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company profile / principal projects


Awards

Main publications

Premio PIDA 2014 Concept Alberghi Piscopo Palace Hotel, second positions

- Raum und wohnen Villa PM, April/May 2014 - The plan - Panorama italiano Villa PM, 2014 - Selection of the latest international design Arpel Store, Primopiano Store, July 2013 - DESIGNing Architecture (Artpower Publishing) Villa GM, Villa PM e Villa T, July 2013 - IOArch n 48 Cacioteca regionale, Villa T, LBG Sicilia, Architrend Office, May/June 2013 - Progetti Nazionale 6 Quid Edizioni S.r.l. Villa T, June 2013 - Masters' Interior Design - Hotel & Bars (JTart Publishing) Pietrenere Resort, March 2013 - Masters' Interior Design - Retail Space (JTart Publishing) Arpel Store, March 2013 - Case & Stili Villa PM, March 2013 - INA International New Architecture Ifengspace Shanghai Villa T, December 2012 - Il progetto della memoria a cura di Mariagrazia Leonardi, December 2012 - ddn n. 188 reallyitalian.it Architettura e Design in Sicilia, Ottobre 2012 - Panorama 3 - Future Arquitecturas Team-Architrend Office, October 2012 - Architetture per l’ospitalità in Sicilia LetteraVentidue Editor 2012 - IoArch Costruzioni e Impianti n.41 Office description, May/June 2012 - Elite Interior Magazine Russian Magazine, Villa GM, 2012 - Archi+Scape! Dopress Books graphic interior architecture Shenyang China Villa GM, 2012 - Villa And New Views Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press Villa PM, 2011 - Home Mag Aheadmedia Beratungs GmbH Wien Villa PM, 2011 - Masterpieces: Villa Architecture + Design BraunPublishing CH Villa PM, 2011 - Wide Angles for Boutique Shops Design Vision International Hong Kong Arpel Store, 2011 - Inside / Outside Office Design II Artpower Publishing Hong Kong Uffici Team-Architrend, 2011 - 1000 x European Architecture BraunPublishing CH Villa PM, 2011 - Progetti & Concorsi del Sole 24 ore Villa GM, July 2011 - Ottagono, Villa GM, June 2011 - Architetture Contemporanee Sicilia, Mancosu editore, February 2011 - Rivista del Vetro, Villa T, February 2011 - L’architetto italiano Mancosu editore, Villa GM, Jenuary-February 2011 - Ville e Casali, Villa T, August 2010 - Edilizia e territorio del Sole 24 ore Office description, June 2010 - I Love Sicilia Villa GB, March 2010 - Progetti & Concorsi del Sole 24 ore Villa T among the 20 best works in 2009, Jenuary 2010 - Design Review Uffici Team-Architrend, December 2009 - CE International Leather Store Dimartino, September 2009 - Bagno e Accessori Interior, August-September 2009 - ItaliArchitettura Utet Editor Villa T, 2009 - Interni Electa Editor Villa T, July-August 2009 - Edilizia e territorio del Sole 24 ore Villa T, May 2009 - Edilizia e territorio del Sole 24 ore Team-Architrend Office, November 2008 - 4A magazine Villa AV, June 2008 - Edilizia e territorio del Sole 24 ore Hotel Villa Carlotta, February 2008 - Edilizia e territorio del Sole 24 ore The enlargement of the Ibleo Garden, March 2007 - Archaedilia Hotel Villa Carlotta, March 2007 - Architettura Contemporanea in Sicilia Corrao Editor, 2007 - Architetti Italiani le nuove generazioni Electa Editor, 2007 - Giornale dell’architettura The enlargement of the Ibleo Garden, JulyAugust 2007 - Rivista Giapponese Hotel Villa Carlotta, November 2007 - Qui Touring Hotel Villa Carlotta, November 2006 - Progetto Hotel Hotel Villa Carlotta, October 2006 - La Repubblica Hotel Villa Carlotta, October 2006 - Archaedilia Residenze Doriana, June 2006 - A10 Doriana Residence e Office Building, December-Jenuary 20042005 - Almanacco di Casabella giovani architetti italiani School Complex, 1999-2000 - 99 Idee Casa Interior, June 2000

I Premio Nazionale di Architettura "Bar e Ristoranti d'Autore” 2014 MAD Magazzini Donnafugata Ristorante Wine Bar, first prize

Premio In-Arch Sicilia Ance 2014 Villa PM, mention

“Concorso di idee per la progettazione di un’ opera laddove sorgeva il chiosco cinese / giardino Bellini, Catania 2012”, second positions

