisited the theme of the Adriatic "palazzina" (apartment building) for Riviera 107, an elegant residential development built on the seafront of the city of Pescara. The short film The Living Section, produced by The Piranesi Experience and directed by Fabio Paolucci, was recently presented, featuring architect Giovanni Vaccarini himself leading the viewer to discover his project

Architecture and materials

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2022 Architecture Drawing Prize: 5 more weeks to enter

05-08-2022

2022 Architecture Drawing Prize: 5 more weeks to enter

The Architecture Drawing Prize was launched in 2017 by Make Architects, Sir John Soane's Museum and the World Architecture Festival. The prize, sponsored by the Iris Ceramica Group this year with Floornature as European media partner, was established to celebrate architectural design; the deadline for submissions is 9 September 2022.

Sporta pils dārzi in Riga, European Prize for Urban Public Space finalist

04-08-2022

Sporta pils dārzi in Riga, European Prize for Urban Public Space finalist

The "Sporta pils dārzi" urban community garden in Riga, Latvia, created by Artilērijas dārzi, is the result of a community initiative to recover an abandoned lot and presents itself as a new type of public space. Here, a combination of productive, cultural and social logics, as well as nature, are integrated into a shared urban place. The project is one of the five finalists of the 2022 European Prize for Urban Public Space.

Sarah Eick, 100 places in Berlin, postcards from the German capital

03-08-2022

Sarah Eick, 100 places in Berlin, postcards from the German capital

German photographer Sarah Eick has collected some of her photographs of Berlin, offering an almost nostalgic touch, in a format that is perfect for the holiday period: namely that of postcards. The 100 places in Berlin book invites you to walk around the German capital, directing your gaze beyond the stereotypical imagination.

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Mondrian Evolution, a Fondation Beyeler exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth

04-08-2022

Mondrian Evolution, a Fondation Beyeler exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Piet Mondrian and the twenty-fifth anniversary of its own establishment, Fondation Beyeler in the Swiss town of Riehen has organised a major monographic exhibition covering the evolution of the Dutch master’s artistic career, from The Hague School to the geometric extremes of Neoplasticism, in eighty-nine artworks exhibited in nine different galleries.

THE ARCHITECTS SERIES

The Architects Series – A documentary on: CZA

The Architects Series – A documentary on: CZA

The 24th episode of The Architects Series will host international architecture studio CZA – Cino Zucchi Architetti on Thursday, June 9. This webinar event will include the screening of a video followed by a lecture delivered by Cino...

PROJECTS

B2 Architecture: Kabelovna Studios in Holesovice, Prague

29-07-2022

Projects

B2 Architecture: Kabelovna Studios in Holesovice, Prague

B2 Architecture’s Kabelovna Studios represents interior design style for recording studios and post-production areas.

Originality and expressive power: coverings and furnishings inspired by agate

26-07-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Originality and expressive power: coverings and furnishings inspired by agate

In addition to traditional covering materials, high-tech ceramic can now faithfully reproduce the aesthetic properties of precious minerals such as agate.

OPEN Architecture: Pinghe Bibliotheater in Shanghai

20-07-2022

Projects

OPEN Architecture: Pinghe Bibliotheater in Shanghai

As part of the plan for Shanghai’s new Pinghe school district, OPEN Architecture built the Bibliotheater, combining books with the performing arts: a landmark that looks “a bit like a blue whale and a bit like a transatlantic liner” connecting the school with the community.

Archstudio: Courtyard villa in Tangshan, Hebei, China

15-07-2022

Projects

Archstudio: Courtyard villa in Tangshan, Hebei, China

In a twist on the traditional Chinese ‘siheyuan’, Archstudio has created a contemporary villa in Tangshan built around a central courtyard.

Aesthetic quality, efficiency and energy savings: Granitech ventilated façades

12-07-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Aesthetic quality, efficiency and energy savings: Granitech ventilated façades

The Iris Ceramica Group’s new-generation ceramic materials allow the Granitech ventilated façade system to optimise buildings’ performance and energy efficiency, improving living quality.

Barozzi Veiga: Artists’ Ateliers in London’s Design District

13-07-2022

Projects

Barozzi Veiga: Artists’ Ateliers in London’s Design District

In the middle of an urban regeneration plan in the new Design District on London’s Greenwich peninsula, Barozzi Veiga has designed Artists’ Ateliers made up of two opposite but related volumes.

Aesthetic quality, efficiency and energy savings: Granitech ventilated façades

12-07-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Aesthetic quality, efficiency and energy savings: Granitech ventilated façades

The Iris Ceramica Group’s new-generation ceramic materials allow the Granitech ventilated façade system to optimise buildings’ performance and energy efficiency, improving living quality.

Barozzi Veiga: Artists’ Ateliers in London’s Design District

13-07-2022

Projects

Barozzi Veiga: Artists’ Ateliers in London’s Design District

In the middle of an urban regeneration plan in the new Design District on London’s Greenwich peninsula, Barozzi Veiga has designed Artists’ Ateliers made up of two opposite but related volumes.

Unique welcoming atmospheres: the magic of nature in Fiandre’s wood-effect surfaces

05-07-2022

Inspiring Spaces

Unique welcoming atmospheres: the magic of nature in Fiandre’s wood-effect surfaces

The look of wood is brought back to life in top-quality ceramic slabs guaranteeing resistance, impermeability, security and durability.

Biographies

Architect

Aldo Rossi

Aldo Rossi (1931-1997) graduated from Politecnico di Milano in his native city of Milan in 1959 and immediately began pursuing an intense theoretical and teaching career, working with historic magazines such as Casabella - Continuità (1955 to 1964), Società and Il Contemporaneo and serving as editor-in-chief of Marsilio’s Polis series.  In his youth he added numerous trips abroad to his cultural ....

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Architect

Herzog & de Meuron

A point of reference in contemporary architecture, the architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron was established in 1978 by Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, both born in Basel in 1950 and graduated from Zurich Polytechnic in 1975 (Aldo Rossi was one of their instructors). Both Herzog and de Meuron combine teaching with their professional architecture work; they taught at Harvard from 1989 to 1994 and have taught at Eth Polytechnic in Basel since 1999. ....

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Architect

Cino Zucchi

Milan architect, Cino Zucchi (1955) graduated from MIT, Cambridge in Art and Design and then Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano (1979), where he currently lectures in Architectural and Urban Design. Actively engaged in theory and teaching, over the past two decades he has held numerous seminars and conferences at prestigious institutions (Harvard, Florence, Madrid and Zurich). A member of many international research groups, such as "ARE_Living ....

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