SAN LORENZO CENTRAL MARKET

SAN LORENZO CENTRAL MARKET

The renovation plan for Florence’s San Lorenzo Central Market’s goal was to create a new covered city square, focusing on the need to give the city center a new contemporary gathering place. No major technical overhauls were done to bring it up to regulations. The last project dated to 2008 and had left an empty, […]

YANQING GRAPE EXPO

YANQING GRAPE EXPO

Officially opening on July 25, the international wine exhibition is part of a broader program of initiatives sponsored by the Chinese government for the 11th International Conference on Grapevine Breeding and Genetics, scheduled to take place in China for the first time from July 28 to August 2. The conference is an international event with […]

AREA 135 / GRAFTS

AREA 135 / GRAFTS

Grafts, a Central Issue in the Contemporary Debate If we attempt an interpolation on a cultural level between the general theme of the Fourteenth International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennial proposed by Rem Koolhaas, “Fundamentals”, and the title chosen by the curator of the Italian Pavilion, Cino Zucchi, i.e. “Innesti / Grafting”, the result […]

Show-room Salaroli Cesena

Show-room Salaroli Cesena

The building — or rather the complex of two buildings — recently completed for Salaroli Cesena converted several anonymous existing buildings in Cesena. The buildings are located between the front of Piazzale Risorgimento and Via Cesare Battisti were turned into a complex that reshapes the new entrance to Cesena’s historic center. The plan completed a […]

New gallery Tornabuoni Arte

New gallery Tornabuoni Arte

The design of the new gallery spaces of Tornabuoni Arte in Florence, in spite of their dimensions in line with the private nature of the project, opens a reflection on the relationship between the container and the content with respect to exhibition spaces for the Contemporary. Moreover, as it is developed inside a historic building […]

Archea at West Bund 2013 in Shanghai

Archea at West Bund 2013 in Shanghai

Between October 20 and December 19, 2013, Archea is exhibiting at the Biennial of Architecture and Contemporary Art in Shanghai, a show organized in a former industrial district of Shanghai, once for manufacturing ceramics. The event strives to be an opportunity to keep up to date and dialogue on recent developments in Chinese art and […]

AREA 134 / CLIENTS

AREA 134 / CLIENTS

The value of the client With a metaphor that is as complex as it is contradictory, one often compares the architect, even if the noun is masculine in Italy, to the mother and the client or rather clients, which is a female noun in our language, to the father of any work of architecture or […]

Archea Booksharing

Archea Booksharing

Architect Marco Casamonti and Studio Archea, together with Moroso and Ceipo, participated in the Beijing Design Week with a small Earthen Library – the “Terreria”: an installation, at the same time pavilion, library and location for performances – in operation from 25 September to 6 October –  which has put the inhabitants of the neighbourhood […]

AREA 133+ / WELLNESS
Desert Rose

Desert Rose

The project area is placed at 8 km from the city of Salalah, the second-largest, by size, of the Sultanate of Oman and important centre of tourism in the region. The favourable climate of the site, due to the proximity to the seaside and to the protection derived from the mountain range on the reverse […]

Vila Monteverde

Vila Monteverde

In the city of Sao Paolo in Brazil, contemporary residential buildings often deny urban  aspects that may be resolved through what may be defined as ‘good architecture’ conveyed by sustainability and high quality design. The ‘Vila Monteverde’ condominium, also defined ‘Living on the tree’ is located in the district of Morumbi, Rua Professor Alexandre Correia, […]

AREA 133 / CHILE

AREA 133 / CHILE

From the Apennines to the Andes The international of urban iconography, including the deceptive results of show-business architecture, seems to abandon the futility of eye-catching stunts in favour of more concrete issues that are more closely related to the problems of living and the environmental and cultural difficulties which should, without further delays, characterize all […]

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