“Gold Medal Architecture Award” Triennale di Milano, Villa GM, selected

“Sistema d’autore Metra 2011” Villa T first prize

“Ance Catania 2011” Villa PM first prize

“Architettura InArch-Ance” 2011 Villa PM selected

“Ance Catania edizione 2010” Renovation S. M. La Nova Church first prize

“G.B. Vaccarini Quadranti di Architettura" 2009 Villa T first prize

“InArch-Ance 2008/2009” Hotel Villa Carlotta selected

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Exhibitions

Contemporary architecture between design and reality

Architects meet in Selinunte_off Sicily 3.0

From over twenty years Architrend Architecture firm, founded by Gaetano Manganello

- Selinunte (TP), Chiesa del Purgatorio, 27-28-29 June 2014

and Carmelo Tumino, is dealing with issues related to the translation of the vision into

Mostra "Omaggio alle città invisibili. Ritratti di Architetture"

reality, pursuing at the same time the willingness to create contemporary architecture.

- Roma, 13 Giugno 15 October 2013

Over time they have handled with different design opportunities, including rehabilitation

XIII Venice Biennial Italian Pavilion

and new construction between the center and the outskirts.

“Architecture Made in Italy” August, 2012

The approach has always aimed to develop recognizable projects, with its own

“Italy Now”

character and its own identity, through the choice to connect the projects to the area,

- Tokio, 2011;

with its material culture and its traditions. In Italy we are increasingly confronting with a

- Toronto-Vancouver, 2012.

strong historicity of the territory in all contexts, from big cities to small towns.

”Architetture per l’ospitalità in Sicilia”

The aim of the design approach comes from the boost given by this cultural

- Ischia, july 2012;

background. Far from influencing traditionalist tendencies, it leads to a clear desire to

- Castelvetrano, March 2012.

be actors of our times, without false submissiveness towards the historical environment.

“Architetture Contemporanee Sicilia”

The respect of our building tradition is reflected in the restoration and enhancement of

- “Architects meet in Selinunte”, March 2011

our monuments, landscapes and natural environments.

- Roma, Casa dell’Architettura March 2011;

The purpose of Architrend Architecture work is the observance of the authenticity of our

- Catania, Palazzo della Cultura July 2011;

historical heritage and at the same time carrying out its enhancement through the

- Trapani, Palazzo della Vicaria October 2011.

design of architecture strictly related with the issues of its being contemporary. Another

“Sicilia-Olanda 2” Galleria EXPA Palermo Dicember 2009.

goal is related to the redemption of blighted areas, commonplace buildings that have

“Darc Sicilia “Città e società del 21° secolo - architetture recenti in

lost our traditions, abandoned suburbs, coastline contaminated by unauthorized

Sicilia”

construction.

- Palermo April 2008;

Our territory has got damaged by fifty years of land speculation, so it needs a huge

- Siracusa Decembre 2009.

restoration project, which should be implemented by a synergies system

“Sicilia Architettura” Chicago, 2007

architects, private and public clients primarily.

“Sicilia-Olanda progetti di architettura contemporanea” Catania,

Nearly all the time our firm has been operated in the Ragusa province, feeling like a

April 2007.

forerunner in the multitude of new interventions which does not take into consideration

“Sicilia architettura 06” Palermo, June 2006 galleria Expa/ INarch

the quality of the architecture but only specific profit.

Sicilia.

Therefore our work is a personal contribution to the revitalisation of the “Ibleo

“Architetti Iblei” Ragusa, 2006

landscape” beauty, with the enhancement of its historical centers and its suburbs.

between

The exhibited presented are situated in a context of extraordinary architectural and landscape value. So they want to put these principles into practice and demonstrate that we can think about contemporary architecture which can restore and enhance historical fabrics and landscapes, without giving up their own identity and recognition.

