Prato Lofts / MDU Architetti

first_img Area:  703 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs ArchDaily 2008 Prato Lofts / MDU Architetti Prato Lofts / MDU ArchitettiSave this projectSavePrato Lofts / MDU ArchitettiSave this picture!© Pietro SavorelliLoft, Adaptive Reuse•Prato, Italy Photographs:  Pietro Savorelli+ 30 Share Loft “COPY” “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: MDU Architetti Area Area of this architecture project Year:  Projects Italy CopyText description provided by the architects. The Prato Lofts, designed by mdu architetti, deals with the transformation of a warehouse of the second half of XX century located in Prato, Tuscany, in Italy. The building is located in a unique urban tissue of the city of Prato, that was perfectly described by Bernardo Secchi with the word mixitè, that is made of small houses, industrial buildings, open spaces with spontaneous activities of urban agricolture.Save this picture!© Pietro SavorelliRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildThe city of Prato is one of the largest industrial district for textile production worldwide. Starting from the eighties of XX century Prato has undergone into a deep transformation of its traditional models of production, like many other eurpean cities. The public debate was concentrated on defining appropriate strategies in order to redefine the relationships between industrial and residential zones. The answer to this debate led to a simplified approach based on the removal of the industrial buildings towards the outskirts of the city and their substitution with residential condominiums.Save this picture!© Pietro SavorelliThe Prato Lofts project first of all deals with the dynamics of transformation of the contemporary city, adopting a cultural attitude that promotes the themes of temporal stratification, urban “melting pot”, architecture of the city conceived as accumulation: metamorphosis versus replacement.Save this picture!© Pietro SavorelliThe new facade clearly explicits the metamorphosis  of the existing building: a wall made of pigmented conctete is clearly pronounced by the presence of a series of vertical cut that lead to small entry courts.  Each loft exploits the specific spatial and constructive elements of the existing building, generating informal spaces for life in wich contemporary issues are related to the former industrial past of the building. Save this picture!© Pietro SavorelliThe XIII century walls of the city of Prato are the main conceptual reference: a stone defensive wall that it’s only apparently impenetrable and that conceals an inner world made of life and dreams. The project for the Prato Lofts, like the defensive walls, hides and protects everyday domestic life and at the same time stimulates multiple relations among the inhabitants and the natural elements. Besides the horizontal enclosure towards the city, on the opposite the interiors are based on a refined vertical openness towards the sky: the skylights, the internal courts, the wide terraces on the upper floor generate open and well-lighted places of living, deeply connected to the variations of the sky.Save this picture!© Pietro SavorelliThe house becomes a precious crystal, that is “dirtied” by human life at the same time. The project for the Prato Lofts tries to synthesize the mysterious and fascinating message that architecture, according to Gio Ponti, should transmit: “[…] beautiful like a crystall, but hollowed like a grotto full of stalactites. It’s a crystall when it’s beautiful, simple, but it has man inside, devil of Cartesio: but it’s so human” (Gio Ponti).Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Trade Fair Building Winning Proposal / Mario Corea ArquitecturaArticlesNew United States Courthouse Competition Entry / NBBJArticlesProject locationAddress:Prato, Province of Prato, ItalyLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share CopyAbout this officeMDU ArchitettiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingLoftRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseDabasPratoHousingRefurbishment3D ModelingItalyPublished on December 28, 2012Cite: “Prato Lofts / MDU Architetti” 28 Dec 2012. 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Coronavirus: State of Emergency issued for Palm Beach County

first_imgPalm Beach County has been placed under a state of emergency due to the Coronavirus.The announcement was made Friday afternoon during a press conference with several top officials.According to Mayor Dave Kerner, while there are only two declared cases of the coronavirus in Palm Beach County, declaring a state of emergency will allow for much-needed government funding so that the city can hire more workers to administer testing for the virus among other concerns.Mayor Kerner also urged residents not to panic but to be more diligent about their personal health:“This state of emergency should not change anything in your life except to pay more attention to what’s going on, to be diligent in watching out for your personal health, and being even more concerned about not interacting unnecessarily or unscreened with vulnerable members of our community, i.e. those that are 65 years of age or older.”So far 47 people in Florida have contracted the virus and at least two people have died from it.The school district for Palm Beach County has made the decision to close public schools for two weeks starting on Monday. The Miami-dade school district is expected to make an announcement regarding their decision at 3:00 pm.While many public and government facilities have been shut down or are not operating at full capacity, Elections will continue to take place. Early voting ends Saturday.This is a developing story.last_img read more

