Vyta Santa Margherita by COLLIDANIELARCHITETTO

Vyta Santa Margherita offers the oldest and most traditional products, bread and wine, in one of the most representative places for our society, Central Milan Station, the symbol of Milan’s hectic urban life. ”Through simple products offered by Nature, such as water, wheat and fire, thanks to man’s expert hand, patience and creativity, forms and savours, aromas and flavours have been created for millennia, giving birth to bread and wine, ancient and modern nourishment for humanity.”

This food philosophy was the starting point that inspired the architectural concept. A contemporary look has been reformulated for the most “minimal” products on our tables. It originates from a restraint design and an innovative, cool elegance, the result being a sophisticated minimalism and a formal reduction to the essential.

The project features contrasting materials and colours: oak and corian as representatives of tradition and innovation, an integration of nature and artifice. The juxtaposition of soft oak and black declined in its various material aspects creates an exclusive, theatrical environment, where the warmth of the natural texture is enhanced by the contrast with glossy black surfaces. These come up as corian for the counter and black polymer for all the vertical panels that fold the space like in a treasure chest.

The counter with its soft curved line, is a fluid shape emphasised by a roof made of curved slats, one of the most significant components of the setting, due to the shape and size of its natural oakwood planks that evoke the interweaving of traditional bread baskets.

The wall of the back counter, usually just a functional space, becomes a new form of entertainment through a video wall that reproduces a perpetual movie in slow motion that celebrates the ingredients of the products Vyta-Santa Margherita such as water, wine, olive oil, wheat, flour, mozzarella, tomatoes and fire.

The light system contributes to soft and intimate atmospheres: it diffusely radiates on the counter and enhances the wooden roof by indirect fitting of recessed metal halide light sources Minimal by IGuzzini, it is an eye-catcher on the black wall where the bottles of wine and their history are celebrate like sculptures by the backlit decoration realized milling thickness of slabs, it gets highly technological to celebrate bread and its derivatives through a cluster of LEDs.

The monumental atrium station has been brought down to a human architectural scale, through the creation of technological and custom made umbrellas, made of black metal they are equipped with infrared light with low energy consumption for heating, LED lighting, sound system and an electrical outlet to recharge smartphones and tablets, so that the space has a less monumental and more intimate look and at the same time the ensemble evokes the ancient rite of eating together, a less common practice nowadays, but increasingly necessary in the third millennium’s life.

LOCATION: Central Milan railway station – Milan – Italy
SURFACE AREA: 180 square metres
DESIGN PERIOD: september – november 2013
USE: bakery
FINISHING MATERIALS: Floor: pearl sicilian marble slabs (inside), original decoration in mosaic
and marble (outside); wall: glossy black polymer; ceiling: black painted
plasterboard and curved oakwood slats.
ARCHITECT: COLLIDANIELARCHITETTO – Rome
DESIGN TEAM : Daniela Colli architect
CLIENT: Retail food s.r.l.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Matteo Piazza – Milan

White Wave by Piuarch

The Studio Piuarch is awarded the prize “Italian Architect 2013” and his new building is the symbol of the rising Milan architectural revolution

As part of the Porta Nuova urban renewal project, the so called “White Wave” is a building for showrooms and offices, which has become the symbol of the new architectural dynamism of Milan. Designed by Piuarch as project winner of a Competition held in 2006 by Hines Italia.

Bounded on one side by the central square, adjacent to Cesar Pelli’s three towers, the White Wave has an area of about 22.500 square metres distributed over five stories and a ground floor for an overall height of 30 metres.
This choice was conditioned by the need to respect the heights of the existing residential buildings as well as by the desire to make the new structure a strong and recognizable landmark within the requalified area, in contrast with the general plan which calls for much taller buildings.

The simple and sinuous form of the building articulates and integrates the two volumes in a single element distinguished by a deep central fissure. A projecting roof on the southern side runs the entire perimeter of the building, resolving at the base of the first floor to form a sort of container open on the long sides.
The design plays with the contrast of the building’s two main facades.
The northern facade, on the plaza, is a large, light, transparent glass front that functions as a rigorous backdrop for the pedestrian area and the new Gardens of Porta Nuova.