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CASA NL_NF Duplex building in exposed concrete

Site

Ragusa

Design

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Collaborators

Marco GarfĂŹ Fernando Cutuli

Project

2010

Completed

2014

Materials

Concrete, Glass, Wood

Area

sqm 1,850

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Casa ERNY A villa in front of the sea Site

Marina di Ragusa

Design

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Project

2013

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2014

Area

sqm 584

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facade along the swimming pool

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Casa LS A contemporary villa Site

Ragusa

Design

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Project

2009

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2014

Materials

Stone, Glass

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Casa CFS In the historic center of Ragusa. Interpretations beyond tradition. Site

Ragusa

Design

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Project

2012

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2014

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Casa LR A house surrounded by the landscape Site

Ragusa Ibla

Design

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Project

2010

Completed

2012

Materials

Natural materials, Glass, Stone cladding

Property size

sqm 19.620

Area

ground floor sqm 170 basement sqm 140

Photo

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The house is located on a hill in front of the historical center of Ragusa Ibla. Due to its strategic position it presents a scenic view. The project handled with an existing building recovering it with renovations works. The house develops on a hillside and it is organized in two levels. The first level has the altitude of the street-side entrance and includes the living area divided into a large entrance room with a central staircase that descends to the lower level where there is the sleeping area. Transversely to the entrance there is a large environment which has a cover with laminated wood beams painted white. It is divided between kitchen, living and dining room. The sleeping area consists of three bedrooms with services and a study. All rooms overlook the landscape.

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Villa GM Pavilion suspended Site

Marina di Ragusa

Design

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Collaborators

Patrizia Anfuso Marco GarfĂŹ

Project

2007

Completed

2010

Materials

Steel, Glass, Wood

Area

sqm 1.250

Photo

Moreno Maggi

This villa, like a garden pavilion hung with a spectacular view of the sea, is part of a complex of houses located in Marina di Ragusa, the seafaring village of Ragusa, on a plot of land with beautiful views overlooking the Mediterranean and a stretch of coast in the direction of the island of Malta, distant about sixty miles off, and that in a bright day you can see clearly. The design of the villa derives from the influence exercised by the program of the Case Study Houses (CSH) implemented in the '50s by John Entenza and the magazine he founded "Art & Architecture". The house is more representative of the program is certainly the case study houses of Pierre Koenig's Stahl House, masterfully photographed by Julius Shulman, became an icon of American lifestyle in the famous photo of the living room of the house with the background on the amazing night view of Los Angeles. The position of the batch of the project and the cultural similarities with that program became the essence of contemporary absolutely present after more than fifty years, has determined the main choices that affect the architecture of the house. The villa has an L-shaped ground plan shape, is set around a large swimming pool with sun terrace paved with planks of larch treated with a white primer. The continuity of the interior of the living room and is secured by a glass wall that continues to spread around the perimeter of the house facing the sea view.

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Housing CSH #19 A complex of 19 units located at the edge of a panoramic site that slopes towards the sea. Site

Marina di Ragusa

Design

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Collaborators

Patrizia Anfuso Marco GarfĂŹ

Project

2007

Completed

2010

Materials

Concrete, Glass

Area

sqm 9.744

Photo

Moreno Maggi

The houses are located in Marina di Ragusa at the edge of a panoramic site that slopes towards the sea. It is a complex of 19 units that insist on lots of 500 sqm approx. There are two types of housing: -a duplex with living area on ground floor in direct contact with the garden, and a sleeping area with the bedrooms on the first floor. -the other type involves the entire surface of the accommodation on the ground floor with the living areas in continuity with the garden and sea views. The sloped site has located a terraced arrangement of buildings. Duplex houses along the street are designed as two juxtaposed volumes rotated 90 ° each other and the volume of the first level leaps to the entrance. The succession of these facades looming on the road create an highly abstract composition and very tight rhythm, highlighted by the white walls. Laterally the bedrooms on the first floor overlook a terrace with views towards the sea, which forms the roof of the ground floor living room. The two volumes juxtaposed with L-shaped form, in the area opposite the entrance, a short extension of the living room and kitchen. 2

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The aluminum windows of the rooms are screened by blinds of aluminum slats that slide inside of walls, while the living room and kitchen windows frame views of garden and patio. Some houses have swimming pool with a flooring made of wooden slats as a solarium. The white plastered enclosure walls, the pedestrian gates with white wooden strips, the white plaster, the squared volumes of the houses emphasized by overhanging cornices, help to determinate the architecture of Mediterranean houses at the same time contemporary.

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Villa PM Volumes and spaces used to distinguish architecture Site

Ragusa

Project

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Collaborators

Fernando Cutuli Marco GarfĂŹ

Project

2008

Completed

2010

Materials

Concrete, Glass, Vertical profiles of aluminum, Lava stone

Area

sqm 1.151

Photo

Moreno Maggi

The research project its own identity through the creation of simple volumes and divided between them. The contrast between the large windows and dark surfaces of the ground floor, lava stone, and the white walls of the first floor makes the construction to be suspended and light. At the ground floor windows open onto the garden are opposed to the first floor cantilevered walls consist of sliding panels in vertical profiles of aluminum, which act as a sunscreen, and at the same time clearly characterize the villa. The villa, through its surfaces with sharp contemporary stands out from the building surrounding rigor by establishing an anomaly, a short space. We like to think that our project is not in conflict with the environment and the landscape, but the banal existing building.

