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Project • By ss67architetti | Lucia Barna | Roberto CastellaniMasterplans

The Renaissance of Vernazza

Cinque Terre's Comeback: How Vernazza Rebuilt ItselfWhen a biblical storm rolled across the Cinque Terre, northwest Italy’s string of five historic coastal villages (Porotfino, Monteroso, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore), last October, the floods carried fishing boats all the way to Morocco—and almost wiped the prettiest village, Vernazza, off the map. Pritzker Prize–winning British architect Richard Rogers, who has vacationed in the town for more than 50 years, is spearheading (with Italian architect Ernesto Bartolini and Roberto Castellani) a master plan for the public areas that is funded by nonprofit organizations such as Save Vernazza. The Rogers' Plan for the Reconstruction and Requalification of Vernazza has... More

Project • By Renzo Piano Building WorkshopCinemas

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

When it opens in the heart of Los Angeles, at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world’s premier movie museum. Situated on the famed “Miracle Mile,” the museum will preserve and breathe new life into the former 1939 May Company department store, now re-named the Saban Building. Celebrating its history and imagining new possibilities, the additions to the building that date from 1946 have been removed and replaced with a spherical building that features the 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater and the Dolby Family Terrace with views towards Hollywood. The revitalized campus will feature more than 50,000 square feet of gallery space, two theaters, cutting-... More

Project • By iGuzziniOffices

Head office of the Law Society

The Maison des Avocats ( the head office of the Law Society in Paris) is part of the new Judicial Headquarters, a group of buildings designed specifically for the legal profession and currently under construction in the 17th arrondissement in Paris, in the Clichy Batignolles neighbourhood. The other buildings include the new Courthouse, again designed by RPBW and the Regional Headquarters of the Judicial Police. The area also includes the Martin Luther King park, a green area for the city and space for relaxing. It is also a meeting point where the paths crossing the site converge: a pedestrian area that will liven up the urban activity.Three key ideas lie behind the designing of this building. The first one is transparency - a symbolic val... More

Project • By Granada Garcés ArquitectosOffices


Art factory The relationship between the industrial and the poetic   An atypical building stands out in the "Colombia" neighborhood, a central area of ​​Bogota. It is the sculpture studio of the Colombian artist Doris Salcedo, one of the most important figures in the world of contemporary art. Salcedo requested a place where she could conceive, produce, catalog and document her works of art. Within its requirements was to achieve the maximum useful space and to be able to carry out more than one work at a time with total independence.   The challenge was to de-hierarchize the spaces so that simultaneous activities could be carried out. Only in this way could the necessary flexibility be generated, to go from the industrial to... More

Project • By Hampton+Rivoira+ArquitectosApartments

Edificio Oro

We are seduced by steel structures, particularly the eloquence and precision of their assembly and presence. That explicit condition of drawing the efforts as they decant in the tectonicity of the building…as in the works of Foster, Rogers, Renzo Piano you immediately have the certainty that Newton lives ... so far away from the mannerist approaches of the parametric trend of some currant architecture. The issue of context is no less important, there is always eloquent immediate information about the environment that guides us towards an architecture integrated with the context in terms of its own identity, where design decisions consolidate the character of the place. Here in Palermo Viejo, it is the insinuation of one more passage... More

Product • By solaris tendeExterior sun shading facade

Exterior sun shading facade

Exterior roller blinds for sun shading facades. The fabric roll inside an alumium cassette diameter 130 mm and is guided by stainless steel rods diameter 8 mm. The fabric is reinforced with stainless streel bars inside horizontal pocket to increase the wind resistance of the system. More

Project • By FGP AtelierPavilions

Orchid Educational Pavilion

ContextThe Orchid Pavilion is located in the heart of Oaxaca, Mexico within the walls of the Church and former monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzman (constructed 1572-1666) – now the Botanical Gardens of Santo Domingo. The Pavilion sits within one of the most biologically diverse ecologies in the world and as part of an ensemble of cultural experiences. Beyond the physical site, the Pavilion is located in a part of Mexico with a unique building tradition, labor force, and construction expertise that would be integrated into the design. The project was funded by a mix of public and private support and, as a result, required a phased design approach.   The project also sits within the context of FGP’s broader body of work th... More

Project • By PORCELANOSACourthouses

Tribunal de Grande Instance

The Tribunal de Grande Instance in Paris has moved its installations to the Batignolles neighbourhood, in the 17tharrondissement of the French capital, where KRION® has been used to create much of the furniture in these new headquarters. Established in the Middle Ages in l’Île de Cité, at the heart of Paris, the Tribunal de Grande Instance (TGI) has moved to its new address, establishing itself in a spectacular 160 metre tall building created by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) international architecture studio, a 38 floor tower with three different levels, one on top of the other. KRION® has formed part of this project, a material used to create and design much of the... More

