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Uffizi Gallery in Florence


If you are planning a trip to Florence, you will be amazed how many things you will want to do and see in this city. It is going to be difficult to decide either to start with the Brunelleschi’s Dome, Ponte Vecchio, a huge dish of fiorentina steak or the Uffizi Gallery. Yes, Uffizi! And you cannot skip this latter one because we all love and need the outstanding Italian art.

The Best of Venice Biennale 2016

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If you still haven’t visit the 15th Venice Biennale, you are running out of time. Only few days left before the world’s most important 6-month long architectural exhibition will end. Open since May, 28, it has been a great venue to see and get inspired. Missed it?

“Home at Arsenale” at the Slovenian Pavilion in Venice

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After having spent some time with your head in the clouds at the Swiss Pavilion, spying on Japanese tiny houses and getting dazzled under the artificial sunrays of Lightscapes, don’t forget to feel right at home in the Slovenian Pavilion at the 15th annual Venice Architecture Biennale.

Visual Deception: Lightscapes at Venice Biennale 2016

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Would you ever believe that somebody could drill a hole in the centuries-old roof of Venice Biennale’s Arsenale in order to host a temporary installation? No way! And yet the stunning Lightscapes set up and its solar rays seeping through the ceiling are somehow there and sending a very strong message.

Spying Japanese Lifestyles at the Venice Biennale

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Japan’s national participation at “Reporting From The Front” in Venice looks as an out of scale built tiny town showcasing some of the most intriguing architectural designs recently realized in the country. Semi-public shared space is the key feature of each project.

Breathtaking Swiss Cloud at Venice Biennale

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This year Venice Biennale brings you to cloud nine. Literally!

Back to the Future of Stone Engineering: Armadillo Vault at the Venice Biennale

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Can you imagine a vault made of rock that stands strong without any mortar? If not, than go to Venice Biennale’s incredible installation known as Armadillo Vault, developed by ETH Zurich holds hundreds of limestone slabs with no glue.

Step in the Italian Rooms: “Stanze” at La Triennale di Milano

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Have you ever thought about a perfect place to live in? Contemporary Italian architects constantly search for the answer trying to imagine a domestic environment that would fully meet modern lifestyles and one’s individual expectation.

One Hundred Tons of Waste for the Venice Biennale

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Did you know that the introductory rooms of the 2016 Biennale Architettura were built with 100 tons of material generated by the dismantling of the previous Biennale? 10,000 sq.m of plaster board and 14 km of metal studs: this is what the visitor will see stepping inside of Biennale’s Arsenale hall this year.

Please Touch: City After the City at La Triennale di Milano

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How often did you hear that we are not supposed to touch anything in a museum? Do not do this, do not do that, just keep away, observe and do it in silence. Well, this is something you won’t hear visiting “City After the City” exhibition at La Triennale di Milano held at the former Expo Milan 2015 area.