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07.09.2010 | Events

VARIETY OF STONES: the staging of Pietra Serena

IL CASONE at ABITARE IL TEMPO, Verona, september 16-20
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La pietra IL CASONE sarà protagonista dell'allestimento ideato dallo studio di architettura UAINOT in occasione della prossima edizione di Abitare Il Tempo. Tema dell'esposizione: la litodiversità, una scelta non a caso, visto che il 2010 è stato proclamato dall’ONU l’Anno Internazionale della Biodiversità.
E allora, come, attraverso il suo utilizzo, la pietra inorganica può acquisire un carattere di vita, dalla sua estrazione fino alla scenografia nella quotidianità?
Superfici, formati, spessori, colori sono strumenti attraverso i quali la progettualità acquisisce una caratteristica dinamica e mutabile nello spazio e nel tempo.
Litodiversità è strumento attraverso il quale la pietra non è più solo inorganica, ma è soprattutto IN-organica, in quanto è un materiale che acquisisce vita ogni volta in cui viene trasformata ed adattata. E' l’unico materiale naturale riciclabile all’infinito, così come infinti sono i suoi impieghi.

L’articolazione dello spazio espositivo, in cui viene messa in scena la pietra, prende ispirazione dalla chimica biologica e dalla struttura delle molecole che compongono il mondo organico. La schematizzazione degli elementi e dei legami riporta ad un sistema modulare e flessibile, costituito porzioni rette alternate all’infinito da nodi circolari.
Lo spazio è una porzione di questa catena centrata sul nodo, ovvero un cilindro di raffinata lavorazione lapidea che vuole trasmettere le suggestive emozioni della pietra, attraverso immagini in movimento e sequenze proiettate sul materiale stesso.
L'allestimento è quindi un percorso emozionale, giocato  sull'alternanza di materie differenti ed espedienti prospettici  intorno al nodo, lambendo  dapprima un volume in arenaria pieno, per poi raggiungere il cuore e proseguire, accompagnato da un canneto lapideo.
Da una parte lo spazio si presenta visivamente leggero, nel rimando al canneto e al mondo vegetale organico, e dall’altra invece appare pesante nel rimando alla cava e al mondo inorganico. Al centro si erge il cilindro in colombino sottile ed estremamente raffinato nella sua superficie lavorata come un tessuto, progettato come il luogo d’incontro tra i due mondi.
La messa in scena della pietra è completata da una serie di oggetti d’arredo in  arenaria e marmo, suddivisi nei quattro elementi della vita (acqua, terra, fuoco e aria).

Abitare Il Tempo
Verona, 16-20 settembre 2010
Pad. 7B – stand B5-C5
13.07.2010 | Events

Fendi Casa e Frassinagodiciotto

Presentazione della collezione Outdoor
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17 luglio 2010
ORE 20,00
Open Party
Showroom Luxury Living
Milano Marittima (RA)
V.le Matteotti 59 / ang. II Traversa
tel. 0544 991016

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info@frassinago18.com
tel. 051 330888
03.06.2010 | Events

Lecture: Daniel Libeskind in Palazzo Tassoni

Lectio magistralis: Counterpoint
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Wednesday 9 June
last admission 4:30 pm
School of Architecture of Ferrara
Palazzo Tassoni, Salone d’Onore
Ferrara, via della Ghiara 36

Free entrance. Booking recommended.
mail: dlbvnc@unife.it
tel. 0532 293648

Daniel Libeskind will discuss the implications of the idea of Counterpoint during his lecture at the School of Architecture in Ferrara. This event is part of a major programme promoted by the Office of International Communications directed by professor Alfonso Acocella.

Daniel Libeskind, B.Arch. M.A. BDA AIA is an international figure in architectural practice and urban design. He is well known for introducing a new critical discourse into architecture and for his multidisciplinary approach.  His practice extends from building major cultural and commercial institutions - including museums and concert halls- to convention centers, universities, housing, hotels, shopping centers and residential work.  He also designs opera sets and maintains an object design studio.

Born in postwar Poland in 1946, Mr. Libeskind studied music in Israel and in New York, becoming a virtuoso performer. He left music to study architecture, receiving his professional architectural degree in 1970 from the Cooper Union. He received a postgraduate degree in History and Theory of Architecture at the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University (England) in 1972.

In 1989, Mr. Libeskind won the competition for the Jewish Museum Berlin, which opened to the public in September 2001 to wide public acclaim. Most recently, he designed the Frederic C. Hamilton building, Extension to the Denver Art Museum, alongside the Denver Museum Residences, in Colorado, opened in October 2006, The Extension to the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada, opened in June of 2007, and the Glass Courtyard, an extension to the Jewish Museum Berlin, which covers the original Courtyard, was completed in the Fall 2007. The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge, a residential high-rise in Covington, Kentucky opened in March 2008.  The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, California opened in June 2008 and Westside, the largest shopping and wellness center in Europe opened in October 2008, in Bern, Switzerland.

Several of Mr. Libeskind’s projects are currently under construction, including: the Military History Museum in Dresden, Germany; the Grand Canal Performing Arts Centre and Galleria in Dublin, Ireland. Upon winning the World Trade Center design competition in February 2003, Daniel Libeskind was appointed as master plan architect for the site in New York City.  Memory Foundations is now under construction.

Mr. Libeskind has many other projects in design and planning, such as The New Center for Arts and Culture in Boston, Massachusetts; the L Tower and Sony Centre for the   Performing Arts in Toronto, Canada; the redevelopment of the historic Fiera Milano Fairgrounds in Milan, Italy; New Songdo City, in Incheon, South Korea; Haeundae Udong Hyundai l’Park in Busan, South Korea; a waterfront, residential development, Reflections, in Keppel Bay, Singapore;  Rejuvenation, a center for children in the Katrina-ravaged area of Gulfport, Mississippi; Editoriale Bresciana Tower in Brescia; and Orestad Downtown Master Site Plan, in Copenhagen, Denmark, which is a 5km development zone.

