Evento Cobaty Iternational 30 GIUGNO 2023.

Venerdì 30 giungo 2023 il Convegno Cobaty dal titolo “La qualità delle costruzioni alla luce delle diverse nuove normative”, presso la sede di Assimpredil/ANCE in via San Maurilio a Milano.  Nel rispetto dello spirito che anima l’Associazione interprofessionale, internazionale – Cobaty – con lo scopo di condividere esperienze delle differenti competenze per costruire una professionalità più completa,  questo evento vuole essere un momento di discussione e confronto, fra diversi professionisti  e tecnici, per scambiarsi esperienze al fine di dare una visione più completa nell’approccio del costruire, dall’ideazione fino alla realizzazione e messa in esercizio ed oltre. L’obiettivo della mattinata di lavori, tuttavia, non è di spiegare norme, leggi peculiari, direttive, ma invece, quello di dare, a diverse professioni e imprese, l’opportunità  di raccontare, seppure succintamente, le proprie posizioni tra miti e realtà, imbarazzi e preoccupazioni e di scoprire poi alla fine che senza una visione globale e interprofessionale si fa molta più fatica, perché si dovrà rincorrere argomenti di cui non si era tenuto conto nella convinzione, anche comprensibile, di essere del tutto competenti nel proprio campo. Una metodologia di approccio alla progettazione si impone, non una metodologia nuova, ma una più articolata di prima, generata dalle molteplici innovazioni e specialità che sono nate o sono state introdotte. Avere la capacità di ben interpretare e seguire le norme mette il professionista nella condizione di selezionare il mondo con cui confrontarsi e di avere un buon supporto per dare garanzie di qualità all’utente finale, fermo restando che la miglior garanzia è il lavoro eseguito con coscienza e rigore. Un esempio per tutti è il momento in cui le norme sono pensate e varate alla Unione Europea, da cui poi discendono le norme nazionali; lì è il posto e il momento dove per primo è importante far sentire e fornire l’apporto di esperienza e capacità propositiva nel confronto con i funzionari che redigono le norme e così a cascata nei vari ambiti normativi. Molte prestigiose figure e professionisti hanno animato il dibattito e patrocinato l’evento. A partire dell’Ordine degli Architetti di Milano, l’Ordine degli Ingegneri di Milano e anche Monza e Brianza, il Politecnico di Milano;  AREL (Associazione Real Estate Ladies), ASPESI, FIABCI e AQC. Media partners ioArch, reFrame e PPAN.

TIME SPACE EXISTENCE Exhibition Venice Architecture Biennale 2023.

20/05 – 26/11 Palazzo Bembo – Stanza 15

At the exhibition and in the official catalog of “Time Space Existence 2023”, there will be reFRAME Magazine as Main sponsor, media partner and media event of the UPA – Urbanism Planning Architecture installation by architect Paolo Lettieri, invited to exhibit in this edition. The design approach based on the – Genius Loci -, on the culture of the place and of who will use the buildings, are the two main aspects that have characterized the architecture of UPA over the years. “Designing according to the culture of the place” means identifying with the territory by analyzing and studying it in depth. The place as an added value of the realization is the perspective that UPA offers on the markets in which it operates. A discrete and integrated vision which nevertheless does not give up on innovation and above all looks at the evolution of the place in the future, anticipating trends, messages and new needs. Not only that, a special thematic Event-meeting will be organized on 10 November in which reFRAME Events will involve all Project partners, professionals, architects and companies in the supply chain to get to know each other and discuss each other in a properly constructive dialogue of ideas and experiences. The role of reFRAME Magazine at the prestigious event in Venice, for the entire duration of the Biennale, confirms the will to disseminate the major events in the sector from a cultural point of view. According to the vision of reFRAME Magazine, communicating must never be taken for granted and trivial but first of all it must be experienced in the first person, thus also including the experience to be shared with one’s readers. For reFRAME, the International Architecture Biennale means all of this, talking about projects to enlightened intellectuals and not only to insiders from a technical point of view but rather from a more courtly and visionary approach that knows how to convey news but also emotion and involvement of interest .