The southern facade, at the edge of the area bordered by Via Don Luigi Sturzo, with a curved profile, is enclosed by a sunscreen system; the blades mounted on the facade vertically pace the front, regulating internal luminosity. The continuity of the elevation, of about 140 meters, is enlivened by a system of internal courts with colored windows, that penetrate different levels of the building, bringing light to the various levels.
The portico and roof are combined in a unified way: the portico rests on the glass facade of the shops, and its overhang permits a covered walkway along the entire building. The overhang of the roof closes the glass volume and clearly defines the silhouette of the building, making it simultaneously linear, clean and unique.

The White Wave rises at the centre of the Porta Nuova urban renewal project – that includes the Garibaldi, Varesine and Isola areas in Milan. An ambitious undertaking aimed at revitalizing over 290,000 square meters of abandoned areas, reconnecting the urban fabric of three neighborhoods that have been separated for over thirty years.
The goal of its requalification is to give this vital area back to the city and make it an integral part of the future urban dynamic.

Within this multifaceted and complex plan, the White Wave seeks to establish a dialogue with the public part of the area as a whole, configuring itself as an access point to the park, which is situated at a higher elevation with respect to street level, thus the decision to position the building on a sort of podium that connects the two spaces.

Porta Nuova Building
Invited competition, first prize
Typology: Offices – Stores
built area: 22.500 mq
client: Hines Italia SGR S.p.a.
location: Milano, Italia
year: 2006–2013
architectural design: Piuarch. Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario
architectural construction design: Tekne S.p.a.
structural design: MSC Associati S.r.l.
M & E design: Ariatta Ingegneria dei Sistemi S.r.l.
landscape design: Land S.r.l.

source: piuarch.it

Kufra Multi-functional Hall by Daniela Colli

The Kufra Hall is a multifunctional space located inside the Oasi di Kufra hotel in Sabaudia, it overlooks a beautiful beach with views of mount Circeo.

Located in the basement of the hotel, built in the seventies, the Kufra Hall is a circular space. With its structure made of partition walls, pillars, a coffered raw concrete ceiling and no natural light, the place was essentially gray, but even though with a strong potential.

Its transformation into a multi-purpose space intended for mixed uses could only be possible through the creation of an environment with various souls, a place capable to astonish through its multiple contemporary expressiveness. A place where most playful entertainments as disco parties can alternate to more conventional events, such as conferences and business meetings.

The combination of architecture, light and sound are the key elements that led to the transformation of a large blank box into a continuously evolving space, exuberant with people and activities, a bright environment where the use of light creates emotionally captivating scenarios and stories.

Inside, the presence of newly designed elements, such as the bar, the control room and the stage does not spoil the sense of spatial flow of the layout. The new volumes flawlessly merge into the reinforced concrete cylinder that represents the rigid structural skeleton.

White colour is dominant in its minimalism. it amplifies the fluid outlines of the hall and creates a neutral homogeneous container, dominated by the contrasts of black horizontal planes, glossy and matte surfaces, lights and shadows.

Like sentries between the two ring areas of the hall, pillars are white cylinders enveloped by an ethereal metal mesh. The lozenge mesh stretches, bends, opens like a flower corolla, in the virtual support of the ceiling, it provides verticality to the lower volume of the first ring and emphasizes the height of the main hall, an abstract volume made of horizontal planes and light.

The black flooring and a ‘glowing crown’, consisting of lozenge shaped, white lacquered MDF panels create an emotional space – a sensorial environment enveloped in light and sound.

The lozenges hang from the ceiling by means of steel ropes and are equipped with a 700 m long strip of LED lights that are set inside their thickness. Together with a considerable noise reduction, they contribute to the sound control and diffusion, so obtaining high performances in terms of quality and functionality.
A large scale lozenge carves the fluid volume of the bar. Like a super hero mask, it frames the bar counter and represents the most magnetic feature of the disco. Made of white lacquered glass with corian edges, the bar counter displays a Laminam backdrop with decorative back-lit elements inspired by the form of the Sombrero Galaxy in the Virgo constellation.

Throughout the interior, the lighting system, totally LED dimmable, merges with architecture. Light sources disappear, as for the ‘glowing crown’ or blend as by XRG 1036 by Panzeri and by Modular Lotis smarts. In some cases they change colour through a RGB system, so maximizing the volumetric and dimensional plays of the cone light halos in the bar area.

