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Slatted Larch Screen Makes Renovated Casa Morchiuoso Erba Look New

Slatted Larch Screen Makes Renovated Casa Morchiuoso Erba Look New

In addition to providing a shield against the summer sun, the singular rectangular screen is laid in horizontal strips with gaps in-between that allows natural light to penetrate the home's interior. The

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Studio Albori’s Casa Solare is a Self-Sufficient Home Set High Up in the Alps

Studio Albori’s Casa Solare is a Self-Sufficient Home Set High Up in the Alps

Studio Albori's Casa Solare is perfectly designed to benefit from the sun’s position in the sky, and it includes passive solar design details that allow the house to stay cool on the warmest of days.

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Italian Firefighter House is Carved Into a Cave Like a Superhero Base!

Italian Firefighter House is Carved Into a Cave Like a Superhero Base!

Enclosed with a pair of folding glass doors that reveal the red fire trucks and then protected from falling rocks by a strong pitched wall tinted to resemble burned wood, the fire brigade features three

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Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

This is a gorgeous bio-ethanol stove dubbed Planika caught our attention for its monument-like form. The ARTernative artistic chair by Luca Gnizio caught our eye for its innovative use of

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Meta-Material’s Cactus-Shaped Cardboard Filters Clean the Air in Style at Milan Design Week

Meta-Material’s Cactus-Shaped Cardboard Filters Clean the Air in Style at Milan Design Week

Meta Material showed people at this year’s Milan Design Week that just because you want to breathe clean air does not mean you have to use a clunky and industrial-looking contraption to do the

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Ghigos and LOGh Build a Bizarre Home Extension in Italy Using Recycled Plastic Bags

Ghigos and LOGh Build a Bizarre Home Extension in Italy Using Recycled Plastic Bags

All of the interiors have been made from trash, including a black sack-covered sofa, a plastic hanging light, and striped curtains that add a slight tint to the dirt-proof table and chairs. A

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Raumlabor’s ‘Officina Roma’ is a Villa Built Entirely From Trash by Kids

Raumlabor’s ‘Officina Roma’ is a Villa Built Entirely From Trash by Kids

Located in Rome, "Officina Roma" was commissioned by MAXXI (Museo Nazionale Della Arti des XXI Secolo). The building is composed as a collage, mixing recycled materials and simple

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Alain Gilles’ Nomad Solar-Powered Portable Lamp is Much Safer Than Kerosene

Alain Gilles’ Nomad Solar-Powered Portable Lamp is Much Safer Than Kerosene

Addressing a string of deadly kerosene lamp accidents in slums that have killed hundreds of people and left even more homeless, designer Alain Gilles created a safer alternative called the Nomad solar

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Salewa’s Outdoor Sportswear Headquarters Boasts Italy’s Largest Climbing Wall

Salewa’s Outdoor Sportswear Headquarters Boasts Italy’s Largest Climbing Wall

Salewa's headquarters is located next to the mountains in Bolzano, Italy. As the company designs and manufacturers equipment and sportswear dedicated to the outdoors, Salewa was also committed to having a

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Avatar Architettura’s Recycled Pallet Pavilion Pops up in Italy

Avatar Architettura’s Recycled Pallet Pavilion Pops up in Italy

Italian design firm Avatar Architettura is well-known for their ability to turn recycled wooden pallets into inspiring works of art - like this fun pavilion in Italy. Designed as a temporary art

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IKEA Transforms its Flat Pack Cardboard Packaging Into Funky Furniture

IKEA Transforms its Flat Pack Cardboard Packaging Into Funky Furniture

IKEA is marketing its big annual sale with a line of clever furniture pieces made entirely out of the company's very own flat pack furniture packaging. IKEA commissioned advertising agency AUGE

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The Mod Green CUBE Restaurant Is Now Open For Reservations in Milan

The Mod Green CUBE Restaurant Is Now Open For Reservations in Milan

The concept of The Cube was to create a lightweight restaurant that could easily be assembled and disassembled in order to travel around Europe and find a new location on top of important monuments

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Sicily’s Casa Talia is a Beautifully Renovated Moroccan-Style Retreat

Sicily’s Casa Talia is a Beautifully Renovated Moroccan-Style Retreat

Located on the southeast tip of Sicily in Italy, Casa Talia is the perfect place to spend some time living life at a slower pace. Designed and managed by architects Viviana Haddad y Marco Giunta, this

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CRP Racing Unveil Energica E-Superbike at Italian Motorbike Show

CRP Racing Unveil Energica E-Superbike at Italian Motorbike Show

Electric superbikes enable bikers to travel the roads knowing they are both cool and environmentally friendly. While prototypes have been developed to break speed records, there still isn't a commercial

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Solar-Powered Italian Home Uses Light Wells to Illuminate Its Interiors

Solar-Powered Italian Home Uses Light Wells to Illuminate Its Interiors

The generous family home is organized around a central courtyard, and the different volumes are staggered. The ground floor houses the entrance area, a work room, and a living space oriented towards the

