Exhibition on Terragni’s designs for Rome, now in Casa dell’Architettura

The main objective of the exhibition is the critical reading of the work of Giuseppe Terragni, glancing at projects that were created for the city of Rome. Special attention will be payed to projects such as  the competition for Palazzo del Littorio and the Casa del Fascio in Rione Trastevere/Monteverde.

 

Giuseppe Terragni a Roma © CE.S.A.R / Casa dell'Archittetura

Giuseppe Terragni a Roma © CE.S.A.R / Casa dell’Archittetura

 

Casa dell’Architettura in Rome is hosting an exhibition showcasing Giuseppe Terragni’s projects for the city of Rome, particularly those of Palazzo Littorio and the Casa del Fascio in Rione Trastevere / Monteverde. The extensive research prior to the exhibition’s organization was conducted thanks to many institutional and independent archival sources who have facilitated access to protected drawings and designs. the exhibition will be open until September 16, 2015.

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“Mantova Architettura”, conferences and exhibitions regarding heritage preservation

The full program of events comprises conferences by Eduardo Souto de Moura, Carlos Ferrater, Alvaro Siza and Rafael Moneo, among others, apart from parallel exhibitions at Madonna della Vittoria and Casa del Mantegna.

 

© Mantova Architettura

© Mantova Architettura

 

Mantova Architettura is an architectural festival made up of several events as exhibitions, lessons, seminars and conferences with contributions by the most important contemporary architecture Masters, arranged by the campus of the Politecnico di Milano in Mantova within the scientific project of the Unesco Chair.

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O. M. Ungers: Prime Case (First Houses) at Politecnico di Milano

The exhibition shows, through the original drawings from the UAA (Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft) in Cologne, three key works of the early production of Oswald Mathias Ungers (1926-2007).

 

BelvedereStrasse House © UAA

BelvedereStrasse House © UAA

 

These houses, from 1957-1962, show the development of a personal research which is clearly different to the positions attributed to the modern modern movement after the second world war. Architecture is understood as an autonomous art that, starting from a general concept, applying its own rules and defining specific terms, is able to formulate a complete interpretation of program and place.  Architectural form, as a dialectical whole made up of spatial composition and volumetric articulation, is located at the heart of design. (more…)

Piazza Garibaldi inauguration at Naples by Dominic Perrault Architecture

After the inauguration of the subway station in December 2013, it is now the turn of the piazza, redeveloped following a design by the French architect and member of the jury for the BigMat Award ’13.

 

Piazza Garibaldi / Dominique Perrault Architecture © Peppe Maisto

Piazza Garibaldi / Dominique Perrault Architecture © Peppe Maisto

 

After a striking proposition made on the occasion of the international architecture competition for the creation of the future TAV (high speed train) Napoli station – Afragola in 2003 – the architect of the Grande Bibliothèque and BigMat Award ’13 member of the jury is entrusted, from 2004, by the Metropolitana di Napoli, with the studies for the redesigning of the Piazza Garibaldi, but also the realisation of the eponym subway station on the new line 1. It’s an effervescent scene where the Neapolitan intensity explodes, and where more than 50 millions of people pass by every year. (more…)

“Scraps and sketches from all over the world”, drawings by Gaetano Pesce

The Galleria Antonia Jannone in Milano will be showing the drawings and sketches of Gaetano Pesce’s architectural designs for all over the world. Famous for his dreamy and colourful pieces of furniture, Pesce has a lesser-known career in a personal style of modernist architecture.

 

Gaetano Pesce. Frammenti e figure architettoniche ai quattro angoli del mondo © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Gaetano Pesce. Frammenti e figure architettoniche ai quattro angoli del mondo © Galleria Antonia Jannone

 

Gaetano Pesces colourful objects and furniture have made him famous all over the world. His drawings and sketches are no less – taking inspiration from Japan to Brazil, filled with bright colours and imagination, over 40 works on paper will be seen on show in the Galleria Jannone until the 23rd of May, 2015.

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Garbatella: revisiting tomorrow’s garden city at the Casa dell’Architettura

Until Friday the 24th of April, visitors will find drawings and explanations on Gustavo Giovannoni’s Garbatella, one of the best examples of the città leggera, a planning proposal halfway urban sprawl and garden city.

 

Garbatella courtyard © Paolo Fusco www.paolofusco.com

Garbatella courtyard © Paolo Fusco www.paolofusco.com

 

Casa dell’Architettura in Rome is being host to a small exhibition on the città leggera, an Italian expression referring to a particular kind of urban design halfway urban sprawl and garden city. Until Friday the 24th of April, visitors will find drawings and explanations on Gustavo Giovannoni‘s Garbatella, one of the best examples to fully understand this underrated style of city planning.