Project • By Ben Koush AssociatesPrivate Houses

Model Infill House

This house is located in one of Houston’s last intact, nineteenth-century, working-class neighborhoods—the Near Northside—about one mile north of downtown. While perhaps not conventionally attractive, the Near Northside’s collection of well-used Queen Anne and Folk Victorian worker’s cottages offers lessons on how old buildings can be adapted to new uses and increased density instead of simply being replaced. We took this ethos of economy into consideration for the design of a new house on a lot that had always been vacant and approached it as a prototype for future infill houses in this rapidly gentrifying urban area.   At the front of the house is a detached 500 sf building that serves as our architect... More

Project • By arabella roccaPrivate Houses

Tiziano House

Casa Tiziano is an apartment of about 210 square meters in the Flaminio district of Rome. It is located on the fourth floor of a 1960s building, which due to its special design, has been listed as a building of considerable architectural interest by the local authorities.   Prior to the current renovation, the apartment was oppressive by a previous remodeling that probably occurred in the 1980s.  Many walls had been covered with dark wood paneling, which made the rooms dark and lacking in light.   Upon entering the apartment, the initial view is that of a wide corridor, which remained in its place after the remodeling.  The heavy door at the end of the corridor, separating it from the living room, has been removed an... More

Project • By IsploraOffices

ArchiTALKS Alvisi Kirimoto

The lesson develops through the biography of the two founders of the studio, Massimo Alvisi and Junko Kirimoto, two different and at the same time complementary paths. On the one hand, the experiences of Kunko Kirimoto at the University of Kyoto, straddling both art and architecture, and with world-famous japanese architects such as Shin Takamatsu and Kazuyo Sejima, up to her arrival to Italy and the collaboration with Massimiliano Fuksas. On the other hand, Massimo Alvisi with his education at the Faculty of Architecture in Florence, and the collaborations with Thomas Herzog and Renzo Piano. With the latter, architect Alvisi has worked side by side for eight years for important construction sites such as that of Potsdamer Platz in Berlin... More

Project • By Renzo Piano Building WorkshopApartments

565 Broome SoHo

565 Broome SoHo is located in one of New York’s most historic neighborhoods - Soho. Overhanging the Hudson River, the residential tower offers to its occupants an outstanding panoramic view on the city and on the river. This project is in line with the district’s spirit, being historically a center for arts, but also more recently for restaurants, shops, hotels and local businesses.   For SoHo, a district so closely identified with 19th and 20th century cast-iron architecture, 565 Broome SoHo introduces an elegant 21st century inflection onto that neighborhood.   The 30-storey structure soars above its lower-slung surroundings, providing sweeping views of the city and of the Hudson River, including the sunsets that... More

Project • By iGuzziniStreets

Le Albere. Renovation work on the former Michelin

The new “Le Albere” district, designed by RPBW, stretches for an area of 11 hectares along the banks of the river Adige. It includes around 300 flats, 30,000 m² of office and shop space, squares, roads, pedestrian and cycle paths, as well as a network of canals, 5 hectares of public park, a multi-purpose centre and the MUSE Science Museum. The entire project has been designed to ensure environmental sustainability, environmental friendliness and energy savings. A trigeneration (combined cooling, heat and power) plant, specially developed for Dolomiti Energia, has been installed to supply the whole complex with hot and cold fluids. The residential and service industry buildings have a passive energy design with low energy consu... More

Project • By bureau SLAExhibition Centres

NEMO Science Museum Marineterrein

The Nemo Science Museum opened its doors in 1997 with a new building in the center of Amsterdam. The building was designed by Renzo Piano and is a popular attraction for children. The recent extension “De Studio” on the Marineterrein is a laboratory for interactive exhibitions and programs. The new part of the Science Museum also appeals to adults.“The Studio” is housed on an adjacent old military complex. In 2016, bureau SLA realized the transformation of one of the former naval education buildings for innovative startups. For the Science Museum, bureau SLA designed a facade of residual material from the automotive industry.The facade consists of two layers of so called contour plates. The cut shapes are used as parts for new cars. What re... More

Project • By Gaetan Le Penhuel & Associés, ArchitectesOffices

Clichy-Batignolles Eco-District

CONTEXTIn the heart of Paris, this ambitious project takes up two large city blocks contiguous with the strategic position between Haussmannian Paris and 21st-century Paris of the Clichy-Batignolles eco-district, for which it serves as the bridgehead. A particular feature of this new district is its generous open urban spaces: the Square des Batignolles, the train tracks and the Parc Martin Luther King. This new development is in fact located at the juncture of beautiful Haussmannian buildings aligned around Square des Batignolles and the new Parc Martin Luther King, bordered here and there by 17-story buildings and dominated by the tallest object on the skyline, the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance (high court of justice) designed by Renz... More