24.07.2013 | Articoli
La vita è bella
Terrace overlooking on the cover dedicated to the villa on the shores of Lake Lugano.
The villa, just published in the summer issue of Casamia, is described in an extensive article that highlights the architectural features and the clever use of materials. With a huge space both for internal and external spaces in which the Grigio d'Istria is now declined in sandblasted finish, now in polished finish.
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08.07.2013 | Built works
Water, universal symbol of reflection and unifying element of the whole initiative, led the way, as dazzled spectators moved through the space, admiring the elegant bathroom fixtures of Agape installed between the harmonious, stratified dunes made of Pietra Forte Fiorentina stone from Il Casone, made possible by the unobtrusive but essential technology of Mapei. Kengo Kuma, as always, showed that he knows how to display the design of unusual bathroom fixtures – from Angelo Mangiarotti for sinks and Giampaolo Benedini for bathtubs – with fluid lines and lyric pedestals.
21.06.2013 | Articoli
The cover of the issue is dedicated to Villa Porza in Lugano. In the ten-page article devoted to the architecture of Carlo Colombo and Antonio Antorini, we can easily observe the unfolding of the rooms, designed with skill and elegance and characterized by the presence of the Grigio d'Istria stone, sandblasted and polished finishes
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11.06.2013 | Built works
Superfici in pietra in uno dei luoghi più simbolici di Firenze, un'elegante basilica del gusto.
Nella stessa piazza della Basilica di Santa Croce, il ristorante Finisterrae è, in maniera diversa ma parallela, un elogio dell’italianità e dell’arte. L’armonia dei suoi interni è disegnata dall’uso sapiente dei materiali lapidei, quali la pietra forte fiorentina, il giallo avorio e il rovere scuro. Il gioco tra orizzontalità e verticalità è accentuato dal rivestimento delle pareti, costituito da lastre in giallo avorio con finitura superficiale seta
27.05.2013 | Events
open cocktail Naturescape
series of event
Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Naturescape – a project by Kengo Kuma and Associates for Frassinagodiciotto and Il Casone – will take place the first step of the series "Cocktail at Naturescape". A series of events in which both architects and designers will be the protagonist, housed in this exceptional setting, a place of meeting synergy, open even after the conclusion of Milan Design Week 2013.
The event, promoted by Frassinagodiciotto and Il Casone, under the organizational direction of BHC, will be held every Thursday in the month of June and Thursday, July 4, 2013.
cocktail on thursday
may 30 2013
june 06 / 13 / 20 / 27 2013
July 04 2013
from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
R.S.V.P. +39 331 4591027
Area Porta Nuova Varesine
Viale della Liberazione, angolo via Galilei – Milano
Milano. Entrance from the works site gate
from 6:00 to 7:00 – later, phone +39 331 4591027 –
realizzazione / Frassinagodiciotto
fornitura materiale / Il Casone
un progetto per / Agape, Frassinagodiciotto, Il Casone, Pratic, Tribù, Vaselli
lighting project / Davide Groppi
nell’ambito di / Urban Stories; un progetto di / MoscaPartners
in collaborazione con / Hines Italia
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23.05.2013 | Articoli
Spontaneous Boundaries: Naturally Reversible
“Spontaneous Boundaries: Naturally Reversible” by Gumdesign, weaves contact between companies operating in different industrial contexts. The Pietra Forte Fiorentina Stone by Il Casone is the body of the lamp “Stonato”.
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03.04.2013 | Articoli
The spirit of the time
Interni. january 2013
“I don’t feel the need to make unique works: I prefer to work while thinking that one day the results could also vanish; though I never reach the point of completely erasing architecture, I think an attitude that takes gentleness, human beings, the environment and nature into consideration can only lead to different results”.
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29.03.2013 | Events
Milano, 9th > 14th april 2013
Il Casone presents Naturescape
by Kengo Kuma and Associates
The new skyscrapers of Milan's Porta Nuova Varesine area, and the occasion of the forthcoming edition of the Milan International Furniture Fair, supply the setting for Urban Stories, a series of narratives suspended between design and architecture and recounted by three of the major players on the scene: Michele De Lucchi, Diego Grandi e Kengo Kuma.
Naturescape is the title of the latest project signed by Kengo Kuma with the backing and enthusiasm of Frassinagodiciotto and Il Casone, together with Agape, Pratic, Tribù and Vaselli, and with technical support from Davide Groppi. The installation will occupy the ground floor of one of the office buildings designed by American studio KPF - Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects.
Once again Kengo Kuma regales us with a striking installation which cleverly uses combinations of natural elements - stone, plants, water, bamboo, gravel - to create dreamlike images of a Japanese garden, inviting the visitor to experience the elegance, tranquility and wisdom of Zen simplicity evoked by the space.