This Roman quarter -Garbatella- is situated in a high area between Viale San Paolo and Cristoforo Colombo, two main streets, a quiet retreat for a small town-like neighbourhood developed during the fascist period.

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40th anniversary of the Galleria Jannone: “Una galleria lunga quarant’anni” drawings exhibition

An unparalleled collection of original designs (with supplementary information, drawings and texts) by some of the most famous international architects and designers who over the years have shown their work at Galleria Jannone.

 

Aldo Rossi Studio per il cimitero di Modena 1972 pennarello e tempera su carta © Galleria Jannone

Aldo Rossi Studio per il cimitero di Modena 1972 pennarello e tempera su carta © Galleria Jannone

 

Starting on April 14, for a month, the Ordine degli Architetti of Milan hosts the exhibition “Una galleria lunga quarant’anni”, a unique collection of original drawings by more than 30 internationally renowned architects and designers who exhibited their works at the Galleria Jannone in the last 40 years: from Mendini to Gregotti, from Sottsass to De Lucchi, from Gio Ponti to Botta, to Cibic, Muzio, Aldo Rossi, Álvaro Siza and many others.

The exhibition, curated by Franco Raggi, celebrates the anniversary of the Galleria, by gathering works of some of the most famous international architects and designers who over the years have shown their work at Galleria Jannone (they include Raimund Johann Abraham, Alessandro Mendini, Franco Purini, Massimo Scolari, Superstudio, Leon Krier, Ernesto La Padula, Roberto Gabetti & Aimaro Isola, Guglielmo Mozzoni, Guglielmo Ulrich, Massimo Josa Ghini, Aldo Cibic, Mario Botta, Andrea Branzi, Ugo La Pietra, Luca Pignatelli, Valentino Parmiani, Peter Eisenman, John Hejduk, James Stirling, O.M. Ungers and Franco Raggi). The authors that are part of this review, which is sponsored by the Ordine degli Architetti di Milano (Order of Architects of Milan), represent the most important figures from nearly 150 exhibits that took place between 1976 and the present.

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Call for entries for the 2nd edition of the BigMat International Architecture Award is now open

After Xaveer De Geyter —last edition’s winner— who will be the next Grand Prize? The BigMat Architecture Award rewards European architecture with more than 70.000€, distributed in 1 Grand Prize, 5 National Prizes and 12 runner-up awards.

 

Elishout Kitchen Tower Campus COOVI, Brussels, by Xaveer De Geyter Architects (XDGA) © Frans Parthesius

Elishout Kitchen Tower Campus COOVI, Brussels, by Xaveer De Geyter Architects (XDGA) © Frans Parthesius

 

The registration period for the 2nd edition of the BigMat International Architecture Award 2015 is now open. The biennial Prize aims to call attention to the built works that have made a major contribution to contemporary architectural culture in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, the Czech Republic and Belgium (Walloon and Brussels City), particularly aware of these works’  dialogue with timeless themes in the history of architecture, as well as their relationship with energy efficiency parameters, sustainable construction and the quest for greater comfort and habitability, accepting any building typology (residential works, commercial works, industrial works, institutional works, etc.). (more…)

“Pier Luigi Nervi and football stadiums. A successful model” exhibition at Cesena

The exhibition aims to reconstruct the creative and constructive process of the Italian engineer, illustrating Nervi´s projects for stadiums through the extensive heritage of drawings, accompanied by three-dimensional visuals and constructive models, created especially for this occasion.

 

Kuwait Sports Centre © l’Archivio Nervi at CSAC

Kuwait Sports Centre © l’Archivio Nervi at CSAC

 

Last March 30 the exhibition “Pier Luigi Nervi and football stadiums. A successful model” opened to the public at the Chiesa dello Spirito Santo in Cesena, Italy. The exhibition features a special installation containing a central core of 10 projects selected from among the architect’s planned and built football stadiums, starting with “Giovanni Berta” stadium in Florence (1929-32). The building in Florence was the first to focus the country’s attention on Pier Luigi Nervi, giving physical form to the perfect synthesis of technology and aesthetics, a typical feature of the Italian engineer and architect’s approach to design.

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Designing Archeology: Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi Award 2015

Under the theme “Designing Archeology. Architecture for the Development of Archeological Heritage”, the Accademia Adriane di Architettura e Archeologia has given this years’ prize to the french-swiss architect, renowned for his research in the fields of architectural theory.

 

© Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects

© Courtesy of Bernard Tschumi Architects

 

The Piranesi Award, which celebrates its thirteenth edition this year, is an award that aims to give recognition to the excellence in the fields of architecture and archeology. This award is given by the Accademia Adrianea di Architettura e Archeologia in partnership with Rome’s Ordine di Architetti and the Casa dell’Architettura di Roma.

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