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Five designs have qualified in the competition of ideas for a multipurpose building – along with a system of landscaped public spaces – that would enlarge Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI (Museum of 21st-Century Arts). The scheme drawn up by Paris-based estudio
The proejct ‘Futuro Precedent’ (Future Precedent) – drawn up by the Spanish practices of Jesús Aparicio and Donaire Milans, in collaboration with the local architects and heritage experts Francesco Cellini and María Margarita Segarra with the restore
The proposal is based on an open system concept prepared to accommodate the present and future growth of the campus, an architectural organism with the capacity to spark new uses and habits...
The accidental fall of a young boy into an abyss of Rome’s Esquiline Hill in the 15th century revealed that cavities until then believed to be natural were partly buried vestiges of the Domus Aurea, Nero’s lavish villa, which his successors had hidde
The setting for the exhibition ‘Italian Lexicon: Stories and Faces of Our Country’ features structures of unfinished air combining arches, vaults, and exedras, returning to the architectural language of classical Rome to establish a dialogue with the
Within the historical area of the city of Rome, three buildings have been turned into a cultural center containing exhibition halls, accommodations for artists, and a rooftop restaurant.
Brioni is an exclusive fashion maison founded in Rome in 1945, well known for its bespoke suits and ready-to-wear collections for men. Since its founding the firm has kept itself in the avant-garde of masculine tailoring, and in 2015 it decided to up
Valentino is an Italian fashion maison founded by Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani in 1957. He opened his first atelier on Rome’s Via dei Condotti in 1959. In 2008, David Chipperfield Architects was appointed to develop a new store concept for Va
The ensemble, with a total area of 17,000 m², is organized in several volumes, each one with a different envelope depending on its use. The facades of offices and retail buildings are designed with glass and a delicate aluminum lattice... [+]
Chosen as winner after a competition in 1998, the design of the new congress center underlines the contrast between the sinuous forms of the volume that constitutes the heart of the building – the ‘Cloud,’ with an auditorium for 1,850 spectators – an
Un atrio central bañado de luz organiza el edificio de la nueva biblioteca, cuya compleja estructura está diseñada para no afectar a las ruinas arqueológicas existentes en el subsuelo.
In 1998 the Special Superintendency for Contemporary Art, by appointment of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, convened an international competition for the design of the first National?Arts Center of Italy, devoted to the exhibition and preservation
El Museo Nacional de las Artes del siglo XXI es el primer museo público de Italia dedicado a la creatividad contemporánea. Su sede se encuentra en el barrio romano de Flaminio, sobre unos antiguos terrenos militares en los que aún quedan algunos cuar
This project is a multipurpose complex devoted to music that further enriches the city’s vast cultural heritage. Made up of three ‘music boxes’ of different capacities (2,800, 1,200 and 700 seats) and features, which seem to hover over the surroundin
Ever since the day he came across a camera in the Paris metropolitan raiway, JR – pseudonym of the street artist Jean René – has taken photographs in black and white and enlarged them to stick on walls of buildings for all to see, in a quest to make
On the 4th of September of 1997, the architect Aldo Rossi died in Milan following a road accident. Aged 66, he was at the peak of his career: in 1990 he had been awarded the Pritzker Prize, he had construction sites running around the world, and impo
Retractable floor will allow visitors to see the ‘majesty of the monument’ from its centre, says culture minister. The floor of Rome’s Colosseum, where gladiators once fought against each other and wild animals, is set to be restored to its former gl
How did the prosperity of the West come about? Two monumental works by American professors offer unexpected answers. Walter Scheidel, who teaches classical culture, history, and human biology at Stanford, argues that it was the failure of the Roman E
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
