A couple of years ago Floornature published an itinerary focusing on Italian bookstores specialising in architecture and design, in which Cintya Concari suggested, among others, Brac bookstore in Florence. We go back and take another look at it now that the interior design project by architects Javier Deferrari and Lavinia Modesti has been implemented.
The 15th International Architecture Exhibition at Biennale di Venezia is coming to a close, but the “taking care” campaign in the Italian Pavilion presented by TAMassociati continues in Italy’s suburbs. Two of the five mobile units in the "suburbs in action" project are now being completed, while the crowdfunding campaign for the others continues.
The Seashore Library, winner of the Archmarathon prize, is one of Vector Architects’s most surprising projects. A concrete block on the beach in Beidaihe New District, China, represents Vector Architects’ reflection on the relationship between landscape and architecture.
At the end of a competitive tender process by invitation announced in 2010 Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (RRA) was successful in winning the project for the Kimen Stjørdal Cultural Centre, in the heart of Norway. RRA designed a technological container of concrete, steel and glass with a roof inspired by the local traditional houses which have double-pitched roofs.
The Chinese studio Urbanus has designed a symbolic building to house the library of South University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Shenzhen. The SUST university library offers Urbanus an opportunity to rethink places of learning and social relationships in the big city.
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