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Volkswagen dealer

Here is presented the restoration of two commercial properties that had been abandoned for years. The first one hosts a new Volkswagen cars dealer, the second one has been divided in two different parts: in the basement there is the dealer’s…

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I’m apartment

This apartment is part of “I’m Residence” building in Avezzano, Italy. It is a corner-shaped flat, with an angular window connecting the dining-living room to a covered terrace. This space allows an outdoor way-of-life even in this quite cold little town.

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Corradini Fermi Schools

This project was elaborated in an open competition/bidding banished by the Avezzano’s Municipality for the creation of a new school, in order to replace the historic school complex called “Corradini/Fermi”.

The new compact, almost-square plot of land accommodates two separate schools (primary…

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Casa Sarà

In the hilly countryside not far from Pescara (Italy) is placed this villa called “Casa Sarà”. This part of Abruzzo has several attractiveness such as a good climate, good quality olive trees, wineyard and wine production and stunning vistas of the…

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Arco Cupidio

In the region of Abruzzo (central Italy) there are many rural villages placed in the Appennini mountains; Rosciolo is one of them. Ten years ago, in partnership with the local municipality, our architectural firm has developed an urban plan to encourage…

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School campus competition

This competition has regarded the refurbishment of a school campus (primary and secondary schools) of a little city, to be built with the public funds for  the schools modernization in the Italian L’Aquila’s province.
The rules of the notice were particularly stringent…

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Palanza 34

Palanza 34 is the result of a complete retrofit of a house built in 1960. The concrete structure, the technical installations, windows and doors have been replaced in order to have a brand new building, according to the Ownership desire.

The outer…

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The “I’M Residence” building is conceived to replace a former cinema and theater built in 1939 that was badly transformed by some interior works made in 1998: these works have changed the original interior shape of the theater, the most important…

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Velino Residence

This urban redevelopment project is built on the area of the former Avezzano’s (Italy) hospital. It’s a “C” shaped building that generates a new urban space (a little plaza) in a part of the town in which one is missed. Two…

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Jaca Resort & SPA

Jaca Resort & SPA is a luxury hotel situated on the southern cost of Sicily. It has been conceived to offer the unique feeling of being on board a yacht “docked” in a Sicilian landscape nearby the sea. The complex is…

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mammaròssa restaurant

Mammaròssa restaurant is a multi-functional space conceived not only as a typical restaurant, but also as a place to host cultural events such as painting exhibitions, wine tasting etc. It is situated in a semi-peripheral zone of Avezzano (Italy), where there…

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Mazzini School: new temporary City Hall in Aquila, Italy

After the earthquake of L’Aquila (Italy), the Mayor and the Council were forced to move in several different buildings, such as schools, that were still good to host these people and functions. The Mazzini school has been chosen to be the…

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UAE Social Housing

An UAE semi-governative organization, responsible for charity works, wants to build thirty villas, 10 in Abu Dhabi and 20 in Al Ain. Those villas will be used as a residence for orphan people. The concept is to simulate a normal…

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Serra Mountain View

This house is built in the outskirts of Avezzano (Italy), just on the border between the city and the countryside. It is cutted in two parts by a long, narrow entry space fully covered by a glass canopy: in one part…

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St. Gregorio Magno church

This competition design was made for the re-build of S. Gregorio Magno church, near L’Aquila (Italy), that was almost destroyed by the earthquake of 04-06-2009. The basic idea for this reconstruction is to “cover” with an artificial, brand-new material (such as…

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Mourik Italia – Southern Europe Operating Center

This concept design defines the italian headquarters of a multi-level dutch company, specialized in technologies related to the oil industry. The building is conceived as the union of two parts: a warehouse/garage built using a precast-prestressed concrete structure, and a double…

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Automotive Center

This building is a car dealership built on a well-exposed plot, but very difficult to exploit: it is very close to a main crossroads regulated by a roundabout, with a shape approximately similar to a “quarter-ellipse”. This mean that the shape…

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Urban Villa

The house was created by transforming an existing former warehouse. It’s a “L” shaped building, with the angle facing the garden. The elevations are characterized by the contrast between the large white surfaces, coated with thermal insulation panels, and the wooden…

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Terraces in the garden

This house, built in the 70s and surrounded by a large garden,  had the disadvantage of a limited view of the garden. The solution to this problem was found in designing and building two terraces of different sizes, placed on different…

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Restyling of a “ArtNouveau” house

This restoration has focused on a house built in the second decade of the last century. The project has preserved what were the salient features of the original dwelling; the general layout of the rooms has remained the same, while some…

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A former warehouse converted into living-room