Functional changes can rapidly take place with the help of moveable elements with retractable mechanical installation devices and a sophisticated home automation system. This allows a resources optimization, reduces energy consumption and achieves a comfortable acoustic and lighting environment, giving life to an extremely sophisticated technological universe, where the real space merges with the virtual one, just awaiting to be experienced.

location: Strada Lungomare, km. 29.800 – SABAUDIA (LT) – Italy
Superface: 770 sqm
Capacity: 450 people
Year of construction: july 2013
Designer: COLLIDANIELARCHITETTO – arch. Daniela Colli – Roma
Client: OASI DI KUFRA gestioni alberghiere s.r.l, Sabaudia (LT) – Italy
Photograper: Matteo Piazza – Milano

source: collidaniela.com

Restructuring apartment in the center of Treviso by Luca De Bona

Into a building of the 50s in the center of Treviso, a city in the heart of Veneto, an apartment of 70 square meters is transformed into a bright and spacious residence for a young couple, their child and their dog.

In order to adapt the apartment to the contemporary living needs, the apartment has undergone a total renovation: the cupboards kitchen and dining room have become an open space with kitchenette communicating directly with the input.
Previously oversized atrium was made a distribution corridor to the sleeping area. With the exception of the outer walls and ceilings painted a pale shade of gray, all the internal walls were covered with a white lacquered wood paneling. New vertical surfaces in physical and stylistic continuity with the existing walls on which are hidden doors and doors, amplify the perception of space by transforming the rooms, the bathroom, the shelves and cabinets in magic boxes that leave you free and minimal room in the living area .

The living room has a table with structure in white lacquered iron and concrete floor designed specifically for this house which are matched Dangla chairs, designed by Luca De Bona for LAGO.

In the master bedroom, a lacquered wooden wall-to-ceiling serves as head of the bed and hides inside a walk-in closet used by the whole family.

Location: in the center of Treviso
Size: 70 sqm
Date: October 2012 / April 2013
Designer: arch. Luca De Bona_ATOMO6

source: atomo6.com

Vyta Boulangerie Italiana by Colli Daniela architetto

Vyta Italian Boulangerie offers the oldest and most traditional food product, bread and its derivatives, in one of the most representative places for our society, Porta Nuova Train Station, the symbol of Turin’s hectic urban life.

”Through simple products offered by Nature, such as water, wheat and fire, thanks to Man’s expert hand, patience and creativity, forms, savours and fragrant flavours have been created for millennia, giving birth to bread, ancient and modern nourishment for manhood.” This food philosophy was the starting point that inspired the architectural concept.

A contemporary look has been reformulated for the most “minimal” product on our tables. It originates from a restraint design and an innovative, cool elegance, the result being a sophisticated minimalism and a formal reduction to the essential.

The project features contrasting materials and colours: oak and corian as representatives of tradition and innovation, an integration of nature and artifice. The juxtaposition of soft oak and black declined in its various material aspects creates an exclusive, theatrical environment, where the warmth of the natural texture is enhanced by the contrast with glossy black surfaces and volumes. These come up as large ceramic tiles on the floor, corian for the counter and black polymer for all the vertical panels that fold the space like in a treasure chest.

The hood is one of the most significant components of the setting, due to the shape and size of its natural oakwood planks that evoke the interweaving of traditional bread baskets. This volume has been brought down to a human architectural scale, so that the space has a less monumental and more intimate look.

The rosette, a typical breadshape that was mainly consumed by workers in 1700, has been manipulated into a three-dimensional pattern in an oversized version: as an oakwood element it overlaps and repeatedly comes up until it fades against a glossy black polymer background. As a mirror panelling it completely lines the space and transforms it into a kaleidoscope of endless reflections that create an ever-changing environment.

The light system contributes to soft and intimate atmospheres: it diffusely radiates on the counter, enhances the hood and the rosette elements by means of recessed metal halide light sources by IGuzzini, it is an eye-catcher above the tables thanks to sculptural Tropic Bell lamps by Foscarini, it gets highly technological to celebrate bread and its derivatives through a cluster of LEDs. The custom-designed hexagonal tables sport a shape and distribution that refer to the pure geometry of bee-hives. At the same time the ensemble evokes the ancient rite of eating together, a less common practice nowadays, but increasingly necessary in the third millennium’s life.

