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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Location: Ceglia, Puglia, Italy Project title: Villa Castelluccio Lead architect: Andrew Trotter Photographs: Salva Lopez, Marcelo Martinez     Villa Castelluccio uses local materials, traditional building methods and details from the local architecture, resulting in a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom house that fits perfectly within the olive trees, a real Italian vernacular. A modern edge has been given to this 1920’s countryside villa, yet keeping a rustic feel, light an airy. Bespoke kitchen tops and bathroom sinks were made from concrete, and a fireplace was added to the back room. A new outdoor kitchen and seating areas were designed to take full advantage of

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In June we’re talking about the spoiled child of architecture. Especially in the last 3 years, both architecture magazines and mainstream media publications, follow him in fiery articles; not to mention the studies and debates that are dedicated to him (1). The world is talking about him with hope in the context of the global affordable housing crisis. In the meantime, another crisis affects people of all ages, the solitude. One single solution, that finds an answer for both crises, seems to be ideal. In the international massmedia a continuous rumor grows him on a fluffy cloud as the dwelling

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Location : Milan, Italy Partners in Charge : Rem Koolhaas, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pesetelli Project title : Fondazione Prada Project year : 2015–2018 Project leader : Federico Pompignoli Site area : 18.900 sqm Photographs : Maria Tase, Ilinca Pop, Livia Ionescu [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Sequences from an Incomplete Foundation - Maria Alexandra Tase   It was the middle of April when I arrived in Milan and it had been raining for a few hours. I took the subway and then a tram to get to the outskirts, an industrial area with contemporary art galleries and recently opened – but renowned – cafes. You would think it’s a cliché: large cities with fully crowded central areas and faraway neighbourhoods

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It is a jointly developed and administered project building upon experience gained from many previous self-made projects. Its mission: to harness its location’s unique potential to create a socially just, economically stable, and environmentally responsible urban building block. The project started in 2008. Three buildings form a confident and distinct unity in their design and position in the urban space. Open to the river and the neighbors, they do not set themselves off like blocks. The individual and communal terraces have become a distinguishing feature; they offer a much-used compensation for the «loss» of open spaces to the public. The

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Location: Bucharest, Romania Project title: Restoration, refurbishment of the Headquarters of the Order of Architects of Romania – Bucharest Branch Authors: STARH – Birou de arhitectură (Florian & Iulia Stanciu) Collaborating architects: Cosmin Gălățianu, Cristian Alexandru Beșliu, Cosmin Valentin Georgescu, Horia Constantin Munteanu, Octavian Bîrsan Furniture: Cristian Zielinski Construction company: CELLA COSIMEX Structural engineering: MIRO GROUP Engineering: VDB INSTA L Artists: Ștefan Neacșu, Virgil Scripcariu Total area: 268 mp / sqm Usable floor area: 397 mp / sqm Construction year: 2015–2017 Photographs: Radu Malașincu   The building, originally build in 1927 and signed by one of the exponents of the neo-Romanian style, arch. Florea Stănculescu, was

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[vc_row][vc_column][edgtf_separator type="normal" position="center" color="rgba(255,255,255,0.01)" top_margin="20" bottom_margin="0"][vc_column_text el_class="caseta"] Location Schaerbeek, Belgium Project title NAVEZ – 5 social units as Northern entrance of Brussels, Belgium Architecture office Jean-Marc Simon, Alain Simon, Benoit Moritz, Julien Deloffre, Thierry Decuypere Structural engineering NEY & Partners Gross floor area 800 sqm Completion 2013-2015 [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][edgtf_separator type="normal" position="center" color="rgba(255,255,255,0.01)" top_margin="29" bottom_margin="0"][vc_column_text]This housing project fulfils the local authorities double ambition: to represent the urban revalidation scheme with a landmark at the entrance of the city and to provide exemplary apartments for large families. The building develops passive bright apartments and establishes a dialogue with the infrastructure and the heritage neighbourhood.   General description Located at one of Brussels

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Whether forced from home or having left it freely, never in the history of the world have so many people lived outside of their birth country as they do now. Displacement is now commonplace. Yet not so long ago, people were known by their roots – before being named after our fathers we were named after our place of birth – that place was so important in forming your identity that it named you. The mutuality between person and place was so self-evident as not be questioned. Now we can be wherever, and practically live wherever we want. Our freedom

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