The outskirts of the city of Bari have been subjected to a major residential and service project developed by studio Sancilio. The imposing scale of the project, organised around a central plaza set in green surroundings, counts 350 residential, commercial and office units which stand out from the high density constructions around them due to the rhythmic design of the façade and careful attention to the details of finishes.
Concreteness and dynamism are the keywords describing the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai. The design produced by a team under the direction of Giampaolo Imbrighi reveals solid compositional choices and assignment of priority to environmental sustainability, and reflects a spirit of change and flexibility with innovative use of clear cement.GranitiFiandre is a partner of the General Commission of the Italian Government for Expo 2010.
The Italian version of the receptionless hotel formula, Simone Micheli‘s Town@house street in Milan, astounds visitors with its vibrant colour schemes and monolithic furnishings left up to the guests' free interpretation. For a visit characterised by full immersion in the city, the walls are covered with blown-up photographs taken by Maurizio Marcato on the streets of Milan.
Surfaces, architectural elements banally conceived of as horizontal and vertical, play an important role in the history of perception, in that they cover buildings and thereby augment our spatial perception of them.
Nowadays we ought to call them modules with a design identity of their own, because in contemporary culture they sum up the principle of objects which are diversified yet standardised, even while maintaining the properties and image of reproducible, interpretable manufactures.
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