Wanamaker leads No. 5 Pitt past Rhode Island 83-75

first_imgEARLY SEASON TEST—Pittsburgh’s Brad Wannamaker, left, goes around Rhode Island’s Ben Eaves to score in the first half Nov. 8, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Pitt ended a sluggish first half in the 2K Sports Classic opener by scoring nine consecutive points over the final 1:21 after Rhode Island went ahead 36-28. The Panthers then wore down Rhode Island with their size, defense and the experienced play of the backcourt of Gibbs and Wanamaker to offset the Rams’ 14 3-pointers.Delroy James scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half for Rhode Island, which trailed 76-74 with 1:41 to play before Pitt finished it off by making seven of eight free throws.“There’s a reason why teams don’t want to play them, especially on Nov. 8,” Dixon said. “You don’t want your first game to be against a team that presses and shoots 3s. They made some tough 3s and kept the game close, but we made free throws and got baskets when we needed to get them.”Pitt won its 14th consecutive season opener, eight under Dixon, and its 48th straight at home against a non-conference opponent. Gilbert Brown added 10 points and redshirt freshman Talib Zanna, starting for the injured Nasir Robinson, had nine points and 11 rebounds in his first college game.Akeem Richmond scored 16 points and Nikola Malesevic had 13 for Rhode Island, which lost despite making 14 of 31 from 3-point range to Pitt’s 3 of 16. The Rams, outrebounded 45-32, lost their 23rd straight to a ranked opponent and still haven’t beaten a Top 5 team in 12 years.Pitt knew Rhode Island wouldn’t be the usual rollover opponent that many ranked teams play in their opener, and the Rams—26-10 last season while reaching the NIT semifinals—weren’t as their uptempo style and pressure defense kept it close.“This felt like a tournament game,” Wanamaker said. “It was intense, and usually you don’t play a team this good in the first game. But I think it will help us.”The Rams’ biggest lead came on Will Martell’s basket 90 seconds before halftime but, right about then, Pitt began showing why it hasn’t won fewer than 25 games each of the last five seasons.“We wanted to take it right at them but, sometimes, that comes with the territory,” Rhode Island coach Jim Baron said of the momentum-shifting run.Gibbs converted a three-point play ahead of Wanamaker’s layup. Lamar Patterson’s first career basket, a dunk off Wanamaker’s feed, gave the Panthers a 37-36 halftime lead.“We started making layups,” Dixon said. “We charted that we missed nine layups in the first half. From that point on, we made them.”Still, Pitt — with four returning starters from its surprising 25-9 team of last season — never led by as many as three points until Gibbs’ steal and drive with 15:08 remaining made it 48-45. The teams traded leads nine times early in the second half, with Rhode Island’s final lead coming at 50-48 after James made two free throws and one of his five 3-pointers. Travon Woodall’s free throw gave the Panthers the lead for good at 54-53, and they opened leads of as many as eight before two late 3-pointers by James made it close.“You’ve got to take what they’re giving you, and they were giving us the 3,” said James, who was recruited to Rhode Island by new Pitt assistant Pat Skerry.Dixon likes playing early season exempt tournaments because they give his team extra games during a time they normally would be practicing. But they can create matchups that the coaches of highly ranked teams generally prefer to avoid early in a season; in 2003, Pitt had to rally to avoid losing to Georgetown, Ky., of the NAIA in an exempt tournament.Pitt was guaranteed of playing in the tournament’s semifinals Nov. 18 in New York even before playing Rhode Island. The Panthers play Illinois-Chicago in their second home game of the event Wednesday. by Alan RobinsonAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP)—All summer, his fellow coaches asked Pitt’s Jamie Dixon why he agreed to play an opponent like Rhode Island in the season opener. For most of Monday night’s game, Dixon was asking himself the same question.Brad Wanamaker scored 24 points, Ashton Gibbs had 22 and No. 5 Pittsburgh survived an upset scare in the nation’s first Division I game of the season, rallying from eight points down to beat the Rams 83-75.last_img read more