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Salewa Headquarters, Bolzano, Italy

Salewa Headquarters, Bolzano, Italy

The Salewa headquarter is formed by a series of multifaceted slabs and towers, including a 50 metre-high structure which when built will be the tallest building in the city. The project combines an electro-coloured micro-perforated aluminium skin which protects the most exposed parts of the building with a large vertical glass covering. The resulting visual effect is that of a rock crystal. The interplay between the thin sheet metal-like pillars and the delicate protective layers frame the façades and underline the contrast between the visible and invisible areas. Situated in a particular geographic location, this complex represents a place of information exchange between the dense web of material and immaterial relations that constitute ...

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Pallethouse

Pallethouse

At the end of 2009, 43.3million people worldwide were forcibly displaced due to conflicts and persecution. This includes 15.2 million refugees and 27.1 million Internal Displaced Persons (IDP-Statistic of UNHCR). Due to the increasing world population, the number of people living in slums is rising as well. Nowadays about 1 billion people worldwide live in slums and the figure is still growing up to 2 billion by 2030 (Statistic of UN-HABITAT).

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Gartenweg - Living in a rural context

Gartenweg - Living in a rural context

"The housing extension "Gartenweg" is an agglomeration of several single buildings which are combined by a clever exploitation of the plots topography. Thereby the complex can offer a much higher density without showing it through a massive structure. The given maximum density of 1,8m³/m² was achieved, but naturally not exceeded. It is essential that each building is linked to the surrounding landscape. With a structure of terraces it is possible to handle the area correctly. The natural hillside runs through this banking on two points and creates an arrangement which seems to be intended yet at the same time naturally grown. There are different relations between architecture and landscape, so the pathways and prospects can be perceived ...

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