In these times of pandemic and social distancing, technological tools have tried to address the restrictions imposed on in-person activities through digital alternatives that can help prevent our lives from stagnating altogether. In a locked-down Mil
A fruit of the collaboration between Mario Cucinella Arquitectos – based in Bologna and New York – and WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project), the Italian company specialized in 3D printing, this circular housing prototype made of soil is located in
Facing the Sicilian coasts and with the imposing presence of Mount Etna in the distance, forty-six freestanding columns stand eight meters tall along the waterfront promenade of Reggio Calabria, forming an orthogonal grid over the sinuous scheme of t
At the top of the Schnals Valley glacier, at an elevation of more than 3,000 meters, an observation deck invites excursionists to climb and take in some breathtaking views of the Tyrolean Alps and abrupt landscape. Following the natural topography of
Renzo Piano donRenzo Piano donó a Génova, su ciudad natal, el diseño para reconstruir el viaducto Polcevera, también conocido como el puente Morandi, tras el colapso que sufrió el 14 de agosto de 2018, causando 43 muertos. El nuevo puente se inaugura
The S-form of this apartment building in Milan meets the program requirements and complies with zoning regulations while adapting to the triangular site, which includes a public garden and an early 20th-century classicist building that has been fitte
The new cultural district includes the complete metamorphosis of a 17th-century convent and the construction of a museum on the cultural inheritance of the 20th century. The main spatial strategy for the new museum was to create a footpath that trave
Located in a rugged landscape within the Alpine municipality of Lodrino, the house is the result of combining old elements – a dwelling dating back to the 15th century that was partly altered in the 1970s, and a small stable from the year 1900 that s
The Navarrese firm of Francisco Mangado has won the competition for a cultural center-cum library in Legnano, a township in Italy’s Lombardy region, 30 kilometers from Milan. With a gross floor area of 4,120 square meters, the complex rises on the ed
Art and nature come together at Arte Sella, an outdoor museum in the Province of Trento, where the spherical Kodoma Pavilion is assembled with solid larch wood pieces and no metal fittings or glue.
Comissioned by the Italian company Casone Group, the two showrooms – Naturescape in Milan and Stonescape in Bologna – recreate a topography molded by the interaction of stone and water.
At the foot of the imposing Sciliar massif in the Dolomites, the popular Parc Hotel Florian has been expanded, with ten new suites grouped in a stand-alone two-floor complex that emulates tree houses. In order not to break the continuity of the surro
In Rome, the National Museum of 21st Century Art – or MAXXI for short – will from 26 February through 1 August bring together more than 800 drawings, plans, photographs, and models of the prolific work of Aldo Rossi, not to mention letters. The item
Nonconformist and of strong convictions, Enzo Mari through his designs extolled the value of artisanship in the face of industrialization.
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The tragedy of 14 August 2018, when 43 people were killed by the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, was a heavy blow to the city, to Italy, and to the prestige of Italian engineering. So the recent inauguration of the rebuilt infrastructure – t
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On 29 april the coronavirus ended the life of Germano Celant, one of the most influential critics in the world of art. Celant, born in Genoa during World War ii, was for twenty-five years a curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City
1931-2019 One of the main representatives of Italian design, Alessandro Mendini passed away on 18 February 2019, at the age of 87. Born in Milan, Mendini graduated from the city’s Politecnico, and soon he joined cutting edge groups that, in the 1960s
1941-2019 Coauthor of the ‘Continuous Movement,’ one the most influential architectural visions of the second half of the 20th century, Cristiano Toraldo di Francia died on 30 July at the age of 78. Son of the physicist and philospher Giuliano Torald
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