Il muro è sempre più blu: cancellando il confine tra USA e Messico

Volunteers paint the border fence between the United States and Mexico to give the illusion of transparency during the "Borrando la Frontera" (Erasing the Border) Art Project in Mexicali, Mexico April 9, 2016. REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX298P8

I muri stanno tornando attuali. E non solo i muri ciechi che finiscono per ospitare grandi esempi di street art, ma anche i muri che intendono bloccare il libero transito di persone tra un paese e l’altro. Mentre vengono costruite nuove barriere e altre vengono promesse con ansia, c’è chi prova letteralmente a cancellare i muri. È il caso di Borrando la frontera/Erasing the border, progetto a metà strada tra land art e gesto politico, dedicato alla lunga barriera che separa Messico e Stati Uniti. Read More

Fratelli Branca e Orticanoodles insieme per il restyle della storica ciminiera della fabbrica

A Milano la maggior parte degli architetti ed urbanisti, vogliono dare prova di avere i muscoli costruendo una “nuova”città di Milano, “gettando” le cose vecchie nel cassonetto dei rifiuti edilizi. Ma in via Resegone, i Fratelli Branca, della Branca Distillerie, uno tra i pochi distretti industriali all’interno del tessuto urbano milanese, pensano di dare nuovo lustro alla città e all’amata azienda di famiglia, valorizzando la storica ciminiera della fabbrica. Read More

Vibeeng School by Arkitema Architects

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The Vibeeng School by Arkitema Architects is characterized by playful red facade. The external educational zones and the roof creates ideal opportunities for both the installation of solar panels and north-facing skylights, elements that contribute to the school’s low energy status.Read More

Holiday Home

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The Holiday Home by UNStudio is an experiential installation exploring areas in which the holiday home departs from modern design conventions. The orthogonal surfaces of the archetypal house are extruded and skewed creating the sculptural armature within which the dichotomies of home and holiday home are played out. Read More

Daniel Buren per il MADRE di Napoli

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Con questo primo intervento Buren accoglie i visitatori nella grande sala al piano terra del museo, trasformandola in uno spazio ludico, un vero e proprio gioco di costruzioni a grandezza reale, o un kindergarten (“giardino d’infanzia”) a dimensione ambientale, ottenuto grazie all’assemblaggio di un centinaio di moduli di forme geometriche e colori diversi ispirati ai solidi del pedagogo tedesco Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel. Read More

Grønneviksøren Student Apartments

The student houses in Grønneviksøren, designed by 3RW Arkitekter are a low energy project, located in a transformation area at the outskirt of the Bergen city core. To ensure the projects overall ambition of a clear and open connection to the surroundings, the structure is divided in two separate blocks (quarters) consisting of 16 different buildings. The blocks allow free passage to green courtyards that give both the residence and the public a place to linger. The units are prefabricated modules, all shipped from the factory to the site. The buildings have a varying height from 4 to 8 floors and are shaped individually by conducting a careful mix of two different module sizes (depths). By using different window sizes and different façade panels and colors, it breaks up the monotony of a modular building system and gives it a lively layer. The galleries width provides access to the individual housing units as well as a spacious common area for the residents. 16 roof terraces at different locations are accessed through the galleries and provide additional areas for social encounters and activity. In the interface between private units and the public courtyards the galleries and roof terraces play an important role for the prosperity of both parts.

With its low cost and varied composition it represents a milestone for prefabricated building projects.

 

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