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Samuel Holzner. City Life Milano

02-03-2018

Samuel Holzner. City Life Milano

The young, South Tyrolean photographer, Samuel Holzner is on a mission to make architecture intelligible to the observer. This is his interesting visual representation of the City Life project in Milan, clearly showcasing its urbanistic and human dimension. Samuel Holzner, South Tyrolean, born in 1989 has a great passion - architecture photography. A passion he has been cultivating enthusiastically and with dedication since he first attended photography school in Hall, Tyrol, completing his studies as an assistant photographer first to Oscar da Riz in Bolzano, then to Florian Holzherr in Munich.  Since he became a freelancer in 2013, his mission has been to visualise the character of buildings as effectively as possible, and his response to this challenge is elegant, regardless of the weather conditions because Samuel Holzner really isn't concerned about “bad weather”. Indeed, when you work in such an impressive natural context as South Tyrol, with its standout visual impact, the “bad weather” means he can focus more on the architecture itself, for example when clouds cover the Dolomites and the landscape is not reflected in the glazing.  However, it takes in-depth knowledge of the landscape - whether natural or manmade - to do this, because that is what forms the substrate of the visual narrative running through his work. His sensitivity is particularly evident in one of his photographic projects, which took him from the rugged peaks of South Tyrol to Milan, more specifically to CityLife, the project for the redevelopment of the historical city hub of the Fiera di Milano exhibition centre. One of the largest urban redevelopments in Europe, with a total area of 366,000 square metres which includes works by Zaha Hadid, Arata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind. Although a number of images of this landmark project have been published in the different media, rarely do we get the feeling that the redevelopment area has actually been integrated into a real, lived-in urban context, or that it has a human dimension to it. So, Samuel Holzner set out to explore CityLife with some keywords in mind - sustainability, quality lifestyle and services. All to portray this project whose intention is to be a “green lung” in the city of Milan., thanks to its public park - the first new-build park in the city centre since the end of the 19th century - for now with 70,000+ square metres of the total 173,000 square-metre area completed and opened. This is how the South Tyrolean photographer tells us all about this articulated, balanced mix of public and private functions, which includes residences, offices, shops and services, green areas, public and leisure spaces. And he does all of this with architecture photographs that do much more than just providing documentation, usually limited to shapes and materials. Holzner's photos really demonstrate the aesthetic and emotional thrust behind each building. Therefore, in Milan like in the Dolomites, Holzner uses contextualisation of the single buildings even when it's just a rough idea to bring out the character of each architectural element. Whether he photographs the  Allianz tower, designed by Arata Isozaki with Andrea Maffei, and currently Italy's tallest building (202 metres high with 50 storeys), or the  residential complex designed by Zaha Hadid or the CityLife Business & Shopping District, one of the largest urban shopping districts in Europe that opened on 30 November 2017, Holzner conveys sensations that spring from his skilful composition of the images. In conclusion, like with the Dolomites, here Samuel Holzner doesn't stop at the beauty of nature, nor does he stop even before the visual impact of iconic architecture. Moreover, by including the human element both inside and outside the buildings, he emphasises their use and provides a narrative of the true essence of this new urban landscape in third-millennium Milan as a possible driver of social and cultural change based on architectural redevelopment. @chrisbuerklein Samuel Holzner Instagram http://www.samuel-holzner.com/

Facade of the Allianz Tower in Milan – Andrea Maffei

19-06-2017

Facade of the Allianz Tower in Milan – Andrea Maffei

Andrea Maffei and Arata Isozaki’s endless tower challenges the sky over Milan with its steel and cold-bent glass modules

Architettura Invisibile Exhibition - Carlo Bilotti Museum

18-01-2017

Architettura Invisibile Exhibition - Carlo Bilotti Museum

To mark the occasion of the 150th anniversary of relations between Japan and Italy, an exhibition opens on January 19 entitled "Architettura Invisibile" - “Invisible Architecture” at Carlo Bilotti Museum - Aranciera di Villa Borghese in Rome, focusing on Italian and Japanese movements in architecture in the ‘60s and ‘70s and contemporary debate.

Bilbao: architecture, sustainable projects and archistars

12-02-2016

Bilbao: architecture, sustainable projects and archistars

In the past twenty years the authorities of the city of Bilbao have given concrete form to a carefully thought-out plan for their city’s urban development, commissioning architectural projects of international relevance which have made the Basque city one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations.

What to see in Japan: houses in the city

18-12-2015

What to see in Japan: houses in the city

How Japanese architecture has changed since the days of Arata Isozaki, Tadao Ando and Kazuyo Sejima. From Shigeru Ban to Hosaka Takeshi, the nature of the home in Japan. What to see in Japan: a voyage in discovery of the most interesting city homes.

Architects, Architectures and Projects from Japan the best of the week

17-07-2015

Architects, Architectures and Projects from Japan the best of the week

The Archi Depot Tokyo exhibition at Triennale di Milano and the pavilion and national day of Japan at Expo Milano 2015 offer an excellent starting point for looking at architecture in Japan presented recently in Floornature.

Archi Depot Tokyo Exhibition Triennale Milano

08-07-2015

Archi Depot Tokyo Exhibition Triennale Milano

Projects by the most important Japanese architects will be represented through their architectural models at Triennale di Milano July 10 through 19 in the exhibition Archi Depot Tokyo, curated by Fondazione Archi Depot.

Cloudscraper: A century of skyscrapers in Milan exhibition

21-11-2014

Cloudscraper: A century of skyscrapers in Milan exhibition

In view of the transformations underway as the city prepares for Expo 2015, the current exhibition at Fondazione Riccardo Catella looks at how the skyline of Milan has evolved through 80 skyscrapers built over the past century.

Ingarden & Ewy Architekci + ARUP inaugurates the ICE Kraków Congress Centre

28-10-2014

Ingarden & Ewy Architekci + ARUP inaugurates the ICE Kraków Congress Centre

The recently opened ICE Kraków Congress Centre was designed by Ingarden & Ewy Architekci in partnership with Arata Isozaki & Associates, with technical installations and acoustic design by ARUP.

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