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Retired Italian Railroad Transformed Into a Low Impact Recreational Promenade

Retired Italian Railroad Transformed Into a Low Impact Recreational Promenade

The project entailed completely upgrading and renovating the entire stretch of railroad between the two coastal towns. Converted to a walking path, the promenade also includes a creation of vantage points

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Red Hot Ferrari Store in Italy Relies on Passive Cooling to Keep from Overheating

Red Hot Ferrari Store in Italy Relies on Passive Cooling to Keep from Overheating

For the first time ever, a brand new store has been built from the ground up for Ferrari, and this one pays homage to Formula 1. Located near the outlet stores, and visible from the main car park, the

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Flourishing ‘Patient Gardener’ Pavilion Made of Living, Growing Cherry Trees Pops Up in Milan!

Flourishing ‘Patient Gardener’ Pavilion Made of Living, Growing Cherry Trees Pops Up in Milan!

Visiondivision and their helpers employed a variety of gentle techniques to mold the trees in a specific way. These include bending, twisting, pruning, grafting, braiding, and weaving. They have even

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Greenpeace Protests Brazilian Leather and Amazon Deforestation at Italian Trade Show

Greenpeace Protests Brazilian Leather and Amazon Deforestation at Italian Trade Show

Greenpeace members rallied last week in Italy to protest Brazilian leather and the mass deforestation it has been causing in the Amazon. The Greenpeacers dressed up in bark-like sustainable materials and

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Designboom’s Shipping Container Summer Offices Make Us Green With Envy

Designboom’s Shipping Container Summer Offices Make Us Green With Envy

We're green with envy over Designboom's summer offices on the island of Sardinia, west of their home base in Milan. Seeking to get out of the city for the summer, the Designboom team tackled a DIY project

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Restored Barrel Vaults and Local Stone Give this Italian Home a Rustic Facelift

Restored Barrel Vaults and Local Stone Give this Italian Home a Rustic Facelift

In order to bring light into an otherwise dark space, Zanaroli gave the exterior a couple of small perforations and topped off the dining area's dome with a skylight. These interventions allow a gentle

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StereoTANK: Recycled Water Tanks Turned Into Giant Musical Instrument

StereoTANK: Recycled Water Tanks Turned Into Giant Musical Instrument

Ertorteguy and Valente bought two old extra large water tanks and cut off their tops. Then they built a wooden frame to hold the tanks on their sides and used recycled shipping pallets to serve as

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Gorgeous Geometric Facade Crowns Solar-Powered Office in Italy

Gorgeous Geometric Facade Crowns Solar-Powered Office in Italy

Many different departments are housed within the office - in includes space for marketing, administration, design, retail and a showroom. Because the needs of businesses change over time, Modo made the

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bam!’s Greenery-Filled Floating Pods Win the Venice CityVision Competition

bam!’s Greenery-Filled Floating Pods Win the Venice CityVision Competition

Looks like gondolas are out, and bam!'s greenery-filled outdoor rooms for Venice are in! Chosen out of 201 proposals from all five continents by a judging panel that included Bjarke Ingels of BIG

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Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

Shigeru Ban’s Temporary Concert Hall Made of Paper Opens in L’Aqila, Italy

The concert hall, built from steel, glass, cardboard, concrete and clay sacks, seats 230 people inside an oval shaped room, which is set inside another structure. The exterior structure is square in

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Abandoned Italian Viaduct Transformed Into Vertical Vacation Complex

Abandoned Italian Viaduct Transformed Into Vertical Vacation Complex

The region surrounding the viaduct is breathtaking, overlooking the sea, surrounded by mountains, and overgrown with wild Bergamot. The weather is pleasant and warm, with plenty of sunshine year round.

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Parasitic City Takes Over Decommissioned Italian Highway

Parasitic City Takes Over Decommissioned Italian Highway

Ja Studio Inc viewed the original highway as a colossal project that distanced the population from nature. But now that the old project is being decommissioned, it provides an opportunity to reengage the

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700-Year Old Italian Farmhouse Renovated with Delicate Filigree Screens

700-Year Old Italian Farmhouse Renovated with Delicate Filigree Screens

The masserie were built to protect the inhabitants - either the landowner and his family or his workers. The architecture was of Arabic, Greek and Norman influence and exteriors were strong, while

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Alter Studio’s Tower House is a Refurbished Zero Emission Landmark for Treviso, Italy

Alter Studio’s Tower House is a Refurbished Zero Emission Landmark for Treviso, Italy

Alter Studio Architetti Associati recently took second place in the Tower House Competition for Treviso, Italy, which challenged architects to refurbish a twenty story landmark in the area. The proposal

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Wind Turbine Bridge Transforms Italian Viaduct Into Public Space

Wind Turbine Bridge Transforms Italian Viaduct Into Public Space

A bridge that repurposes abandoned viaducts, produces energy AND looks futuristically sleek? Yes, it can be true, and it is Italy’s proposed Wind Turbine Viaduct called "Solar Wind." Southern Italy is

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