Archive for 2005

d’ogni dove chiusi si sta male – result

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

cinnamomum zeylanicum TXT by 3ka is the winner
of the open design competition for architecture students !

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d’ogni dove chiusi si sta male !

Monday, December 5th, 2005

11 projects have been selected after the first phase.
a small exhibition will take place at Politecnico di Milano
on the 14-12-2005, winners will be then announced
download here the complete list of selected projects

painting by balbiani

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The atlantic wall exhibition

Monday, November 21st, 2005

The DPA of the Politecnico of Milan (I), with the GRAI of the
Ecole d’Architecture de Versailles (F) and the Raymond Lemaire
International Centre for Conservation in Leuven (B), has
managed a research within the EU programme Culture 2004
concerning the Atlantic Wall, the defence line built by German
occupation forces between 1939 and 1944 along the coasts of
France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Norway.
More than 12.000 concrete bunkers were built, an impressive
number for cost and labour involved.
The project underlines the architectural and cultural value of an
unique transnational heritage, preserving a shared memory on
the European soil.
An heritage to be safeguarded by the construction of the
Atlantic Wall Linear Museum.

The Atlantic Wall Linear Museum exhibition, designed by
studiometrico has been held at the Politecnico di Milano
between 27 october and 11 november 2005.

1 – walkable map

2 – archive drawers

3 – floating tablets

4 – along the wall

photographs by Sabrina Ragucci

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TEAM 10 – a utopia of the present

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Fifty years ago an international group of architects called
Team 10 restored the human scale to architecture.
Although many of Team 10′s once-renowned members
are now forgotten, the group, whose founders included
the Dutch architects Aldo van Eyck and Jaap Bakema,
remains a source of inspiration for contemporary architects.
This first major survey of Team 10′s work draws upon
material from collections around the world, including the
Centre Pompidou, Harvard University, the UniversitÃ
di Venezia, the ETH Zurich and the Fondation Le Corbusier.

the exhibition will be at the NAI in Rotterdam, The Netherlands,
between september 24 2005 and january 8 2006

team 10, spoleto, italy, 1976
[we grabbed this pic from: domus 874, october 2004]

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d’ogni dove chiusi si sta male

Friday, November 4th, 2005

studiometrico in collaboration with
the Institute for psychiatric rehab Fatebenefratelli
of S. Colombano al Lambro, Milan, Italy and with
Prof. Gennaro Postiglione, DPA / Politecnico di Milano
launch a national ideas competition for architecture
students for the design of a bar within a hospital for
psychiatric rehabilitation to be managed by patients.
download competition brief in italian

painting by Ruggero Cazzanello

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Living in Milan?

Monday, October 31st, 2005

studiometrico has been among the partecipants
in the international competition living in milan/2.
our project intention was to focus on the organization
of a suburban area in milan, to develop a simple, clear,
low cost apartment building, and to describe a variety
of places (from private to public) for many activities
for future residents and neighbours. obviously not very
inspired by our proposal, the jury has then assigned five
prices to other five entries that you can check out, and
maybe comment on the very useful europaconcorsi site

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

the 2004 design lab report edited by lorenzo bini
from studiometrico is now available.
the booklet contains the result of the course held
at the politecnico di milano by prof. gennaro postiglione,
lorenzo bini, alessia mosci and paolo vimercati

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Royal canal linear park

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

studiometrico proposal for the ‘royal canal
linear park competition’ originated from the
‘reading of the place’ at a local level and from
an accurate overview of the context.

the competition area was strongly marked by
the presence of railway infrastructural lines
that, although partially dismissed, cut through
the urban fabric, turning any structured planning
development into a knotty question. the site
didn’t have the dimensions and the morphology
to become a coherent and generous linear park:
the stretch of land was fragmented the banks were
too narrow and the landscape was too congestioned.
our proposal moved toward theconcept of a more
articulated and equipped ‘public space’. an urban
system that could interact react and dialogue both
to the city pattern and the infrastructural barriers;
a green promenade for the residents and for the
entire dublin population. we believe our project
met the competition requirements in terms of
environmental regeneration but also overcame
the given issues by taking a strong position that
was able to ‘discuss’ while responding.

after a huge delay the jury shortlisted only
four projects to join stage two. studiometrico
proposal has been excluded and it will take
another three or four months (or more ?)
before the assessors report publication (!).
we are as sad for the result as disappointed
for the way the competition has been managed.
nevertheless we are happy to publish the content
of our entry and perhaps get valid net feedback.

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a very big rabbit

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

ilias lefas sent some pics from the recent
opening of a very big rabbit that gelitin
built over the highest hill in artesina, italy

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naval town workshop

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

lorenzo bini from studiometrico has been among the tutors
at the naval town workshop in dubrovnik, croatia. although
very small, clumpsy and ‘low-tech-ed’, his team has managed
to produced a strong and provocative proposal that rised a lot
of questions and gave only few extravagant answers on a very
crucial issue: how is the city going to deal with a new harbour?
we post here few slides from the final presentation that was
attacked but not discussed by a disappointed vedran mimica

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naval town

Friday, July 29th, 2005

lorenzo bini and prof. gennaro postiglione are
invited teachers at the international summer
school of architecture in dubrovnik, croatia,
from august 28 till september 3 2005.
the workshop is organized by the faculty of
architecture, university of zagreb, croatia

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03 05 lab final critcs

Friday, July 29th, 2005

few images from the beautiful maquette
presented by gruppo cpr for their final
project within the 2005 design lab.
the course was held at the politecnico
di milano by prof. gennaro postiglione

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