• HOUSES BY Piero Castellini & Nanda Vigo

    HOUSES BY Piero Castellini & Nanda Vigo

    • 28/10/2016
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    STORY Alessandro Benetti
    PHOTO: Carla De Benedetti, Casali, Marco Caselli

    The official architectural press rarely mentions Piero Castellini (1938) and Nanda Vigo (1936), two “uncomfortable” figures who effectively work on the edge of the discipline, contaminating and imbuing it with influences from other spheres.
    For Manolo De Giorgi, Castellini is the master of “Milan-style furnishing”. His [...]

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  • The Casa Bunker by Cini Boeri

    The Casa Bunker by Cini Boeri

    • 05/08/2016
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    STORY Alessandro Benetti
    PHOTO Paolo Rosselli

    In 1966, when the construction site for the Cini Boeri “Casa Bunker” opened in La Maddalena, the coastline of northern Sardinia was suspended between the torpor of a pastoral past together with an insignificant amount of maritime trade and a future of exclusive tourism that would soon descend into kitsch. [...]

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  • Le Corbusier and the weissenhof houses

    Le Corbusier and the weissenhof houses

    • 12/04/2016
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    STORY Tiziano Aglieri Rinella
    Photo Gonzalez/Weissenhofmuseum

    One of the most significant historical events for the affirmation of the ideas of the Modern Movement in architecture was the realization of the Weissenhof in Stuttgart in 1927. The model-neighbourhood, built for the Werkbund’s second exhibition enjoyed outstanding success and remains today one of the most important witnesses of [...]

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  • The Sensitive Factory: Ferrania 1917-2017

    The Sensitive Factory: Ferrania 1917-2017

    • 29/01/2016
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    STORY Gabriele Mina

    “An aristocracy of highly educated locally recruited workers.” With these terms Guido Piovene described the staff of Ferrania, a world-renowned film production establishment located in Ferrania, a small village in the Ligurian hinterland in the province of Savona. In the mid 1950s Piovene accomplished his Journey through Italy in an area undergoing profound [...]

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  • Lysergic Malaparte

    Lysergic Malaparte

    • 15/12/2015
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    STORY and PHOTO Cherubino Gambardella

    It’s been a long time now.
    I always spend my holidays in Capri and when once in a boat as a child, watching me looking at a red house with an unusual shape between the Grotta Bianca and the Faraglioni, my father said “ see that, that’s the residence of a [...]

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  • Villa Necchi Campiglio by Piero Portaluppi

    Villa Necchi Campiglio by Piero Portaluppi

    • 12/10/2015
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    STORY Lucia Borromeo
    PHOTO FAI Archive, Arena Immagini, Giorgio Majno

    When Piero Portaluppi designed the Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan between 1932 and 1935, he was already a well-known professional accepted and appreciated within the ranks of wealthy industrial Lombard society. It was precisely here just a short walk from Piazza San Babila, that the [...]

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  • Niemeyer Mini-Brasilia by Wassim Naghi

    Niemeyer Mini-Brasilia by Wassim Naghi

    • 08/07/2015
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    Famed Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer left behind a dream in Lebanon’s Tripoli, which soon became a massive unrealized fairground.
    This major project of Niemeyer isn’t well known within the international community of architecture, since the 100 hectares site and its 15 buildings and monuments built during the mid twentieth century, remain today incomplete concrete [...]

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  • Hide and seek. Torre del Mare Architectural Park

    Hide and seek. Torre del Mare Architectural Park

    • 11/06/2015
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    The Torre del Mare Architectural Park is a project resulting from the partnership between the Architect Marco Ciarlo whose studio is at Altare and the surveyor Laura Garello from the Town of Bergeggi (SV), and which focuses on the buildings designed by the Milanese architect Mario Galvagni and created at Torre del Mare between 1954 [...]

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