“I have always believed in architecture as a tool to enhance spaces and human environment”. [Read more…] about A coffee with an Italian Architect: Cino Zucchi
Boston – “The ancients built Valdrada on the shores of a lake, with houses all verandas one above the other, and high streets whose railed parapets look out over the water. Thus the traveler, arriving, sees two cities: one erect above the lake, and the other reflected, upside down. Nothing exists or happens in the one Valdrada that the other Valdrada does not repeat, because the city was so constructed that its every point would be reflected in its mirror, and the Valdrada down in the water contains not only all the flutings and juttings of the facades that rise above the lake, but also the rooms’ interiors with ceilings and floors, the perspective of the halls, the mirrors of the wardrobes […]”. (I. Calvino) [Read more…] about When invisible cities become real
Boston – When sustainable-living ideas, urban gardening, bike sharing, community-supported agriculture and bike-powered machines gather together the result is the creation of a pattern that can be defined as “off the grid” in the sense that it does not respect the regular strict grid that usually a city, with its own pattern, imposes. [Read more…] about Let’s all Common Build!
Higher education dining facilities are becoming key functions that support a school’s image and social experience. The dining experience reflects an enlightened student consumer who expects restaurant quality, fresh options, speedy service, flexible spaces and hours, and an environment that mixes eating with social and study activities. [Read more…] about New Dining Trends in Modern Residential Life