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Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan: a masterpiece near the famous Duomo

The new Apple store in Milan has been designed by Stefan Behiling, architect of the Foster + Partners studio, who had already designed other Apple Stores in San Francisco, London, Macao and Dubai in the past few years. It is the first Apple flagship store in Italy and the 170th Italian store of the American multinational; the team who worked on the project needed several years to find the suitable space, 4 years of planning and 1 year for the realization. Here are the phot..

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The first 3D printed houses will appear in Eindhoven

3D printing has now become a widespread practice. We have been getting more familiar it in recent years, first through the printing of small objects, then progressing to furniture, chairs, armchairs and tables. In addition to this, the development of new technologies and new production and design methods is now affecting the world of design and architecture, creating functional elements with completely new aesthetics, unusual shapes and new colours. We discussed the impact of..

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10 must-see pavilions at the Venice Biennale Architettura 2018

The Venice International Architecture Exhibition 2018, which has reached its 16th edition, is entitled Freespace. Officially opened on 26 May, it will be held at the Giardini and Arsenale until November. Curated by the Irish firm Grafton Architects, Freespace is also the theme organisers have assigned the 63 nations participating in the Venice Biennale 2018. They have been invited to revisit their pavilion spaces with the utmost freedom, based on their cultural background,..

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The Serpentine Pavilion by Frida Escobedo: history, aesthetics and functionality

With the Pritzker 2018 Award assigned to Balkrishna Doshi, who we talked about in our previous article, we remain in the world of architecture where another key event is awaited: the inauguration of the Serpentine Pavilion in London, set to take place on 15th June 2018. For 18 straight years now, the Serpentine Gallery – one of the most renowned modern and contemporary art showcases in London – has nominated a world famous architect to design the Serpentine Pavilion, a te..

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2018 Pritzker Prize goes to Balkrishna Doshi, Indian architect of the Le Corbusier school

The 2018 Pritzker Prize has been awarded to Balkrishna Doshi, the first Indian architect to receive this highly prestigious accolade in the world of architecture. The nomination of Balkrishna Doshi, who will officially receive the award on 16 May 2018 in the splendid setting of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, proved to be unexpected and comes in what will be a particularly important edition for the Pritzker Prize – the fortieth. In “contention” with Doshi for the 201..

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Louvre Abu Dhabi, the new museum by Jean Nouvel

After several years of design and construction, the new Louvre Abu Dhabi is ready to welcome tourists and artists from all over the world and let them know about arabic art and culture. The  Louvre Abu Dhabi, inaugurated in the presence of French President Macron, has been designed by the French Architect Jean Nouvel and will host 600 authentic Arabic works and another 300 that will be provided by the Parisian Louvre and other French museums. A multi-year collaboration with..

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Frank Gehry: architecture and well-being

"Being optimistic, believing in the future". Frank Gehry can certainly be considered the starchitect of positivity and optimism, a theme that after a careful trendwatching analysis, we chose for our stand at Cersaie 2017. The soft, harmonious and "dancing" shapes of his architectural creations can only make us think of a genius who draws inspiration from everything that is positive, optimistic and reminds us of wellness. We have already addressed the theme of starchitects ..

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Trendwatching with the archistars

Tosilab's year-round trendwatching entails continuous, careful observation of every detail - visual, cultural and many other aspects - and aims to intercept trends where they are born and developed. Moreover, observing the trends and innovations that key figures in the field of architecture - the so-called archistars - propose in their works, is an essential trendwatching activity. But what is an archistar? Who are the most recognised international archistars? What does ..

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