The mellow shapes of the stonework in Florentine Pietra Forte, finished with sandstone from leading quarry Il Casone, work together to outline and contain mirror-like pools of water. The elements in stone, artfully modelled to follow and gently echo the planes conceived for Naturescape by the Japanese maestro, interface with green surfaces which play host to an authentic forest of bamboo, a vertical woodland skillfully created by Frassinagodiciotto, who have taken care of all aspects of the project as well as its green elements, acting as project manager throughout, from conception to finishing touches.
During Milan Design Week visitors will also have an invaluable opportunity to see some of the show apartments in the "Nuova Milano" residential buildings. This brand new area - bordering Brera, the traditional venue for Fuorisalone events - represents a natural and logical progression in space for events which in 2012 were already looking toward new areas of urban development.
Visitors registering at the two information points run by Hines Italia will thus be able to see the Bosco Verticale –terraces by Frassinagodiciotto–, Corso Como Apartments –plants and terraces by Frassinagodiciotto–, Tartufoli Villas –terraces and villa gardens by Frassinagodiciotto– and Solaria Apartments –flooring and bathrooms in the towers by Il Casone–.
Milan Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Porta Nuova Varesine Area
Corner of Viale della Liberazione and via Galilei – Milan
9th > 14th april 2013
Every day from 10.00 to 24.00
Press preview Monday 8th April 15.00 to 20.00
realization / Frassinagodiciotto
material supplied / Il Casone
a project for / Agape, Frassinagodiciotto, Il Casone, Pratic, Tribù, Vaselli
lighting project / Davide Groppi
setting / Urban Stories; un progetto di / MoscaPartners
in collaboration with / Hines Italia
Press Office Naturescape
Lab MD | Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara
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21.03.2013 | Events
Stonescape come back from Brasil
Expo Revestir 2013, Sao Paulo
EN – The eleventh edition of Expo Revestir 2013 has just been wrapped up, with excellent results, in São Paulo, Brazil, where it took place from 5th to 8th March 2013. The most important Latin American event for architecture coatings and interior design has given remarkable results in terms of quality and attendance alike – 45,000 visitors in four days, coming from sixty different countries.
The Stonescape work signed by Kengo Kuma and Associates for Il Casone, with the technical sponsoring of David Groppi, drew attention from the crowd of visitors and was elected one of the most original of the 240 attrations of the exhibition.
The day after the inauguration, which witnessed Kengo Kuma present at Il Casone's stand, the architect himself gave an interesting lecture at the International Forum of Architecture and Construction, with more than 1,000 designers and architects in the audience. At the opening conference of the Forum, the Japanese master bewitched the public with his long lecture on the role of natural materials in architecture and interior design: “Slowly and naturally, landscape should transform the constructed object. The importance of local traditional materials such as stone, wood and bamboo, together with the work of artisans, may simulate local economy”.
The crowd was charmed by the stories told by architect Kuma, who, among other projects, illustrated the creation and the project meaning of Stonescape, in which the essence of the material used – Pietra Serena by Il Casone – emerged in this garden of water and stone.
PR – Com ótimos resultados, terminou recentemente a décima-primeira edição da Expo Revestir de 2013, em São Paulo, de 5 a 8 de março. A manifestação mais importante da América Latina para revestimentos para arquitetura e design de interiores obteve resultados notáveis em termos de qualidade e de público – 45.000 visitantes em quatro dias, vindos de sessenta países diferentes.
A obra Stonescape, assinada por Kengo Kuma and Associates para Il Casone e com o patrocínio técnico de David Groppi, suscitou grande interesse no grande público que a visitou, e foi eleita uma das atrações mais originais da feira, dentre as 240 apresentadas.
No dia seguinte ao da inauguração, em que Kengo Kuma marcou presença no stand de Il Casone, o arquiteto deu uma palestra interessante no Fórum Internacional de Arquitetura e Construção, com um público de mais de 1.000 designers e arquitetos. Na abertura do Fórum, o mestre japonês encantou o público com uma longa palestra sobre o papel dos materiais naturais na arquitetura e no design de interiores: “De maneira lenta e natural, a paisagem deveria se transformar no objeto construído. A importância dos materiais tradicionais locais, como pedra, madeira e bambu, juntamente com o trabalho dos artesãos, pode simular a economia local”.
A plateia cheia foi hipnotizada pelas histórias contadas pelo arquiteto Kuma, que, entre outros projetos, ilustrou a criação e o significado do projeto de Stonescape, no qual a essência do material utilizado, a Pietra Senese de Il Casone, emergiu neste jardim de água e pedra.