The exhibition “living the city” is hosted in the heart of the city of Bergamo, in the historic building Palazzo della Ragione, the oldest town hall in Italy, built at the end of the twelfth century on Piazza Vecchia.
The building’s main hall, Sala delle Capriate, is an ancient assembly hall where the city’s jurors gathered to make laws. The room is 16 meters wide and 18 meters long, with no internal Read the rest of this entry »
Tem, the new highway on the east of Milan, has been inaugurated.
The 1.000 oaks trees plantation project made by Laboratorio Permanente is started!
30.000 Oxigen every day will contribute to reduce the new highway pollution.
Place / Moscow - Russia Year / 2014 - 2015 Type / Showroom and cafè Status / In progress
On the west side of Moscow, along the Moskva river, old villages and new settlements are dipped in a beautiful landscape where dark forests come in succession with wide clearings. Read the rest of this entry »
Place / Milan - Italy Year / 2014 - 2015 Type / Cultural multifunctional facilities Status / In progress
Laboratorio Permanente is working on the renovation of an early XX century Milanese building.
As this structure will accommodate different cultural activities, the aim is to make these spaces as adaptable as possible.
The concept indeed wants to underline and amplify the features and peculiarities of each room. They will be a sequence of locations, different in geometry, natural or artificial light, materials and colours, and will form an architectural promenade along the whole building.
Place / Reggio Emilia, Italy Year / 2014 Type / Urban research for Biennale Architettura Venezia 2014 Status / Completed
The landscape has no rear.
The ambiguity of Mediopadana Station and the birth of a potential landscape.
Big infrastructures generate areas of exclusion, backgrounds seen through the windows of the means of transportation that pass through them, bubbles of emptiness between exits, between stops.
Place / Moscow, Russia Year / December 2013 Type / Conference set up Status / Built
Set within Gorky Park’s Shigeru Ban building, winner of the Pritzker Price 2014, the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture commissions Laboratorio Permanente and Ekaterina Golovatyuk the temporary set up of a conference room and bar.
The main concept of the design is to create an artificial landscape that generates two different spaces: the stage in front and the bar in the back.
The upper balcony is the in-betweener that joins the two areas below. The goal is to create a flexible space for performance artists that were the real clients of the space.
Place / Correggio Emilia, Italy Year / 2012 - 2013 Type / Education Status / Built
The Covered Garden is the extension of a private kindergarten, the result of the donation of the Recordati family, in Correggio Emilia in the province of Reggio Emilia, a region that has turned innovation in the relationship between didactics and architecture into a trademark.
Project / The covered garden Article title / Living inconvenient places Author / Chandra Livia Candiani Year / September October 2013
“This space is much more than a physical extension, and it can contain much more than that marked out by its own boundaries – it is a space of potential and capacity”
These words by Marco Biraghi describe the “unexpected” in architecture and are the prologue to the article about the Covered Garden in Correggio, a project of a kindergarten by Laboratorio Permanente – Abitare Magazine No. 535.