LOCATION: Torino Porta Nuova railway station via Sacchi – Turin – Italy
SURFACE AREA: 150 square metres
DESIGN PERIOD: may – december 2010
COMPLETION PERIOD: april -august 2011
USE: boulangerie
FINISHING MATERIALS: Floor: high quality fine porcelain stoneware size 60×120 cm
polished colour black; wall: glossy black polymer and natural
oakwood; ceiling: black painted plasterboard
ARCHITECT: COLLIDANIELARCHITETTO – Rome
DESIGN TEAM : arch. Daniela Colli, arch. Francesco Belvedere
CLIENT: Retail food s.r.l.
CONSTRUCTOR: arcHITects s.r.l.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Matteo Piazza – Milan

NATO Headquarters by Interplan2 Architetti

Located just outside of the town of Lago Patria in the region of Campania is the future home of NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command Naples. NATO took ownership of the new site in Lago Patria in May 2012, which promises to propel JFCNP into the future by providing a bold and technologically savvy home for one of NATO’s most visible commands.

Built at a total cost of more than 164 million Euros, the new installation will enable JFCNP to execute the full spectrum of steady state and contingency operations. A state of the art Joint Operations Center and a conference complex that offers 10 virtually “wired” meeting rooms will help make daily operations and inter-command communications more efficient.

Lago Patria is an installation that captures the imagination and inspires one to look toward the future. Reflecting pools, the elegant facades made of ALUCOBOND® in Silvermetallic, unique shapes, and a distinctively modernist interior design make Lago Patria more than just a military headquarters. The news site’s facilities can also be considered modern art that capitalizes on form and function. Tall interior office windows and skylights bring in natural light reducing the building’s energy consumption. The technological plant will use ice and water to cool buildings, a forward thinking concept that is environmentally friendly.

Lago Patria is an “open headquarters” designed to foster cohesiveness and increase efficiencies. A ceremonial courtyard in the center of the main complex offers a relaxing space to meet while discussing issues over a café from the coffee bar located just steps away. The Community Center, which resembles a wedge shooting towards the sky, will be home to the All Ranks Club which offers a commanding view of Lago Patria and the Tyrrhenian Sea on the horizon.

It is sure to be the professional setting for numerous Alliance and national events. While at the Community Center, you might choose to grab a bite to eat at the International Mess, shop at the SAVE Center, get a haircut, mail a letter at one of the post offices, catch up on the news at the library, go to a lecture in the 352 seat theater or visit one of the many concessionaires. Built to support more than 2,000 NATO staff members and three separate commands, Lago Patria will be a busy operational headquarters location; however, the site offers even more room for future expansion. This flexibility makes Lago Patria the ideal place for future NATO growth and regional development.

Project Name: NATO JFC Headquarters, Naples, Italy
Street, City: Lago Patria – Naples
Material: ALUCOBOND Silvermetallic nr. 500
Quantity: 47.404,21 m2
Construction Type: Cassette on bolts
Building Owner: NATO, JFC Naples, Project Management Office
Planning (Architect): Interplan2 Architetti
Fabricator/Installer: ISA S.p.A., Calcinelli (PU) – PROGALL S.r.l., Osimo (AN)
Year of construction: 2009-2011
Copyright pictures: Photographer DANIELE DOMENICALI

source: 3A Composites GmbH

Braided – Parco delle mura by Andrea Vattovani Architecture

In 1527 Pope Clement ordered the construction of IIV “fortified walls”, the fortified walls still defines the contours of the historical city, making Piacenza one of the few walled towns (in Emilia Romagna only Piacenza and Ferrara). The walls have an undisputed artistic charm and can be considered true masterpieces of military architecture. Precisely because of this peculiarity, the city should make the most out of this extraordinary historical and artistic value. The city of Piacenza and the “Parco delle Mura” have always had an ambiguous and unresolved.

With this project we want first of all to give life back to the “Walls”. An intervention needed to preserve, redevelop and enhance the walls of the city, especially to improve the lives quality of Piacenza. Nowadays, it is no longer required its protective function and barrier, the walls should now fully integrate the park and the city. The project want to enhance the city walls, as a monumental and landscape distinctive identity and recognition of the city, in order to revitalize the city and create a modern and functional park so you do not have only the historical walls, but also a reason to go near them and finally enjoy them.

The main concept of the idea comes from historical research. The Walls “Farnesiane” were and are still surrounded by a moat filled with water but in the past for protection against invaders. We wanted to reinterpret this natural element, creating a historical connection to the Park. The water goes back to the actual function of the walls and as a symbol of rebirth. Life, as far as we know it, it is possible only in the presence of water and in the Eastern doctrine, Wu Xing is represented by the symbol ? – Shu?, that means that from the black abyss of water is emerging life. It means adaptability, change, life change and symbolic the rebirth.

