Special issue for Casabella that this month, on the occasion of the Milan Design Week, brings numerous exclusive contents at newsstands.
The latest 180-page issue of the Mondadori Group magazine, edited by Francesco Dal Co, that is a point of reference for architects around the world, includes an entire section dedicated to Milan, in particular to CityLife and the Fondazione Prada; an extensive feature on the 30th anniversary of the production, by TECNO, of NOMOS, the celebrated table designed by Norman Foster; and, above all, a preview of images of the designs that make up the first National Pavilion of the Holly See at the 16th International Biennale di Venezia, that opens on 25 May. The project, curated by Professor Francesco Dal Co, editor of Casabella, was inspired by the famous “Woodland Chapel”, built in 1920 by Gunnar Asplund in Stockholm’s Woodland Cemetery, and reinterpreted by a group of designers from around the world. The pavilion of the Holy See at the Biennale di Venezia is “diffused” and will involve the creation of eleven chapels on the island of San Giorgio, eleven different interpretations in the style and character of their creators that are translated into small sacred spaces thanks to the technical skills of the same number of Italian companies. The project will be officially presented on Wednesday 18 April, at the new headquarters of the Casabella Laboratorio, in Via Vigevano 8, in Milan.
The space, which is in the heart of Milan and hosts exhibitions, meetings and events, has recently moved to the Chipperfield studio, where its work continues also with training activities in collaboration with ProViaggiArchitettura, a company specialised in the organisation of architectural itineraries which, in 2017 alone, involved over 6,000 professionals from the sector. Conferences, tours, visits to construction and production sites, exhibitions, lectures and meetings, are just some of the activities included in the offer Casabella and ProViaggiArchitettura, and aimed at expanding the magazine’s cultural reach, in response to the needs of readers and the need to obligation, foreseen by professional bodies, to keep up to speed on developments in the sector.
Every month Casabella proposes ideas, designs, trends, floor plans, historic documents, as well as critical essays and reflections, for architectural professionals and lovers of e per design, as well as building and furniture designer who are interested in understanding and discovering contemporary architecture and how the culture of architecture is evolving.
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