6 architectural hotspots for the sixth OSS edition. Your ‘must-visit’ guide if you’re in Siracusa during OSS 2019

6 architectural hotspots for the sixth OSS edition. Your ‘must-visit’ guide if you’re in Siracusa during OSS 2019

Collater.al Contributors · 7 months ago · Design

Ortigia, what an incredible and timeless place! Ortigia is the oldest part of the city of Syracuse and one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005, it’s also the super exclusive location of the Ortigia Sound System Festival, one of the best festival in Italy where the Sicilian tradition is mixed with the new contemporary music and club culture. If you have some free time between the sea, beach and good music you must visit this 6 architectural hotspots near Ortigia.

The Sanctuary of Madonna delle Lacrime in Syracuse. 

Designed by Michel Andrault and Pierre Parat and built in 1957, this concrete Basilica is an example of brutalist architecture from the late 1950s. This place is amazing, especially due to the dizzying height of the ecclesiastical structure. The story of the name of the church is very curious: it’s August 29th, 1953 when Antonina Iannuso, freshly married to Angelo and unfortunately blind, stars to see again in front of this Madonna statue that they have in their living room. This Madonna starts to cry in front of Antonina, from there it is said that she will cry for 58 days this is why it’s called “Madonna delle Lacrime”. The statue is now preserved in this church.

basilica ortigia OSS 2019 6 architetture | Collater.al
basilica ortigia OSS 2019 6 architetture | Collater.al
basilica ortigia OSS 2019 6 architetture | Collater.al
basilica ortigia OSS 2019 6 architetture | Collater.al
basilica ortigia OSS 2019 6 architetture | Collater.al
basilica ortigia OSS 2019 6 architetture | Collater.al

The Regional Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi, Syracuse.

Between the end of the 60s and the end of the 80’s Franco Minissi, one of the first and most talented Italian museographic architects, designed the Archeological Regionale Paolo Orsi, a masterpiece perfectly contextualized with the magnificent Sicilian landscape.

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museo ortigia OSS 2019 6 architetture | Collater.al
museo ortigia OSS 2019 6 architetture | Collater.al
museo ortigia OSS 2019 6 architetture | Collater.al

Hangar for airships

If you have time to visit the province of Syracuse you have to go to Augusta where the engineer Antonio Garboli has built these incredible hangars for airships. It’s all concrete, this building made in 1920 was an airship of the aeronautics house.

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hangar ortigia OSS 2019 6 architetture | Collater.al
hangar ortigia OSS 2019 6 architetture | Collater.al
hangar ortigia OSS 2019 6 architetture | Collater.al

Le Ciminiere

Le Ciminiere is a fair complex in Catania made by Giacomo Leone, a great Sicilian post-war architect. There’s also a theater that looks like a stone just came from Etna volcano.

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complesso ortigia OSS 2019 architecture | Collater.al
complesso ortigia OSS 2019 architecture | Collater.al

National Laboratories of the South

Also by Giacomo Leone is the National Laboratories of the South (LNS) of the National Institute of Physics, the union of science and architecture.

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laboratori ortigia OSS 2019 architecture | Collater.al 2

Palazzo Bernini

For people who like abandoned architectures, in Catania there’ s Palazzo Bernini, an unfinished complex in an abandoned state and occupied by homeless, it’s also an area subject of study in the Sicilian architecture Faculty.

Where and when:
Ortigia, Syracuse. (Italy)
24 July – 28 July 2019

Text by Bianca Felicori

6 architectural hotspots for the sixth OSS edition. Your ‘must-visit’ guide if you’re in Siracusa during OSS 2019
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Loghi Maledetti, the Instagram profile that you can’t miss

Loghi Maledetti, the Instagram profile that you can’t miss

Giulia Guido · 7 months ago · Design

Continue our search for Instagram profiles to know absolutely. This is the time for Loghi Maledetti (@important.marketing) which, as often happens, is based on a simple but brilliant idea. 

You just have to go around the street, it takes ten minutes to understand that we are always surrounded by logos, from those of luxury brands to those of cars, from the signs of supermarkets to the labels of soft drinks. Profile administrators take them and modify a letter or a little more, creating new hilarious logos. 

You will find yourself scrolling through their entire page discovering how easy it is to transform “Orogel” into “Orge” or “Nespresso” into “Represso”. 

