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Wood and Poplar. Wood Pavilion at Made Expo

Pop.for.Pav is the winning project of MonaLisa Digital Workshop at Politecnico of Turin. A research aimed at creating an architecture aimed at enhancement of poplar plywood: nature becomes architecture. Designed by nine students, MonaLisa Pavillion is a forest structure characterized...
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Wooden skyscrapers

There were once the skyscrapers, steel giants toward the sky, result of visionary winning bet by Willian Le Baron Jenney, father of the Home insurance building in Chicago, built in 1885. Now it’s time to update our vocabulary by placing...
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ALPI research creates SILVER RAIL: wood and metal together, in praise of light

Wood, through metal, explores new design expressions that address the theme of the reflection of light: this is the approach behind Silver Rail, the latest proposal from ALPI, the first company in the world to industrialize the process of reconstituted...
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Wood Festival: Novello Case celebrates the Sustainable Culture

Novello Case is a company specialized in the production of wooden houses, which stands for ecology, safety, sustainability and energy saving. It was founded in 1956 as a small family-run company, and it invested energy and resources in the field...
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The Metaphone®, concert hall and urban music instrument

The Metaphone® is the contemporary keystone of the whole project, embodying the site’s new musical and acoustic role. An architecture of materials, sound and light, it is the emblematic space of 9 – 9bis: a building to be looked at...
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Moving facades. Wood for new buildings

An asymmetrical wood volume. A building with irregular profiles, made up of several panels that characterize the facades. This is the new home of Perathoner, a company that manufactures wood sculptors, in the heart of the Dolomites. And right here,...
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Contrà Leopardi: new shapes, patterns and textures

Taking historic urban models and revising them in the light of new technology to deliver new residential developments with the depth, complexity and quality of the urban fabric we treasure: this was the objective underpinning the Contrà Leopardi project, a...
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Friem Headquarters: metal skin façade

Italian architects Onsitestudio have completed the Milan headquarters of an electrical product manufacturer, wrapped in profiled steel. The main purpose of the project is the overall reorganisation of an area used for the production of electrical converters, located in an...
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Renzo Piano’s green neighborhood: le Albere

‘Le Albere’ is an urban expansion project of the ex-Michelin area in Trento designed by italian architect Renzo Piano, who coordinates the work process through the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Situated on the Adige river, it is considered to be among north...