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The functions are distributed in a pattern fluid, the large living room has a central patio glass illuminated from above, with a palm tree in the middle: the green led inside the house. The outdoor area of the garden is designed as a natural extension of living inside, some particular points of view are indicated by the palm rest is a smooth surface with grass. The outer fence is made up of a wall covered with slabs of lava blaze eye of partridge, the coating is continuous and about the gate and pedestrian gate on the driveway, making it completely homogeneous

fence line, lifted from the ground through a collection at the base of the wall.

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detail of the southern facades with the balconies screened by sliding sunscreens

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Housing CSH #47 A residential neighborhood Site

Ragusa

Design

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Collaborators

Patrizia Anfuso Fernando Cutuli

Project

2005

Completed

2010

Materials

Concrete, Spray plaster

Area

sqm 28.079

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Villa T Landscape frames Site

Ragusa

Design

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Collaborators

Patrizia Anfuso Fernando Cutuli

Project

2005

Completed

2007

Materials

Concrete, Glass, Stone

Area

sqm 13.000 ground floor sqm 130 basement sqm 180

Photo

Umberto Agnello

Awards

1° Prize Contemporary Architecture in Sicily “G.B. Vaccarini 2009”

The context is agricultural, a plateau with sandstone walls to divide the various portions of property. Once marked by the productive outposts of the “masserie”, farms with cultivated fields and cattle, today the Ibleo territory has changed its look. Instead of scattered farmhouses, isolated and divided by farmlands, construction has gradually filled spaces, erasing the network of isolated architectural complexes gathered around courtyards, like ‘pacific forts’. Nevertheless, the site of this project has partially conserved that precious idea of ‘isolation’, and the whole design comes to grips with this context, constructing a direct relationship with the landscape, faced openly on two sides, while emerging from it thanks to an eloquent contemporary design. The program of the compositional process is that of a large single-family house, alone at the center of a meadow, bordered by the free, linear horizon of the plateau. Here, in the midst of the grassy terrain, treated as virgin land for construction, the architecture stands out clearly as a complete entity with definite limits. But its borders are not ‘introverted’, they are open to visual enjoyment of the outside world, through the creation of outdoor living spaces, rooms without walls that become parts of the overall solution.

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The relationship with the context and the sequence of the three stacked floors relies on a sort of continuous architectural ribbon that reinterprets the flavor of the Mediterranean home, developing, bending to form rooms and the roof, outdoor zones raised from the meadow like platforms, porticos and overhangs, balconies and terraces. A solid facade clad in stone, to the north, is flanked by the harmonious antithesis of the southern and eastern facades, fully glazed and open to the greenery. They reveal the two-storey height of the living area, with the mono-beam staircase leading to the first floor, containing a studio zone and a bedroom.

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The daytime area is joined to the kitchen, located in the lower volume, while the luminous living and dining area emphasizes the double height of the construction, with its large pitched roof. The master bedroom zone with bath and closet is located behind the living area.

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The sequence living-dining-kitchen encounters two outdoor spaces: on one side, facing the living room, a terrace at ground level connects to a recessed patio faced by the underground spaces, with two bedrooms and a den, shaded for cool comfort. Behind the kitchen, connected by a fullheight glazing, an external portico is like a room without walls, open to the surrounding lawn.

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The white stucco and stone facings that wrap the forceful geometric design, highlighted by a red floor marker that interrupts the high corner glazing, the planes that combine, in a dynamic way, around the sloping roof, reveal the pursuit of a ‘possible Mediterranean style’ that pays attention to local history, but without copying, ready for experimentation with new possibilities.

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Cacioteca Research laboratories and educational auditorium Site

Ragusa Ibla

Design team

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Co-Design team

Dott. Agr. Vincenzo Firullo Ing. Salvatore Campo

Collaborators

Arch. Silvio Cubisino Patrizia Anfuso Geom. Fernando Cutuli Geom. Giampiero Cicero

Project

2006

Completed

2012

Materials

Steel, Glass, Concrete

Photo

Umberto Agnello

Awards

Selected for the “XIII Venice Biennial”, Italian Pavillon

The Regional “Cacioteca” aims to produce and gather, in this special structure, the principal traditional cheeses of Sicily, as well as national and international cheeses of particular interest. The design of the Regional “Cacioteca” has as its objective the realization of an avant-garde structure that enhances regional dairy products. The “Cacioteca” is a building with reinforced concrete structure, partially basement. The plan is characterized by organic shapes that define a large "cave" underground; it’s made of a single material: concrete. This space is lighted by windows placed on a cut of the main facade. The project defines a contemporary architecture in relationship and continuity with the surrounding landscape and with the existing building, a restored nineteenth-century manor farm.

