Archive for 2009

Operation Fornebu

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

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Norwegian friends Brendeland & Kristoffersen arkitekter have invited  6a architects, JCLA and studiometrico to team up and join a challenging urban design competition in Oslo, Norway.

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La Spezia

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

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On the 19th of November the five teams that will compete for the 2nd phase of the Architecture Competition for the new Piazza G. Verdi in La Spezia (Italy) were announced. studiometrico and artist Massimo Bartolini had developed a design proposal that was not short-listed by the Jury…

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LA-Berlin

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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Berlin_los Angeles. A Tale Of Two (other) Cities has opened on the 12 of November at the Massimo De Carlo Gallery in Milan. The collective exhibition explores new trends in contemporary art through the work of young artists like Klara Liden, Josef Strau, Klaus Weber, Dan Rees, Kirstine Roepstorff, Maximilian Zentz Zlomowitz, Simon Fujiwara, Scott Olson, Frank Benson, Elad Lassry and Kaari Upson. studiometrico has designed a platform with two reading tables that allow visitors to browse through catalogs, books and magazine about the two cities.

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Materials we like to use outdoor

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

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Since 2005 we have been working and posting on this project. Once it was completed, our clients announced they were not interested in publishing on magazines and expressed big concern about their privacy. The gardens we designed and the farmhouse (refurbished by Vudafieri Saverino Partners) host numerous artworks from the collection of the owners, so we were asked to maintain our absolute discretion.
We understood and even learned to appreciate this attitude… In the end it dismissed us from those usual efforts to document and photograph properly our work.
Later we realized that a project – to a certain extent – always belongs to the designer and decided that, as long as we wouldn’t have crossed ‘that boundary’, we could still be free to disclose our work. So we made an attempt…

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Gone with The Crisis

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

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In December 2007 an Italian art dealer decided to expand his business in the prosperous land of Albion. He found the right location in the heart of London, and made a deal with an Irish man who owned the property. He then appointed us to develop a project to transform the 250 sqm building into a new contemporary art gallery. Then came The Crisis…

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ZUM – 1

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

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Are we going commercial? Could be… Matter-of-factly last autumn we have started to work on this very pragmatic project for the transformation of a 2.000 sqm industrial building into offices to be let out next year on the Milanese market.

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UnaBox

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

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We love to do small projects… and we like young dynamic clients. UnaBox is a ‘secret case’ that has been designed and built as a gift for a six months old baby.

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Bricks from scratch 3

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

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After some months of silence, after the grapes harvest and the wine bottling, we have decided it was time to publish some updated photographs we have been shooting on the site of this house on the hills near Piacenza that we have designed for a couple of small wine producers.

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What is happening to us?

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

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Perhaps it’s just an average mayday

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Pocket exhibition and mini lecture in Oslo

Sunday, April 26th, 2009
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Pic by Erica Borsa

On the 16th of April the ‘Pocket Exhibition’ Unplugged Italy, Italian Architecture in Oslo has opened in Oslo, Norway.

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House with garden and caves – 4

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

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During the site works of the house with garden and caves, studiometrico was asked to think of possible ways of re-using the ruins of a small existing building that layed adjacent to the main house. The initial task was to insert a very small room for guests without completely filling the hollow volume. Some empty space should have been preserved to bring natural light into the caves below the house turning the ruins of the building into a patio. An early design proposal featured a hanging two storey prefab living unit of 2 by 4 meters. Although this seemed like a convincing solution and an exciting design challenge, a new discovery completely changed the project: another ‘secret’ room was found on the opposite side of the ‘patio’. After long negotiations the small room was purchased by the owner of the house for the given purpose…

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