The water is also the energy balance of the energy exchange between the inside and outside of the body-mind, it is essential to calm, soothe, soften, wrap . The water has a precise shape to which we were inspired by, the waves and the movement of them, because the movement is fundamental for us. We gave a shape to our park inspired by nature by the Braided Rivers, a special kind of river morphology, from which comes our “twisted form”. The the fountains are designed to collect water in order to provide for the irrigation of the park.

The operation involves the modernization of the buildings along approximately 1 km and a half, the thought is moving towards the future by learning from the past. The outer part of the park is inspired by the braided rivers, but without losing the sinuosity and the complicity between the two parts inside and outside, however the interior of the park is inspired by stone materials typical of all Italian cities. The inside is designed reassessment and reorganization of routes in a simple, modern but effective. The flooring and the green area is inspired by the diamond shape that is formed in the plots of our paths in the park, but this time, reinterpreted becoming so unique flooring.

The resettlement pathways involves the creation of a pedestrian and bike path next to the wall, and then continue to a limited traffic zone. The flooring is designed not to encourage too high a speed, creating areas with limited traffic. The park is designed as a simple network of paths that weave become an element of recognition of the city, hard not to admire. The vegetation of the park is designed in order to stop this infinite length which made it very welcoming. For this purpose we adopt the tall trees that form the “small forest” can shelter from the sun and to feel enveloped and protected citizens. These “small forest” are illuminated in the evening, giving the park a romantic atmosphere.

The vegetation Piacentina is integrated into these project such as: various species of willow shrubs, arborescent willow, white willow, the black alder, black poplar, white poplar, shrubs, oak, hornbeam, hardwood, oak associated, linden, elm , hornbeam which are alternated between the different areas. Also introduced are two trees in a green park can not be missed: the Chusan palm, to give the feeling of being on vacation by the sea and its resistance to low temperatures (resistant up to -15 °), and the Mediterranean cypress, for its elegance. The park offers more features such as leisure and sports, but also the infrastructure are organized for events of all types. That’s why they developed three main points that offer different situations suitable to host the needs of all target groups of different ages.

The meeting points are: the “Farnesia”, the “Borghetto” and the “Arena”.Our “Parco delle Mura” has the primary goal of being an Ecological Park, with very little environmental impact, using technological inventions where could be used without causing damage to the Earth, such as putting even the streetlights with solar panels. Also thinking of the needs of today’s youth by creating benches and areas where you can charge your own laptops and mobile phones through solar energy at no cost. The whole Park is also with WIFI access for browsing or studying outdoors. Living the Park will provide an experience of deep exchange between man and nature, but also a sense of connection with the identity of the place and its roots.

source: andreavattovani.com

MedaTeca by Alterstudio Partners

MedaTeca is the new cultural hub of Meda, a town in the Monza e Brianza province in northern Italy, created by the Italian office Alterstudio Partners. This centre offers 1900 m² of culture, information technology and leisure activities as one of the thirty libraries of the BrianzaBiblioteche network. You can find and borrow more than 40 000 volumes of books. Returning them is easy and can be done at the convenient self-service drop-off point in front of the building.

Realisation of this cultural centre has focused on renovation and expansion of the original two storey building, which had stood unfinished in the central area of the town for twenty years. The architects doubled its volume and reconstructed its facade, utilizing materials, colours and large windows that enhance its communication with its surroundings and attract the public inside. The most expressive element of the facade is its insulated red aluminium casing.

photo: abacoforniture.com

Enzo Ferrari Museum by Future Systems

In 2004 a London based studio Future Systems, founded by the Czech architect Jan Kaplický, won a design contest for the new museum in Moden in the northern Italy. The museum hosts all the exhibition areas in the reconstructed house of the famous racer and entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari and a gallery in a neighbouring new building with an original design by Kaplický. The gallery is a unique combination of the latest construction and energy saving technologies and a futuristic appearance, resembling a legendary racecar.

The vents on the yellow aluminium roof are similar to a huge engine hood of a car. Along an attraction for the tourists they allow a natural air ventilation and bring light into the gallery. Walls and the floor of the gallery blend together into a single surface. A stretched semipermeable membrane covers the roof and distributes the light evenly conjuring up an image of a car interior. On the ground floor a cafe and a bookshop hides behind a bent glass facade, followed by an open exhibition area with a slightly upward sloping ramp capable of showcasing up to 21 vehicles.

photos: designboom.com

Artwood Showroom by LDA.iMdA Architects

LDA.iMdA Architects converted a former warehouse into a brand new showroom for a wooden furniture company Artwood. Located in San Miniato, on the north of Italy, its outer black, windowless, cloak-like facade covered in curtains is perforated only by a distinct black-framed entrance. The design concept, inspired by forest camping and the return to the nature of wood itself, embodies a building created by nature itself.