Behind the impossible: giving value to the invisible

For the first time, BUROMILAN exhibits its work to the general public, made up of creativity, competence and innovation to design seemingly impossible works with the most audacious architects on the world scene. BUROMILAN is an engineering company with over 40 years of experience in the design of civil, commercial, industrial and infrastructural works, both public and private. Some of BUROMILAN’s most iconic projects on display, to tell its soul. A collection of drawings, images, samples and structural models, exhibited to the public for the first time. Prototypes, details and materials that have led to the creation of seemingly impossible projects. A journey of over forty years, in dozens of countries, to discover hospitals, museums, bridges. A path in search of innovative techniques and technologies. A passionate tale of knowledge. BEHIND THE IMPOSSIBLE exhibited in the Isola district at the Eugenia Napoleonic Foundry, in via Thaon di Revel 21.

The first Metaverse of JCP Universe: Project by the artist Eliseo H. Zubiri

The revolutionary design brand expands into the virtual world through the construction of a metaverse and the creation of furniture products in the form of NFTs, with the collaboration of a multifaceted digital artist. From the creative vision of Zubiri – digital artist, director, designer and musician, whose artistic passion is deeply linked to cinema and contemporary culture – and with the creative direction of CTRLZAK Studio, the JCP Metaverse is a proprietary metaverse implemented on Web 3.0 which gives shape to the visual, narrative and semantic imagery of the brand. JCP Universe simultaneously presents an NFT collection dedicated to 15 symbolic objects of its evolution. Freed from the constraints of matter, the brand’s artifacts digitize and come alive, revealing their profound nature. “The world is divided into three different areas. The first is volcanic and represents the origins of the planet: the force of nature in its purest essence. Then there is an arid desert, where organic shapes are transformed into interior design objects. Inspired by the models we find in nature – such as the structures of bones, mushrooms or corals – these shapes also recall ruins, signs of a civilization that disappeared over time. The third space contains the only vegetation present in this world: a few trees and species of mushrooms that have managed to resist the harsh, dry climate. There is also a luminescent insect that has evolved by adapting to the climate. Thanks to the special energy transmitted by this place, a small ecosystem is born, which becomes the perfect medium for connect with the energetic properties of each tree and rock.”

glo™ for art presents “Dry days, Tropical Nights” by Agostino Iacurci

A colorful and majestic installation that will wrap around the imposing tower in Largo Treves, in the heart of the Brera Design District. gloTM, the BAT Italia brand for heated tobacco devices, brings the gloTM for art artistic project to the Brera Design District together with Agostino Iacurci and his work Dry Days, Tropical Nights. A large installation that wraps around the tower in Largo Treves, which is about to be demolished. The last precious opportunity for the public, therefore, to cross the threshold of the historic building in Brera and experience the artistic experience in their own way. Iacurci’s intervention comes to life from the external facade and then continues inside in a space that will envelop visitors in a show of colors and lights, inviting the viewer to look to the future of the planet and of humanity and to rethink a better future. all together.


Milan, 30 March 2023 – The Assembly of Members of the National Council of Shopping Centers (CNCC), which met today in ordinary session, unanimously elected Roberto Zoia as President for the three-year period 2023-2026. Roberto Zoia, confirmed President of the CNCC, commented: “I thank all the members of the CNCC for the trust in my work and for being an active part of this Association, stimulating its growth and potential. And this is also an opportunity to thank the team of excellent professionals who, together with me, are committed every day to boosting our industry. Among these, I would like to underline the invaluable support of Luca Lucaroni, of the Executive Committee and the hard work of our Commissions which help to generate ever new opportunities for discussion and visibility, providing ideas and essential content to position us as a point of reference in the sector. I am honored to lead the CNCC again for the next three years and, at the same time, I am aware that the commitment of all of us will continue to be fundamental in facing the new challenges which, after the difficult moments of the pandemic, have already presented themselves in the form of rapid growth of inflation and the energy crisis. It is therefore essential to keep our priorities in focus with a view to the green and digital transition, to continue to promote a constructive and ongoing dialogue with public and private stakeholders and, above all, to commit ourselves all to enhancing the contribution that our industry can make to the country’s economic growth”.


