A result of the international call for ideas convened by Bocconi University to extend its facilities in Milan, the project for the new campus sits on grounds located south of the current university campus, between a park and the urban environment clo
The new home of Fondazione Prada in Milan, inaugurated in 2015 after the renovation of seven structures of the old distillery – warehouses, laboratories, and brewing silos; and the construction of two new ones – a glazed exhibition hall and a mirror
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
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
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.
In 2016, EMBT participated with four teams – Stefano Boeri, MAD, Cino Zucchi, and Mecanoo – in a multidisciplinary workshop to redefine seven old railway yards that break the urban fabric of Milan imposing barriers between neighboring districts... [+
The pavilion’s envelope is a prestressed plastic mesh that lets the air flow through and natural light come in, which helps keep energy use to a minimum. Built for Expo 2015, the structure is conceived to be easily dismantled and reassembled elsewher
Situado en el lugar más tranquilo del recinto ferial, el pabellón de Slow Food está compuesto por tres cabañas con estructura de madera dispuestas en torno a un patio triangular.
As part of the redefinition of the area Porta Volta, Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli is relocating its seat to the northern center of Milan. Together with the building of Fondazione, the project includes the development of two further buildings, m
Industrialization plays a key role in contemporary construction and can offer solutions to housing issues because it provides huge benefits in terms of build time and quality. Since 2008, Elemental has devoted part of its research to several housing
The playroom’s aim is to serve as a building that lends itself to integration, active use and comfort for disabled children, through three architectural elements: a ramp that surrounds the central space, a structural box and a series of patios... [+]
With the monograph on Gio Ponti just published by Taschen in a large format (36.5 x 36.5 cm), so far rivaled only by Phaidon with its impressive Le Corbusier Le Grand (33.34 x 43.82 cm), the fortunes of this Milanese architect seem to have reached (f
In the absence of being able to go and see its F/W 2021 menswear show in Milan, Prada is tantalising people’s sense of touch with what it describes as an ‘inviting and seductive’ series of spaces. Faux fur walls and cool marble and plaster floors cre
The recent architecture of large institutional headquarters has enriched the serious and cold canon of modernity with new elements linked to history, technique, and work organization.
Inspired in the linear archetype of a house with a gable roof, the architecture of the Fondazione Feltrinelli becomes three-dimensional to address the topography and memory of the place.
The Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has inaugurated the tower that wraps up the Fondazione Prada in Milan. Intended to house the institution’s permanent collection of contemporary works of art, this building rises 60 meters and nine stories, cutting a f
The Milanese firm Piuarch has transformed the final assembly plant of an abandoned Caproni aircraft factory in Milan into a new headquarters for the fashion brand Gucci. Exceeding 35,000 square meters in floor area, the complex restores the original
Publishers and communications media have traditionally paid close attention to their public corporate image, and have banked on internationally prestigious architects to give that image material form. Suffice it to remember the mythical competition f
After the opening of the Fondazione Prada and Armani/Silos and also in the wake of Expo Milano 2015, Milan’s efforts to be the hub of world design has had no pause. The Lombard capital has now hosted Milan Design Week 2016 and the Milan International
Just a few days after the Universal Exposition of Milan was inaugurated, the outskirts of the northern Italian city saw the opening of the Fondazione Prada, an institution sure to outlast the Expo pavilions. It will last longer because of the quality
The urbanization layer that globalization has brought to Milan takes the form of trademark buildings which stimulate gentrification and alter the city’s skyline and traditional scheme.
The climate of economic and social austerity has pushed away the gimmicky formulas of previous universal expositions in favor of simpler and more sustainable architecture.