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Milan’s L’Innesto development to provide net-zero social housing

January 18, 2022 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Render of public square at L'Innesto development in Milan showing a Circular Economy District sign on a building on the left and mid-rise buildings in the background

Architecture studio Barreca & La Varra has designed a social housing project for Milan called L’Innesto, which will be carbon-neutral and encourage community self-management through shared spaces. L’Innesto Milan is one of the winners of the Reinventing Cities global urban development competition, and Barreca & La Varra is aiming to make it the first zero-carbon

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EMBT tops San Giacomo Apostolo church with undulating copper roof

January 13, 2022 Cajsa Carlson 0
Exterior of EMBT-designed church in Ferrara

Spanish studio EMBT has designed a brick-and-plaster-clad church in Ferrara, Italy, which has a copper roof informed by hot air balloons and an interior that aims to be a modern take on primitive churches. The church was developed over 10 years and completed in 2021. It sits in the parish of San Giacomo Apostolo in

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Milan to build Cambio network of “super-cycle corridors” linking 80 per cent of the city

January 10, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Bike symbol on a bike parking station as photographed by Pawel Czerwinski, illustrating a news story about the planned Cambio cycling network in Milan

Milan has committed itself to constructing 750 kilometres of bike paths by 2035 as part of a plan to make cycling the most convenient form of local transport. Based on data about the daily movements of residents, the Cambio network will link existing cycle paths and supplement them with new “super-cycle corridors” that will connect

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Milan to build Cambio network of “super-cycle corridors” linking 80 per cent of the city

January 10, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Bike symbol on a bike parking station as photographed by Pawel Czerwinski, illustrating a news story about the planned Cambio cycling network in Milan

Milan has committed itself to constructing 750 kilometres of bike paths by 2035 as part of a plan to make cycling the most convenient form of local transport. Based on data about the daily movements of residents, the Cambio network will link existing cycle paths and supplement them with new “super-cycle corridors” that will connect

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Venice to replace glass tiles on Santiago Calatrava-designed bridge amid “almost daily” falls

January 4, 2022 Nat Barker 0
Ponte della Costituzione

The city of Venice is set to replace the glass floor of Santiago Calatrava’s Ponte della Costituzione bridge over the Grand Canal with stone, due to the high numbers of pedestrians slipping and falling. The Spanish architect’s 94-metre Ponte della Costituzione – Constitution Bridge in English – opened in 2008 and is made from steel

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Mario Cucinella Architects creates “serene and monolithic” church in Italian hill top town

December 23, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
anta Maria Goretti Church by Mario Cucinella Architects

Bologna-based Mario Cucinella Architects has created the concrete Santa Maria Goretti Church, which incorporates a cross-shaped entrance, in the town of Mormanno, southern Italy. Built overlooking the mountainous Pollino National Park, the modern church stands at the edge of the hilltop town of Mormanno. Mario Cucinella Architects aimed to design a building that was both contemporary

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Mario Cucinella Architects creates “serene and monolithic” church in Italian hill top town

December 23, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
anta Maria Goretti Church by Mario Cucinella Architects

Bologna-based Mario Cucinella Architects has created the concrete Santa Maria Goretti Church, which incorporates a cross-shaped entrance, in the town of Mormanno, southern Italy. Built overlooking the mountainous Pollino National Park, the modern church stands at the edge of the hilltop town of Mormanno. Mario Cucinella Architects aimed to design a building that was both contemporary

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Populous-designed Cathedral stadium set to replace Milan’s San Siro

December 21, 2021 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Populous designed Cathedral stadium for Inter Milan and AC Milan

Football clubs Inter Milan and AC Milan have announced that the iconic San Siro will be replaced by a stadium designed by architecture studio Populous. Named the Cathedral, the new stadium in Milan will be home to Italian top-tier football clubs AC Milan and Internazionale Milano, also known as Inter Milan. It will replace the

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Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota design Italian home around ten-metre-tall tree

December 19, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Tree inside The Greenery

A 10-metre-tall ficus tree grows through the centre of the living space in The Greenery, a farmhouse renovation and extension by studio Carlo Ratti Associati and architect Italo Rota in Italy. Located in the countryside outside Parma, the home was designed by Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) and Italo Rota for Francesco Mutti, the CEO of

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NOA designs timber-clad hotel on an Alpine meadow

December 9, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Aeon Hotel is a timber-clad hotel in Italy with a jagged facade

Two wood-clad buildings with jagged facades are connected by a corridor hidden beneath an artificial hill at this hotel and wellness centre in South Tyrol by Network of Architecture. The new spaces were commissioned by the Ramoser family, which wanted to expand on a cluster of historic barn buildings that since 1972 have housed the

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