The layout of the permanent exhibition 'Italian Lexicon: Stories and Faces of Our Country' was designed by Benedetta Tagliabue (Milan, 1963) and her architectural firm Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, with Nazaret Busto Rodríguez (project leader) and the des
The Roman practice Labics is the author of the Città del Sole urban regeneration project, which emptied some old bus depots next to Rome’s Tiburtina railway station and raised beside them a new building for mixed uses: offices, commercial spaces, res
Architects make a widely varying use of metaphor. Sometimes metaphors serve to establish connections among different disciplines, as when modern architects declared that buildings had to be ‘machines.’ Other times, metaphors make it possible to unch
Adolfo Natalini and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia founded Superstudio in Florence in 1966. Gian Piero Frassinelli, the brothers Roberto and Alessandro Magris, and Alessandro Poli would later join the architecture, art, and design collective. Just as o
The famous fashion house Fendi, whose specialties include furs, ready-to-wear, shoes, other leather goods, fragances, and eyewear, has transferred its Rome headquarters to the iconic Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana. Inaugurated during Benito Mussolini
The curator describes it as “a small exhibition dedicated to a great figure.” Opened in December and on view until 3 May this year, the Lina Bo Bardi show at the Museum of 21st-Century Art (MAXXI) in Rome looks at work carried out by the young Achill
In Principes de géographie humaine, published in 1921, geographer Paul Vidal de la Blache evoked “[the] arches and the domes, all of this marvelous flowering which has alternately expressed Egyptian and Hellenistic art, that of Rome, and that of Byza
The architect José Ignacio Linazasoro joins the list of winners, including Rafael Moneo and David Chipperfield, of the Piranesi Prix de Rome, an award sponsored by the Accademia Arianea, the Ordine degli Architetti de Roma, and the Casa dell’Architet
Against archaeology of the kind that is based on a superstitious respect for the ruin, Krier advocates the scientific and evocative reconstruction of monuments of the past.
El alcalde de Roma, Gianni Alemanno, ha presentado el proyecto de remodelación urbana de Tor Bella Monaca, un degradado suburbio al sureste de la ciudad, que se convertirá en una ‘metrópolis policéntrica’ con todos los usos y servicios integrados, y
MAXXI of Rome El Museo MAXXI de Roma fue declarado ganador del premio Stirling 2010. Es la cuarta vez que Zaha Hadid optaba a este reconocimiento, el más importante en el campo de la arquitectura en el Reino Unido y uno de los más prestigiosos
La extensa obra de Pier Luigi Nervi puso de manifiesto las posibilidades plásticas de las técnicas modernas; una exposición en el MAXXI de Roma presenta su figura en el contexto de la arquitectura del siglo XX.
En su decimoquinta edición, el jurado del premio Stirling, concedido por el RIBA británico, ha considerado que el mejor edificio inglés del año se encuentra en Roma. La nominación se ha hecho pública el 2 de octubre, y la receptora del galardón y las
En el distrito Flaminio, al norte de la capital italiana, sobre unos antiguos cuarteles, se alza el primer museo de la ciudad dedicado al arte y la arquitectura contemporáneos, un edificio gestual en perfecto hormigón, protagonizado por las circulaci
En 1999 Doug Aitken ganó el León de Oro de la bienal de Venecia con la obra Electric Earth, una instalación audiovisual; llamaré así a su pieza, aunque veremos que él es el primero en recordarnos que está por inventar la palabra que defina mejor sus
Roma es una ciudad que pertenece al mundo, aunque durante su larga y accidentada historia los gobernantes, los arquitectos y los depredadores hayan tratado de dejar su marca sobre ella. El último que lo ha conseguido es el arquitecto norteamericano R
On April 21, the legendary date of the founding of Rome, two of the three theaters in Rome’s new Auditorium complex, or Parco della Musica, were inaugurated, inspiring intense feelings of wonder. The uncanny scarab-shaped hoods of the three halls pro
Entre los lugares secretos de la ciudad de Roma existe una plaza cuadrangular y desierta sobre la colina del Aventino, rodeada de obeliscos y relieves de emblemas con cruces y espadas. Es la plaza de los Caballeros de la Orden de Malta...
Walter Scheidel The Failure of Empire and the Road to Prosperity
Princeton University Press - 440 Pages
Antonio Pizza Milán, París, Berlín y Roma (1909-1915)
José Antonio Flores Buenos Aires 2014 - 208 Pages