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Shanghai: the future of architectural design

With more than 23 million inhabitants, Shanghai is the largest and most populated city in China; a financial, commercial and urban international …

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Architecture goes on holiday: Bilbao e Porto

Here we are with two more cities for our series about Architecture holidays. A city in continuous development: this is how Bilbao …

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Architecture goes on holiday!

Architecture and design represent the building foundations of the charm and the beauty defining so many places: metropolises, small capitals and towns, …

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Treasures: sacre and contemporary architecture

For centuries, symbolic places of art, the churches still collect some of the most important sculptural and pictorial works of past eras. …

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Home means identity

It is the place from which we come, where our memories and all that we hold dearest are kept. But the home, …

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The architectural seed

Architecture, whether we are aware of it or not, is part of our life. As a matter of fact, our personal story …

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Designed in Venice

There are materials that tell the story of places far better than words. As a matter of fact, the walls of red …

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Hedonistic Sustainability

One of the greatest modern innovations in architecture is its reconstruction of urban knowledge. The direction taken is one of sustainability as …

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Fiat Chalet, more than a lodge

What makes a building eco-sustainable is the complete set of factors and interventions that imply social and economical processes in order to …

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Genius Loci

When designing a new building, the first thing to do is to take a look at the surrounding landscape. It is in …

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Mr Tinsmith: an interview with Valentina Temporin

Zintek has been involved in the first edition of the Waterproof international architecture contest since July of last year (read our newsletter …

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Harmony means saving

Growing pollution, melting glaciers and increasing number of respiratory tract disorders are just some of the reasons that have led most nations …

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Conscious revolution

Who said that cities get crowded only when the sun is shining and the warm air invites you to lie down on …

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Mr Thun: timeless design

Three times winner of the Compasso D’Oro, starting with 2004 in the Interior Hall of Fame in New York: maybe this would …

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Mr Luca Colombo: a balanced design.

Luca Colombo, class of 1969, graduates from the Faculty of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan. He begins his professional work …

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At the Architecture School

From Ettore Sottsass to Joe Colombo, from Castiglioni brothers to Gio Ponti, the now famous names of Italian and international design were …

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Safety and costs cutting: Zintek for a new school building construction

Over the past few years, the construction of school buildings has changed direction, to the extent that it is now based mainly …

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Floating

“Arranged like this on the sides of the canal, the houses make you think of natural places, but of a nature that …

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Mr Renzo Piano

“The architect’s craft is a craft of adventure: a frontier trade, poised between art and science. At the border between invention and …

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Embracing organic architecture

Philosophy, design and materials science are three red threads that have intertwined more than once in the history of architecture. Over the …

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Traditional innovation

First were carpenters, then it was the turn of seamstresses and leather goods craftsmen, followed closely by bakers and, in recent years, …

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Social Feng Shui

Our lives are profoundly influenced by the health of our body, as well as by the urban and architectural environment that surrounds …

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