Robust wooden lightning boxes, hanging above the exhibits, offices, and showroom facilities are accented in the vast open space and divide the space functionally. Interior surface is covered by a wide range of wooden surfacing finishes, which turns a commercial space into a genuine pleasant experience for the visitors.

source: e-architect.co.uk

Home: Unusual Store by Luigi Valente

“Here is a song from the wrong side of town Where I’m bound to the ground by the loneliest sound And it pounds from within and is pinning me down” (Home – Depeche Mode) At the beginning, there was only the Depeche Mode song “Home”. The store design was inspired by the dark style photos taken by Anton Corbijn who charcachterised the English group’s graphics. A place like home and, at the same time, a fantasy place that projects the client faraway.

It is conceived as a display cabinet that uses pure elements in order to emphasize each cloth by creating a contrast with the steel structure. This structure both gives light to the main room and folds against the walls becoming a clothes hanger. The black color underlines the lighting system and creates a balance with the resins that cover both floor and left wall. Each element is used in order to emphasize the objects shown in it. This makes “Home” a unique store of its kind.

Object: Store
Project: Luigi Valente
Design Team: Cristian Farinella, Lorena Greco
Photo: Stefano Pedretti
Site: Venafro, Italy
Date: 2011
Client: Salvatore Gaglione

source: luigivalente.com

Restoration of the Church-Fortress of San Pietro

A project for renovation of a church-slash-fortress in the village Lingueglietta, in the municipality of Cipressa, Italy comes from the hands of the architects of the LDA studio. The historical building from the 12th century served as a church probably until the 16th century, when it was turned into a defensive stronghold, thanks to its advantageous elevated position on the coast, to fend off waves of barbaric invasion and protect the village. For these purposes, the original roof was replaced by a vault, supporting the reinforced terrace with embrasures in the high walls and a construction of two corner towers.

The church has a single nave with a semi-circular apse illuminated by three lancet windows. Walls of the building are made of local stone, perfectly worked and plastered. The apse and the facade are decorated with delicately carved decorative elements. Before commencing the renovation, a number of surveys and studies were made focused on the level of material deterioration in each part of the structure.

The overall restoration consisted of strengthening of the groundwork and the restoration of floor, plasterwork, doors, windows, roof and decorative elements. Wooden flooring on steel supports was added into the interior, to enable air flow. Two great central spaces were left open with the original stone tiling. A new steel staircase leads the visitors towards the gallery, with an access to the roof offers splendid views of the Liguria coast and its olive groves.

photos: andreabosio.com

Villa Frankenstein by Vicky Richardson

British pavilion for the 12th biennial of architecture in Venezia, Italy has been commissioned to Vicky Richardson, director of the department for architecture, design and mode at British Council – a leading cultural and educational organisation. The pavilion was opened on the 29th of august 2010 and was ironically named Villa Frankenstein referring to a Victorian social critic and historian of venetian architecture John Ruskin.

The entire space represents a stage for exchange of opinions between Great Britain and Venetia. The centerpiece of the pavilion is a copy of Olympic stadium that will be build in London in 2012. This hybrid structure can serve as a platform for drawing, discussions or scientific research. After the biennial the pavilion will be re-constructed at another place in Venetia as a cultural heritage.

photos: blog.britishcouncil.org

Concept for Bungalove

Studio 63 Architecture + Design in collaboration with ED Contract created a concept of living in a bungalow. Just as the world changes so our needs and demands for living change. These new needs bring new ideas but also rediscovery of the old habits. In the 21st century it is also important to think about temporary space for a temporary stay and the idea of a return to nature. The idea that in the late ’60s led to the creation of living cells. The future of living is to enjoy wild places that are not often visited by tourists. A nomadic room that wanders without leaving any marks because it respects the host environment – this is how the concept can be perceived. The system is fully customizable, with a flexibility from a simple village to a luxury resort. The prototype consists of four units – two of them being individual bedrooms and the other two a dining room and a living room. The architects paid attention not only to the overall effect but also details such as a wooden bookshelf.

photos: plusmood.com