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S. Maria La Nova Reuse of new areas whole of the facade of a church of ‘700 (UNESCO heritage site) Site

Scicli (RG)

Design team

Architrend Architecture Ing. Ignazio Stancanelli

Collaborators

Patrizia Anfuso Fernando Cutuli

Project

2004

Completed

2006

Awards

1°Prize “Ance Catania 2010” Renovation S.M. La Nova Church

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Extension of Ibleo Garden In the historic center of Ragusa Ibla, UNESCO heritage site. Iron and glass overlooking the landscape. Site

Ragusa Ibla

Design team

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Co-design team

Arch. D.Bartolotta Ing. M.Tumino

Project

2002-2004

Completed

2007

Materials

Stone, Steel, Glass

Area

sqm 1.890

Photo

Umberto Agnello

The enlargement of the Ibleo Garden, a public park, is located in the historical centre of Ragusa Ibla (declared a World Heritage Site in 2003). In this area a complex of buildings was built in the 50's to contain an electricity station, abandoned in the 80's. The project is the completion of a single and unified project involving two adjacent areas: the area of pine forest and the area of the former electricity station. The two projects are a complex where contemporary architecture holds a close dialogue with the reality, stimulating a system that retrieves a space lost by the construction of the plant. The large courtyard, also called "square of the sculptures", is the most important core of the project and it is conceived as a space for meeting and exhibition of outdoor sculptures. An architectural linear system gravitates around the court and characterizes this; a building housing is located on the west side, leaning against the existing homes and housing the new toilets and a tourist information office.

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In the north, a wall covered in limestone supports a long walkway made of steel and glass, framing three large openings on the archaeological excavations and on the S. Leonardo valley. The bar, a small building, concludes the architectural linear system. All the new accommodation consists of an rigorous architecture and spatially accomplished; the system of paths, both on land and suspanded, allows the total use of the space and the perception of new and always different views. In this context, the Contemporary Architecture is not self-referential, but rather arises from the places, from the existing to be enhanced (the portico of St. Vincent church), from the potential to develop in relation with the urban fabric, from the perception of traditional materials mixed with the contemporary ones, following an idea of balance and sensitivity.

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IPSIA SCHOOL A new school for art and crafts Site

Ragusa

Design team

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino Arch. Giovanni Rizza

Co-design team

Ing. Giovanni Solarino Ing. Sebastiano Valvo

Project

1992-1993

Completed

1997-1999

Area

sqm 17,000

Photo

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Showroom CH A new exhibition space as a large window on the landscape Site

Comiso (RG)

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Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Project

2009

Completed

2014

Photo

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Architrend Office The minimum form takes maximum effect Site

Ragusa

Design

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Collaborators

Patrizia Anfuso Fernando Cutuli Marco GarfĂŹ

Project

2005-2008

Completed

2008

Materials

Concrete, Steel, Glass

Area

sqm 5.000 first floor sqm 500 ground floor sqm 500 basement sqm 1200

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Umberto Agnello

Made of reinforced concrete and covered in glass, this building a strong character tends to get minimal, with the least formal means, the ultimate functional outcome. The project is located in an area of urban sprawl on the outskirts of Ragusa. The building has a large frame on the first floor, concrete-face view of 50 cm height, placed flush with the external shock defines the volume of the first floor, creating a gap with the glass facades of the ground floor. Wide overhangs to protect the entire perimeter of the building's windows from the sun, the curtain walls are made of aluminum frames with thermal and solar control double glazing with argon gas, along with a system of exterior blinds in aluminum slats, electrically adjustable , maximizing the contribution of solar radiation. A system made up of photovoltaic panels, installed in an open area of the lot, by the power of 50KW, fully complies with the building's energy requirements. All system components are managed by the building of a Vantage home automation system that acts on the sensors for the lights inside and outside, on the opening or closing the curtains to adjust the intensity of daylight and the alarm system. The water of rainfall collected from roofs is collected in a special reserve and reused for irrigation of green.

