Architect Vincenzo De Cotiis has renovated a former boathouse in Tuscany. The refurbishment, according to his sophisticated aesthetics, consists of a mix of unexpectedly juxtaposed materials, such as marble and concrete, brass and lacquer, which are far from holed up in a typical Tuscan house.
Andrea Mercatante and Adelaide Testa, from UDA Architect, renovated the top floor apartment and the common area of a 19th century building in Venice. In a city that lives radically in the past, the extraordinary architectural heritage finally welcomes the present.
Cadena + Asociados’ il Mercato Gentiloni blends Mexican design with Italian cuisine
The concept for Cadena + Asociados’ ‘il Mercato Gentiloni’ project is defined from the connecting threads between Mexico and Italy, Rome and Saltillo, Gentiloni – Arizpe, always appealing to this cultural encounter and personalities, highlighting the humor and authenticity that has accompanied the family. For this culinary space located in Saltillo, Mexico, aspects of the culture, architecture, flora and gastronomy of both countries are merged with the lifestyle, customs and personality of the Gentiloni – Arizpe family. a concept that transports users to a multi-sensory experience that has always been in the creators’ lives, one that narrates the millennial tradition, the exchange, the community and a moment through the flavors and aromas from the countryside and the world.
Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, EUR, Rome. Designed in 1937 for the 1942 World’s Fair by Italian architects Giovanni Guerrini, Ernesto Bruno La Padula and Mario Romano. The exhibition was cancelled and construction of the building finished eventually in 1943. / Flickr
The sophisticated Florentine apartment of Alessandra Tabacchi and Franco Mariotti, owners of Flair, the celebrated shop galleries, showcasing design furniture from the 1940s through 1980s, and limited edition pieces created in collaboration with master artisans. The home is located on the banks of the Arno river (Lungarno in Italian) within a historic building, and was renovated with a mix of vintage and modern, according to the style of the store, located in a 15th century palazzo nearby.
Architect Roberto Baciocchi -well-known as Prada stores designer - lives in a beautifull historic house in Arezzo. He didn’t want to change the spaces unless giving them a strong personality with the addition of his aesthetics. The result is stunning: unique interiors with a sophisticated stratification of styles.