Creating green oases, bringing agriculture into the city, using greenery as a way of relaunching historic city centres: these are just a few of the themes of three recent installations and initiatives focusing on use of greenery as a key element in urban design in different parts of Italy.
A number of interesting temporary installations for Fuorisalone and Euroflora experiment with different architectural materials and idioms. At Fuorisalone 2018, Carrara Causeway, created by architect Marco Porpora for Ariostea, Piuarch’s AgrAir and Labics’ Visionair; and Locus Amoenus, an installation by ENTER Studio and OBR, bringing architecture to Euroflora 2018.
For five days Milan becomes the world capital of architecture: the hot topic of the week not only in the exhibition pavilions but all over the city. Numerous architects will be opening their studies to the public, hosting events and initiatives introducing the general public to the discipline.
The IDF Habitat headquarters by Piuarch, Stefano Sbarbati and Incet Ingénierie in Champigny-sur-Marne, France is a building with a bold identity, an efficient, functional complex that is part of an ambitious redevelopment programme.
The Piuarch architecture studio returns to via Mecenate, a short distance from the buildings of the ex-Caproni factory, to design a new hotel that reinforces the architectural identity of the setting and maps out new trends for business accommodation.
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