agrAir, Piuarch’s project at Milan Design Week 2018

Drawing on the past to define the lifestyles of the future: this is the mission of agrAir by Piuarch, which expresses the values of tomorrow’s living spaces – lightness, brightness, economy of resources, eliminating the boundaries between interiors and exteriors, between natural and artificial spaces – in the balanced relationship between the elements of earth and air. Included in the Inhabits event by Design Diffusion World and sponsored by Laterlite and Platek, the installation, located in piazza Castello, will be open to visitors from April 17 to 22, from 10 am to 1 am. Piuarch’s rooftop garden will furthermore host a “spin-off” exhibition in the same days (via Palermo 5, from 10 am to 7 pm).

 

Temporary project
2018, April
Milan, Italy

Piuarch will talk about agrAir project at Fuorisalone 2018 at Rinascente Milano

Piuarch will talk about the latest international projects for the redevelopment of cities’ unused spaces trough greenery during the lecture “Between architecture and agriculture: the quality of future living”, scheduled for Thursday, April 12 at 6 pm at Rinascente Milano (Bar della Rina, level -1). Greenery is indeed conceived as an opportunity to generate an urban and aesthetic regeneration and to encourage social interaction. The agrAir installation, which will be part of the Inhabits program at Fuorisalone 2018, will be the main focus of the lecture, together with the latest proposals for Milan, Chicago and São Paulo.
Lecture
2018, April 12th
Milan, Italy

Piuarch designs the new façade of the Ambasciatori Hotel Florence

Piuarch has been commissioned by C-HOTELS group to design the redevelopment project of the Ambasciatori Hotel Florence’s façades. Located in the very heart of the Tuscan main city, in front of Santa Maria Novella train station, the complex is a renowned and historical four-star destination, enriched by meeting and conference facilities. The project aims to improve the relationship between the building and the surrounding public urban space: it will offer a new architectural envelope, strongly related to the context, to all passengers and visitors passing through the station.

2018, April
Florence, Italy

Piuarch designs the new Techbau Headquarters

Located right close to Lake Maggiore and equipped with a small pier, the new Techbau office building is based on understanding context and establishes a strong interaction with the site both in terms of shape and choice of materials. The complex is built on a system of reinforced concrete pillars, which sink into the ground and free the ground floor to a height of 3 meters.

The building is thus like a slits; the upper part is made up of a prefabricated construction system in laminated timber, that allows to cover a distance of 18 metres. The complex is composed of a linear building and two arms each grafted on it with their own inclination, which give rise to an articulated shape, emphasized by the profile of the roof. The roof is indeed defined by a series of folds with different heights to accentuate the projection towards the landscape.

Offices
2018, March
Castelletto sopra Ticino, Italy

espaço brings a new educational value to the CEU Paraisópolis school

espaço is conceived as a functional and aesthetic tool that help to recover the unused spaces of São Paulo in Brazil and promotes concrete urban renewal processes at the neighborhood scale. The project is a three-dimensional platform equipped with functional elements that creates public spaces. After its exhibition at Expo Revestir, espaço was moved to the CEU Paraisópolis public school, where it will become the real test laboratory for this project, acquiring a new educational value and establishing the starting point for a network that aims at urban renewal through collective growth.

2018, March
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Piuarch wins the competition for the new Fendi Factory in Tuscany

Designed on a single level with a cover area of 15,000 sqm, the new Fendi Factory in Bagno a Ripoli, near Florence, extends over an area previously occupied by a clay pit and a furnace now disused. First prize awarded in an invited competition, the building proposed by Piuarch establishes a strong relationship with the Tuscan landscape: the image is that of a large green roof, under which the handcrafted activities take place. The inner space is organized according to an efficient functional distribution.

Furthermore, the Factory is enhanced by architectural solutions aimed at achieving the best environmental quality, such as natural lighting, glazed external and internal walls. A sequence of patios and green courtyards of different sizes break the continuity of the roof: they light up the workspaces and establish a link between natural and artificial environment.          

Mixed-use
2018, March
Bagno a Ripoli, Italy

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