Urban Design

Imagine if the municipalities around the world had the opportunity to create in a simple, flexible and widespread way, small green areas along the urban spaces of their city. It would certainly be an interesting possibility. Especially if these green islands were modular and therefore were potentially able to create real mini parks on squares, […]

Design

Born in 1959 from the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza, Artemide is still today a company specialized in the lighting sector which represents one of the many Italian design excellences. A company that throughout its history has won numerous gold compasses and that has invented globally recognizable icon objects. Like […]

Books

A photographic view by Russian photographer Alexander Veryovkin of Soviet-era architecture in one of the most extreme, little-known and vast territories on Earth. From the Ural Mountains to the Arctic Circle, the book presents over 100 photographs divided into 6 chapters of brutal industrial buildings erected directly on the permafrost. ‘Prefabrication and serialization became the […]

Culture

From tomorrow, May 18, 2020, at least for Italy, we’ll return to normality that is not normal in any case. Schools will remain closed, travel will be limited and there will be many other constraints to protect public health. We will remember many things from this period, anxiety, concern, hope and respect. I also say […]

Mi Casita Preschool and Cultural Center
Schools & University

Mi Casita Preschool and Cultural Center, designed collaboratively by Barker Associates Architecture Office and 4|Mativ Design Studio is located in a new mixed-use development in Brooklyn. The program called for three classrooms to occupy a large space with 15′ ceilings on the ground floor of the building with a lower level for support programming.  The […]

Le Cathcart Restaurants
Horeca

As part of Ivanhoé Cambridge’s Projet Nouveau Centre, the A5 Hospitality team is excited to announce the official opening of Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten at Place Ville Marie. The project is conceived by Sid Lee Architecture and A5 Hospitality, and executed by Sid Lee Architecture and Menkès Shooner Dagenais LeTourneux Architectes in consortium. The revitalization […]

Residential complex

Inside the Campus Descartes, of the École Superieure d’Osteopathie, near Paris, the architecture firm Atelier Villemard et Associés recently built a 9-storey building which houses 207 student rooms. The design concept rotates around two elements – in addition to the fine dialogue between concrete and wood that distinguishes both the interior and the exterior – […]