One of the greatest contemporary architects among the best known in the world, Arata Isozaki, winner of the Pritzker Prize in 2019, the most important international recognition for architecture, passed away on December 29, 2022, at the age of 91. He began working with Kenzo Tange, also winner of a Pritzker Prize in 1987. Designer, theorist and urban planner, he was an interpreter of the fusion of several currents, with an emblematic approach of interpretation and enhancement of the territory and the context in which to erect new structures . It was “the emptiness of architecture”, the shocking effect of the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced as a teenager that inspired him. Its architecture is heterogeneous, and has created a charismatic bridge between Eastern and Western traditions. In 1996, Isozaki won the Golden Lion at the Venice International Architecture Exhibition. In his career he has designed over one hundred buildings in Asia, Europe, America and Australia. In Italy, among the now iconic buildings, the Isozaki Tower in Milan, better known as Allianz Tower or Il Dritto in collaboration with the architect Andrea Maffei; skyscraper in the CityLife district which with its 209 meters is the second tallest building in Italy after the Unicredit Tower. The director of the Uffizi Galleries, Eike Schmidt, also expressed condolences, who remembers him as “a great 20th-century architect of international renown”, underlining that “his abstract and clear language was partly inspired by his profound knowledge of Renaissance architecture Italian”, although among the latest projects that of the redevelopment of the Galleries, signed by Isozaki, has not yet seen the realization. Also worthy of note is Stefano Boeri’s greeting, in his recollection disseminated on social media: “Arata Isozaki was an absolute protagonist of modern and contemporary architecture, capable of combining reasoned eclecticism and rational extravagance in his projects. A rare combinatorial gift, which has allowed him to cross different eras and styles and fashions without ever losing his role as a reference intellectual for several generations of designers, always capable of distilling profound and sophisticated concepts in illustrating his architecture. I met Arata for the first time in Tokyo, in 1997, when together with my students from the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam we were working on Tokyo Voids. Isozaki entertained us for a long time explaining the meaning of the Japanese concept of “Ma” which is both a temporal and spatial “interval”. Since then I have had many opportunities to meet and dialogue, the last one on the occasion of one of his unforgettable lectures at the Milan Polytechnic where I had invited him in the hope of helping him resume his project for the new entrance to the Uffizi in Florence, guilty of being forgotten ”.


OnOctober 6th, the new edition of NAI/22 promoted and organized by reFRAME Magazine will be held in Milan’s City Life. This is now a regular appointment with operators in the Real Estate, Finance and Contract sectors. The event is organized in partnership with #SonaeSierraItaly and under the Patronage of #Cncc. Following the success of last year’s NAI/21 edition, the Event aims to bring together key industry players not only to present each other with their innovative projects but also to encourage the setting of concrete plans for collaboration, stimulating the activation of working tables and thematic workshops. What will happen will be a meeting place for businesses and professionals looking for new ideas and new formulas to develop projects and activities useful to their core-business. The topics will be set taking into account new industry needs, new demand paradigms and also from digital technologies of the metaverse and blockchain transactions of real estate. Sustainability and the environment will be given ample space as the -New Era of Real Estate- cannot ignore them, as well as the well-being of individuals, and the quality of new lifestyles and social habits. Planners, architects, designers, creatives, sociologists, psychologists and visionary intellectuals will work on thematic workshops to better understand how to optimize or change direction to the rails of future Real Estate. Builders, developers, and urban-territorial redevelopers will confront each other to chart new construction, housing, business, and retail models. Researchers and universities will share their know-how to interpret future phenomena and give operational models for action and reference…



Architecture jumps out at us today. Like a tiger, like a wild animal that we no longer know how to tame, that we no longer know how to put in a cage. So, we must ride the tiger. Architecture is born from sometimes chance encounters with clients, unexpected dialogues with people, and finds the necessary answers in the work of a studio. It is the miracle of a drawing made by many hands, which becomes a construction. Then everyone can recognize the piece of work done and is moved, because today that line has become a house, a hotel, an office, and so on. So, recounting our architecture is a way of making an autobiography of many people, brought together by architecture under one roof. The tale looks not only at the past, but also and above all at the future, because doing architecture is everyone’s chosen destiny. Or perhaps everyone has been chosen by architecture and dragged into the game without almost realising it. Then you look back and realise that there has been a change in living, also thanks to us and our role as interpreters of a wider and faster change…




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