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main elevation

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nocturnal view of the office

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nocturnal view of the office from south

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detail of the astern facade with the external stair for access to the office

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Villa Carlotta hotel

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Conservation and reuse of the rural building Site

Ragusa

Design

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Collaborators

Patrizia Anfuso Fernando Cutuli

Project

2003

Completed

2005

Materials

Stone, Steel, Glass, Wood

Area

sqm 13.620

Photo

Umberto Agnello

The architectural project articulates the space in response to various demands: relating with the urban context, dialoguing with the various bodies of the building, acting as a filter between indoors and outdoors, responding to the need for living comfort, etc. The direction of the space relates man with the building with the aim of generating places that improve the quality of life. A banal assumption for all designers, but it is precisely for its complex simplicity that there are few examples in which this theoretic base has become an excellent project, without falling into the banal or the paternalist. Amongst the successful projects there is the Hotel Villa Carlotta, where the dialectic rapport between the re-use of a historical building and the construction of a new hall is the dominating theme in the rapport between man and residence. The intervention is configured into two autonomous though closely correlated parts, the first oncerns the recovery and functional adaptation of a late 1800's rural building into a hotel with courtyard, the second concerning the relation of the garden with swimming pool. The project saw a series of interventions that, whilst maintaining the historical characteristics of the building, also implement its transformation and conservation. The height of the existing rooms allowed for distribution over two levels connected by a double height hall, made of steel structure with glass walls, a contemporary element in relation with the pre-existing ones. On the ground floor is the reception with staircase leading to the second floor, the restaurant, eleven rooms and seven Junior suites, whilst on the second floor there is a mezzanine hall, six rooms and a suite. The restaurant inside the steel and glass structure with exposed beams in plywood faces onto the large garden with pool, opening itself up to the territory. The works are characterised by the use of natural materials placed in relation with the traditional materials present in the old rural building. A purposefully declared materiaI dialogue that gives a late 1800's faรงade to the iron and glass volume, making it the pivot between the recovery and new construction.

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ground floor

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view of the glazing of the restaurant

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nocturnal view of the external space

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detail of the glazing of the restaurant

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Villa Carlotta Hotel seen from the garden

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MAD Magazzini Donnafugata In the historic center of Ragusa Ibla, UNESCO heritage sites. A café-restaurant that reinterprets the elements of the past in a contemporary spaces. Site

Ragusa Ibla

Design

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Collaborators

Fernando Cutuli Marco Garfì

Project

2013

Completed

2014

Materials

Raw sheet metal, Wood, Concrete, Glass

Photo

Giorgio Biazzo

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plan

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view of the café

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detail of the access to the restaurant

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view of the entrance zone and restaurant’s wine cellar

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Arpel Store A new shop with concrete walls Site

Ragusa

Design

Architrend Architecture Arch. Gaetano Manganello Arch. Carmelo Tumino

Collaborators

Fernando Cutuli Marco GarfĂŹ

Project

2010

Completed

2010

Materials

Concrete, Glass

Area store

sqm 420

Area warehouse

sqm 245

Photo

Moreno Maggi

Located in a shopping street between the center and the periphery of this large store is a typical architectural approach to the subject of construction of interior spaces for sale. We then designed a device architecture, a real building that fits on the ground floor of a ten-storey building, featuring external façade through the use of large windows placed without interruption for the both the prospects of the store. Overall, a store that creates a contrast between raw material and components such as wooden floors and concrete walls and items such as finished and polished furniture in white lacquered wood and glass plates ultralight. Also picked up a contrast between the straight elements of the walls and windows and furniture and curved elements that are woven into the ceiling. But the contrast greater than we wanted to introduce what has been created between the severity of the cementitious material and durability of concrete walls and the portal and the idea of the ephemeral store, space durable, more props than architecture. Otherwise, at this store we wanted to create more interior architecture and decoration, our goal has been to the store to ensure a long life, which can remain current with the years.

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ground floor

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dynamic sequence of the different chromatic and lighting effect

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detail of the access to the store

5,6. views and detail of the ceiling curved blades, illuminated with LED strips

Looking up to the top, you will be amazed by a fluid mass of bright blades that intersect, this tangle of lines breaks the predominance of the straight line by introducing the suppleness of the curve, that curve is so dear to Niemeyer "the curve of the mountains of my country the body of the woman I love, of rivers." In addition to characterizing the store strongly curved blades, illuminated with LED strip, are intended to visually unify the various areas of the shop, introducing into a dynamic and fast game.

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