Small works text by Marco Casamonti

Microarchitecture and minimal habitat
a dialogue with Michele De Lucchi interview by Laura Andreini

letture critiche/critical lectures
Microarchitecture or macrodesignTemporary Italian design for emergency text by Luisa Chimenz
Design multitasking. Boats up against microarchitecture text by Laura Arrighi
Small, smart and safe. Management of space and furnishings in the needs of the elderly. text by Maria Benedetta Spadolini

scenari di architettura/architectural scenario
nARCHITECTS/Carmel Place - text by nARCHITECTS - photos by Iwan Baan, Pablo Enriquez, nARCHITECTS
SsD Architecture/Songpa Micro-Housing - text by SsD Architecture - photo by SsD Architecture
Atelier Tekuto/R·torso·C - text by Atelier Tekuto - photo by Atelier Tekuto, Toshihiro Sobajima, Jérémie Souteyrat
Archea Associati/Rua Harmonia -  text by Emanuele Sommariva - photo by Leonardo Finotti
Block Architects/Lee & Tee House - text by Block Architects - photo by Quang Dam
MVRDV/Casa Kwantes - text by MVRDV - photo by Ossip van Duivenbode
Happy architecture Luca Molinari talks about Cherubino Gambardella
Cherubino Gambardella/Santa Rosa school, Ponticelli, Padre Minozzi school, Matera, Fontanelle primary school, Naples - text by Cherubino Gambardella - photos by Cherubino Gambardella
Rintala Eggertsson Architects/ARK - V&A Summer Exhibition 2010 - text by Rintala Eggertsson Architects - photos by Pasi Aalto
Rintala Eggertsson Architects/ Seljord lookout points - text by Rintala Eggertsson Architects - photo by Dag Jenssen
Snøhetta/Treehotel - text by Snøhetta - photos by Johan Jansson
OH!SOM Architectes/Lookout Tower - text by OH!SOM Architectes - photos by OH!SOM Architectes
Stinessen Arkitektur/Manshausen Island Resort - text by Stinessen Arkitektur - photos by Siggen Stinessen
Schemata Architects/Paco - text by Jo Nagasaka/Schemata Architects - photos by Takumi Ota
OFIS/Winter Cabin - text by OFIS - photos by Janez Martincic
Studio Zero/Giardini Interiori - text by Studio Zero - photos by Studio Zero+Cinzia Maggi

letture critiche/critical lectures
Living the Dream. The Japanese House. Architecture and life from 1945 to the present. text by Carlo Prati

Parva architecture text by Sergio Risaliti - photo by Serge Domingie

microarchitecture bibliographical journey
edited by Aldo De Poli

itinerario contemporaneo/contemporary itinerary
Abu Dhabi / Dubai edited by Sara Dello Scarparo, Martina Germana, Renzo Tolomeo

esiti concorsi/competitions
text by Alessandro Massarente

recensioni mostre e libri/exhibition and book reviews
texts by Aldo De Poli, Federica Arman, Massimiliano Azzolini, Cecilia Bianchi, Monica Bruzzone, Claudio Dolci, Michelle Erta, Gabriele Gardini, Ilaria Morcia, Carmine Piscopo, Elena Ronchi

new media
edited by Monica Bruzzone

Carmel Place

area 151 | microarchitecture

nARCHITECTS designed the exterior and interior spaces of Carmel Place as a repeatable and systemic new paradigm for housing in NYC and other cities with similar housing challenges. Conceived as a…

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

area 151+ | custom-made

The project involved the renovation of four historic buildings on a typical Milanese street whose variety of characteristics and histories affords a distinctive glimpse of the “inner” Milan. The renovations…


area 151 | microarchitecture

“We want a distinctive piece of architecture with exposed concrete finish, and environmentally conscious at the same time.” With these words from the clients, we developed a 100% recyclable concrete…


area 151+ | custom-made

Threefold Architects have completed the new UK headquarters for Airbnb, located in a former warehouse in Clerkenwell, London to provide an inspirational and truly flexible ‘no fixed desks’ workspace that…

Winter Cabin

area 151 | microarchitecture

The challenge is to install real objects, shelters in 1:1 on remote sites and study their response to extreme weather, radical temperature shifts, snow and rugged terrain. The harsh conditions…

area 151+ custom-made

area 151+ | custom-made

presentazione/introduction Custom-made Objects made to measure text by Laura Andreini interviste/interviews Emotional spaces a dialogue with Karim Rashid interview by Laura Andreini Artisans without limits a dialogue with Riva1920 interview by Laura Andreini…

Hotel Barceló Torre de Madrid

area 151+ | custom-made

Steeped in Spanish historical and cultural references, Hayon takes us on a visual journey through Spain’s past, mixing architectural details that evoke Roman arches and rich, jewel like tones and…

Songpa Micro-Housing

area 151 | microarchitecture

The problem of urban density and housing costs is global. As unit types get smaller however, micro-housing has the danger of becoming a provisional housing type with little social value….


area 151 | microarchitecture

Paco is a box of 3m x 3m x 3m cube, with a “lid” on top that opens to a certain angle. It is something between architecture and furniture; too…