a social housing project that fosters a sense of community and offers a wealth of facilities outside the city center. that’s what antonio citterio patricia viel (ACPV) achieves with ‘cascina merlata lot R7/2’ in milan, italy. located in the cascina merlata district of northwestern milan, this latest development forms part of a greater masterplan conceived by ACPV in 2011.
Patricia Urquiola is a Spanish architect based in Milan. She distinguishes herself by her original designs of items and furniture for the finest and most significant international companies. She created the Maia series, one of her most typical works for Kettal, the designer of some of the most emblematic pieces of today’s selection. AD Design Award 2008 for architecture.
Enzo Frateili was an Italian designer born in Rome and active in Milan. Frateili began his professional career in 1955. In the early 50s, he worked at Stile Industrial; in 1962 he was the Italian correspondent to the journal form. His books included Archiektur und Komfort (1967) and Design e Civiltà della Machina (1969). The Instituto di Architettura e Urbanistica published his paper on the theoretical and methodological aspects of problem-solving, Universitá di Trieste. In 1963, he led a seminar, Hochschule für Gestaltung, Ulm.
With Milan design week about to start, we asked designers to name their favourite hangouts in the city. Highlights include a plant-filled gin distillery, a “chocolate factory” and a locomotive factory converted into a gallery. Ceresio 7, nominated by Fabio Novembre Fabio Novembre , who calls Milan his home, nominated a series of his favourite spots.