There is nothing else spoiler, but below you can find our favorites! 

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Kapsimalis Architects and the dream house in an old vineyard

Kapsimalis Architects and the dream house in an old vineyard

Collater.al Contributors · 6 months ago · Design

Kapsimalis Architects operate and implement another architectural modification to the beautiful hills of Santorini. This time the architects have designed a house located in a vineyard in the central part of the island. The house overlooks the sea to the east and Fira, the capital, to the west. As long as it was harmonious with the surrounding landscape, the land was incorporated into the design of the residence for a fabulous result.

To give the illusion of an immaculate environment, the architects cut a part of the land, reworking it as a sort of platform on which all the liveable areas of the house develop. The result is a material volume that imitates the forms of natural erosion of volcanic rocks and traditional caves.

The ground floor, at the level of the surrounding ground, intends to blend in with the landscape. There is a living room and dining room, a kitchen, a double bedroom and a bathroom. From here you enter an outdoor courtyard with a rectangular swimming pool which is on the east side of the house, while the main entrance is on the west side of the ground floor, as well as access to the attic and basement.

The roof itself houses an attic which makes room for an office, from which you can enjoy a spectacular view. A real garden has been created in the roof, which is in perfect harmony with all the surrounding elements, with a small vineyard, the plants and the land itself. Because of its massive nature, the designers have carved vaulted roofs, pyramidal shapes, and slit openings to bring natural light into the spaces of the ground floor.

To counteract the body of the ground floor, the exterior walls were covered with sliding mirror frames, visually removing this part of the building from the context. The play of contrasting materials creates the illusion that the upper floor floats in the air.

Obviously, the colour palette, with which the whole complex was made up, is also inspired by the surrounding environment. The colour of the plaster and ceilings, as well as the industrial concrete floors, imitate the external tones. The walls are clad in natural oak and the furniture blends in with the materiality of the building.

What do you think?

Text by Elisa Scotti

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Digital works by Denis Sheckler aka @pills_for_skills

Digital works by Denis Sheckler aka @pills_for_skills

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Design

Born in 1994, Denis Sheckler is a digital artist from Moscow. His passion began in 2012, when he discovered the world of Photoshop and began to manipulate reality, ordinary and no longer trendy. That’s how he started to make himself known, especially on Instagram, under the name @pills_for_skills

His work always starts with photography, but to make it more attractive and shocking he starts to change its light, colors, exposure until he adds and removes elements at will. 

His favorite subject, or at least the most present in his profile, are the female faces that never lose their sensuality but acquire mystery and, sometimes, strangeness. The elements of water, of the universe, of the sky, of the stars, create a common thread among all his graphics, creating a dialogue between one face and another. 

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The Ibis Styles Sarajevo connects the past and the future

The Ibis Styles Sarajevo connects the past and the future

Giulia Guido · 6 months ago · Design

In recent decades the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina has rediscovered half of tourism, in fact, contrary to what you might think, Sarajevo was not wiped out by the war in Yugoslavia in the 90s. On the contrary, it has managed to get up and has managed to make its multicultural and religious heritage, its architectural beauty and its history in general shine and stand out. One of the fundamental and turning points of this city were the 1984 Winter Olympic Games. It was precisely this event that inspired the design studio MIXD to create the interiors of the Ibis Styles Sarajevo

The hotel has recently opened and has found its space occupying both an existing building and a brand new skyscraper and developing on fifteen floors that house 192 rooms. But the special feature of the Ibis is the common spaces, where everything is connected to the Winter Olympics, from the portrait of the wolf Vućko, the official mascot, above the fireplace, to the illustrations of the Polish Karol Banach. Even the use of materials is not accidental, and so we see rough concrete surfaces that contrast the exposed ceiling, but also with the furniture in handcrafted wood. A real touch of class are the seats made from snowboarding boards hung from the ceiling like swings. 

Discover the Ibis Styles Sarajevo in our gallery.

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Ibis Styles Sarajevo | Collater.al
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Ibis Styles Sarajevo | Collater.al
Ibis Styles Sarajevo | Collater.al
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Ibis Styles Sarajevo | Collater.al
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Ibis Styles Sarajevo | Collater.al
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Ibis Styles Sarajevo | Collater.al
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