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text by Luca Molinari , photos © Andrea Martiradonna, drawings and project description © Piuarch There are unwritten rules in architecture that have been distilled and slowly filtered down the generations through the bed of experience and practical usage. They are rules born of a natural rapport with the climate and sun and generated by a rooted sense of what is urban and what is not. There are ways of conceiving and designing architecture unrelated to style or language that obey these unspoken rules of urban living and make a building clearly understandable to all. A building frontage that openly declares the nature of the world within; a system of entrances, staircases and courts that clearly orient visitors and inhabitants from the moment they enter; features that strike an unexpected chord in the passerby, making him pause, if only for a moment, and fix the place in his memory; a decisive yet unusual connection between earth and sky.
Milan-based practice Piuarch is the leading company to that put together such a comprehensive building 'Bentini headquarters'. The building is located in faenza, of Ravenna, Italy . The offices compromises two parallel buildings, one for employees and a warehouse for archives and services.
The Bentini headquarters by PIUARCH in Faenza, Ravenna, Italy. Photography by Andrea Martiradonna. ‘The new Bentini Headquarters makes its entrance into the community of Faenza as a landmark of architectural quality while, at the same time, blending into and interacting with the countryside and surrounding hills. The project stands out for its linearity.
Modern Architecture Bentini Headquarters Design by Piuarch , this building is located in Faenza, Ravenna, Italy in a sparsely populated area. Piuarch studio designed according to the highest quality standards. The building is set back from the road, consisting of one volume that incorporates a simple line with flexible interior space and floor plans that are well organized. This office building had a top floor where locals can organize events or conferences. The front of the side of the road has a modular box filters the sun slanting over the glass facade is divided into rectangular volume are different. This gives the distinctive character, it is not only practical but also coat.
Architects: Piuarch Location: Faenza, Ravenna , Italia Design Team: Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini, Monica Tricario Built area: 6,500 sqm Client: Bentini S.p.a. Year: 2009–2011 Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna The new administrative and operational headquarters of Bentini Building & Engineering is in Faenza, set in a sparsely populated area where the landscape is strongly characterized by the presence of farmland. The office building consists of a single, linear volume set back from the road, and has been designed according to the highest standards of quality, combining great flexibility of the interior spaces with a simple and well-organized floor plan on different levels. The top floor can be utilized for events and conferences also by the local residents, offering townspeople an opportunity to experience the space of the company that opens onto the city that hosts it.
I Don’t Want To But I Will: Title Page of Denis Wood’s Dissertation Throughout graduate school I heard tales of the Denis Wood’s outrageous dissertation, curiously titled I Don’t Want To But I Will. Of particular interest are the scathing Acknowledgments, where Denis took his advisors to task. A worn copy of the Acknowledgments was passed among grad students as a bit of intellectual contraband. But the content was what was most important. It’s a crazy dissertation.
first image 'bentini headquarters' by piuarch, faenza, ravenna, italy all images courtesy of piuarch milan-based practice piuarch has sent us images of their recently completed building 'bentini headquarters', an office in faenza, of ravenna, italy. comprised of two parallel buildings, one for employees and a warehouse for archives and services, the complex interacts with the surrounding hills and landscape while the mediating space serves as an inner courtyard. a transparent enclosure at the ground level eliminates a sense of boundary and delicately elevates the building. the 300 square meter roof garden projects views above the existing low-rise structures to focus attention to the encompassing city and countryside, providing an ideal area for events and conferences.
In my investigation into house I have come across a few main desires for housing: easenotease, iconnoticon, commoditynotcommodity, and appearanceprocess. This section of my investigation deals with all of these, but mostly with the fourth. Many homes are bought or sold based on appearance, "I'm a millionaire, I can't live in a trailer park!" or "That house is just another McMansion, I want something designed well." Taking the latter statement to the extreme we come upon houses that are in some ways unlivable but are designed to the nines. Based on Dillon's recommendation I've focused on Eisenman's variants to explore this issue more.
Steingruber’s Alphabet The book about Johann Theodor de Bry’s Neiw Kunstliches Alphabet that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago was one of a set of four alphabet-themed volumes by Joseph Kiermeier-Debre and Fritz Franz Vogel that I’d purchased via abebooks from Bücher Thöne of Greven, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. These were originally published by Ravensburger in 1997-98, and seem to have since been re-issued by Urania-Verlag , of Stuttgart. The other three volumes were concerned with the calligraphic alphabet of Paulus Franck, the Alfabeto Pittorico of Antonio Basoli, and the Architectonisches Alphabeth of Johann David Steingruber. It is from this last book that the present images are scanned: In Steingruber’s alphabet, published in 1773, each letter of the alphabet is made into a plan of a palatial building.
Students: Ana Sofia Amador , Gonçalo Batista , João Gama Varandas , Mariana Santana University: Faculdade de Arquitectura de Lisboa – UTL , Portugal Location: Paris, France Cooking, like architecture, manifests itself in building. The cook, like the architect, draws on an infinite array of creative resources which make it possible to create wonders from basic construction materials.