Mr. Libeskind has taught and lectured at many universities worldwide. He has held such positions as the Frank O. Gehry Chair at the University of Toronto, Professor at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Germany, and the Cret Chair at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Louis Kahn Chair at Yale University. He has received numerous awards all over the world.

Daniel Libeskind’s work has been exhibited extensively in major museums and galleries around the world and has also been the subject of numerous international publications in many languages.

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14.05.2010 | Events

FUORISALONE 2010

Successo per IL CASONE nelle tre location milanesi
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Anche quest’anno ZonaTortona Design ha registrato una grande affluenza di pubblico, confermandosi come piattaforma strategica di marketing e comunicazione per numerose aziende e brand del design internazionale. Rispetto al 2009, questa edizione ha registrato una crescita del numero dei visitatori, con 115.356 registrati rispetto ai 107.809 del 2009, di cui circa il 72% sono professionisti, il 25% sono giovani sotto i 30 anni. Un dato davvero incoraggiante per tutto il settore del design e un riscontro positivo quindi anche per IL CASONE, presente in tre location di Zona Tortona: nell’ambito della mostra evento HOME & SPA DESIGN, dove la Pietra Serena ha fatto da “tappeto” allo spazio esterno di Superstudio 13, allestito dallo studio milanese Verdearchitettura; nel giardino di Superstudio Più, all’interno dell’area pic-nic progettata da Uainot, con un tartan scozzese in Pietra Serena, legno e prato che ospitava le strutture e gli arredi di Corradi; infine nella location esclusiva dell’Elle Decor Caffé, realizzato sempre su progetto di Uainot che ha utilizzato la Pietre Serena e il Colombino IL CASONE nelle finiture levigata e sabbiata per la terrazza. Tre applicazioni, quindi, che confermano la versatilità della pietra naturale IL CASONE.

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04.05.2010 | Events

Bologna. Gardens and terraces 2010

IL CASONE stone in a setting by Frassinagodiciotto
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The eighth edition of Gardens & Terraces, the exhibition and market devoted to plants, flowers, gardening equipment and technologies, is to be held from May 7th to 9th at the Parco Giardini Margherita. As part of the show, Frassinagodiciotto is to present MATERICA, a space where a new relationship between greenery and buildings is showcased, the outcome of a fusion between substantial, heavy and rigid MATERIALS and light, soft and colourful VEGETATION. A new dimension for the outdoors, designed and created by merging attention to detail with an innovative approach to materials and textures. The backdrop will be a "carpet" of IL CASONE Pietra Serena Extraforte and Colombino in three finishes: flamed, burnished and sandblasted.

Gardens and Terraces 2010, c/o Giardini Margherita - May 7th-9th, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
07.04.2010 | Events

FUORISALONE 2010. IL CASONE at Superstudio

Three exclusive locations for IL CASONE Pietra Serena during Milan's design week
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Superstudiopiù, Superstudio 13 and the new showroom recently opened in Via Tiraboschi, 8 – these are the three locations in Milan that will be displaying IL CASONE stone during Fuorisalone 2010 from April 13th to April 19th.

Let’s start with the BHC showroom, which will remain open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., displaying a highly select range of materials for surfaces for architects and designers, including IL CASONE stone in a setting conceived and created to meet the specific needs of designers.
BHC, Via Tiraboschi, 8, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Green Fire, an exterior area conceived as an extension of a private, indoor fitness room, came out of the collaboration with the Milan studio, Verde Architettura. The setting forms part of the HOME & SPA DESIGN exhibition and will be created in an area normally used as a car park by Superstudio 13 in Via Forcella, 13.
The rigidity and fundamental structure of Pietra Serena, together with the warmth of the wood, define the dominant character of this space, which showcases a free and innovative way of living in the open air.
A floating floor with a grid of macro strips of Pietra Serena incorporates the most representative and surprising elements of AK-47 design.
The IL CASONE DeckingStone floor system allows dry placement and the completely free use of Pietra Serena slabs, even in areas with irregular dimensions.
With this project, Verde Architettura is seeking to present a new concept of open space to the public of Fuori Salone, rooted in the search for quality in the elements that comprise it, in which the recovery of the natural element in everyday city life is a determining factor.
Superstudio 13, Via Forcella 13
Two settings have been created by the architectural studio UAINOT using Pietra Serena.
On behalf of the Corradi Group, an Italian company operating in the furniture coverings and outdoor furnishings market, UAINOT has created an open-air picnic area in the garden of Superstudio Più to present its latest ideas for 2010. In Via Tortona, 27, an exhibition area of 500 square metres is covered with a Scottish Tartan pattern formed of stone, wood and grass, where alternation and ensemble compose the macro design in imitation of tartan, and where the perpendicular lines become pathways to an encounter with the world of Corradi.
Superstudio Più, via tortona 27

Finally, still inside Superstudio Più: the exclusive location of the Elle Decor Caffé. The store, now in its twentieth year, offers a temporary bar, designed by UAINOT, in a setting revisiting two decades of flair in design.  The exterior area is a terrace, designed for relaxation and taking a break, with an intentionally neutral background surface. The flooring is in IL CASONE Pietra Serena and Colombino, with polished and sanded finishes, chosen to embrace two different shades of grey. An application that confirms the versatility of this material, for which ever more applications in exteriors are being discovered, due to its ability to meet the needs of designers in terms of aesthetics and performance.
Superstudio Più, via tortona 27
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