This restoration affected the ground floor of a house dating from the 20s of last century. These former warehouse rooms were in a state of complete abandonment. The first phase of the intervention was to build a ventilated new slab, to…

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Eco-friendly C_Lab/Vanìz disco

The club is product of the renovation of a building once used as a warehouse and industrial shop, giving it a new configuration to accommodate a range of entertainment services, such as live music, shows and disco, hence the neologism: “ristoteatrodisco”.
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Villa Torlonia

This residential project was carried out in the central area of the town of  Avezzano (Italy), facing a beautiful public park. The close proximity of the treetops has helped in creating the layout of the apartments, characterized by large sliding windows…

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Via Crispi

This small real estate operation is located in the centre of Avezzano (Italy), and is currently under construction. It’s the refurbishment of an old house with pitched roofs. The plot, long and narrow, has several other old buildings adjacent that…

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Pavilion for an ancient roman villa

During the building work of a shopping center, were discovered the ruins of a Roman villa dating back to a period between the 2nd century BC to the 3rd century AD. Because of the importance and beauty of a…

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Piazza Obelisco

This little flat is placed in an ancient palace facing “Piazza dell’Obelisco” in Tagliacozzo (Abruzzo), one of the most beautiful squares in central Italy. Actually it’s composed by only two rooms (a bedroom and a kitchen/dining room), but this space was…

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Intercontinental shopping mall & towers in Doha, Qatar

This project presents a new feature of a piece of land located at north of Doha, Qatar, just in front of the seaside. Owner of the land is the “Fahed Group of Companies”, such as of the Intercontinental Hotel, beside…

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Italian food taste center in Dammam Riyad and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)

This concept concerns three “Italian Taste Centers” to be realized in Jeddah, Riyad and Dammam, Saudi Arabia.

They are based on a single module (7,20 x 6,55 metres) divided into service space and customer space: the module can be easily suited for…

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A theater for the town of Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy

In this architectural competition the goal was to create a theatre inside the ruins of an early ’900 villa. This mansion is surrounded by a lush park with lot of phoenix palms and eucalyptus trees, that the bid required…

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International Congress Center in Madrid (Spain)

The structure of the building consists of a compact block on which rests an ethereal and composite glass case, to protect the “drops” of precious water. The core of the complex is the huge exposition space (approx. 17.000 sq….

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Venice University of Architecture – IUAV

In 1998 the IUAV (Venice Institute of Architecture) held a design competition for the extension of its headquarters on Giudecca island. The call was for the demolition of the former warehouses placed across the channel, and for the construction…

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Competition for a new fountain / Jan 13th 1915 earthquake Memorial

The fountain is conceived to be a part of a semi-hypogeal building to commemorate the victims due to the earthquake of January the 13th 1915. The water-pool overlaps the underlying Memorial composed by a library-study center, some storage spaces…

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COOP mall in Aquila (Italy)

This mall was designed for COOP, the first italian food distribution company. Its covered area is 23000 sq. meters, divided into supermarket and shopping arcade with different brands.

The area is a sloping plot, which has generated the main peculiarity of…

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Metro Wellness Station

The “Wellness Metro Station” gym is placed on the first floor of a pre-existing building that overlooks some rugby fields. The basic concept of its design is to let people have a new and different experience by what happens in the…

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INAIL Rome Data Center

On these pages is presented the design made for the INAIL (the Italian Workers National Insurance Company) Data Center in Rome (Italy).

The existing building had to keep operational during the renovation, and this has been the most difficult of this job.

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Via Roma railway bridge

The competition project concerns the replacement of a rail crossing located in an urban area. Due to the proximity of an important road, and because of the impossibility of achieving a traffic underway for the excessive slope of the ramp, the…

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Pyramide de verre

The owners of a recently built retro-inspired italian resort hotel had needed to increase the sitting capacity available to their restaurant, but were having constraints adding a new wing to the existing building.

The solution has been to design a glass roof…

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Koh-I-Noor tower

This project represents a high-rise hotel building, in which every Guest can taste many comforts by using restaurants, pools, lounges and the wellness center; it’s placed into a modern tower built according to the bio-architecture principles.

The Resort will be…

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Residential dwellings in Avezzano, Italy

The Urban Restoration Program (Programma di Recupero Urbano) “S. Rocco” provides for the rehabilitation, accommodation and reuse of a former industrial area located very close to the centre of Avezzano (Italy), with its evolution into a multipurpose area: offices,…

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C.A.S.E dwellings green areas competition

The green spaces are conceived as urban spaces; the project solutions are designed to promote social interactions between people through the careful design of the green areas between the blocks and a right placement of the outdoor furnitures.
Green filters such as…

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